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10/17/2017
A planner can make your student life much easier, but only if you know how to use it correctly. For a few tips on the matter, read this post by The Tutoring Center, Moorpark CA.

How to Manage Your Student Planner

As Professional Learning Board states, a planner can help students stay organized, track their achievements, be more responsible, and communicate better with their parents and teachers. However, a planner alone won't do it. Said tool needs to be used correctly in order to provide all of the benefits mentioned above. For that reason, in this post you'll find tips on how you can manage a student planner that will help you improve as a student.

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Find the Right Planner for You

Having the right tool for the job can make the job that much easier. For that reason, the first step is finding a planner that suits your lifestyle: it should have the date, enough space for you to fit your daily activities, and it should be portable, so you can carry it around with you. You may even want to choose one with a nice design, so you're more eager to keep up with it.

Take It With You

Needless to say, if you want your planner to help you stay organized, you need to have it handy at all times. That's why you should make it a point to have it with you everywhere you go: in class, during your extracurricular activities, and even when you're out with friends. This way, you'll be able to write down any events, assignments, or other things you have to do, right then and there.

Write Everything Down

The idea behind keeping a planner is that it will remind you and help you to keep track of all your duties. For that to happen, however, you first need to remember to write all of them down. This means that you should write down any homework, test, project, chore, social event, and any other thing you have going on. Basically, anything you want to be reminded of should go in the planner.

Create a Schedule

Aside from being a reminder, a planner can also help you organize your time. To that end, look at everything you need to do on any given day. Then, prioritize those activities and set a big enough time frame to complete each one in (e.g., 6:00 to 7:30 pm: study math). Last but not least, remember to include downtime in your schedule, to avoid feeling overworked at the end of the day.

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Use Colors to Stay Organized

If you're a busy person, your planner can get chaotic. To correct that, use colored pens or highlighters to make it more organized. You can designate a color for a type of activity (for example, use blue for extracurricular activities) to make it easier for you to quickly identify what you need to do during the day. Plus, this has the added advantage that it will make your planner more fun to use.

Update Your Planner

Your planner won't do you any good whatsoever if you don't update it constantly. This is because failing to do so can lead to confusion, which may actually interfere with your time management and organizational efforts. That's why you should always cross off the duties you've already completed. Similarly, be sure to add new and relevant information in as it becomes known.

Check Your Planner Daily

Just as you update your planner regularly, you should create the habit of checking it on a daily basis as well. In fact, you should try to review it at least twice a day: once in the morning so you know what you need to do; and once at night to ensure you completed everything on your "to do" list. Doing so will help you rely on it more and more.

Keep Up with Your Planner

Finally, try your best to keep up with your planner. Even if it's challenging at times, you should work to stay on top of your duties. In the end, you'll get the satisfaction of knowing you're on the right track. If you need a bit of extra help, however, you can set up reward system that can motivate you to keep going.

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