Time is flying today!!
I spent some time this morning organizing my calendar for the semester. I put all of my test and major assignments into my Google Calendar (color-coded, of course). I set reminders to email me 1 week before the smaller things are due so I remember to gear up for them. The big stuff is always in the back of my mind 🙂 I still have one more class to add. Looks like this isn’t going to be as crazy a semester as the previous ones in terms of tests everywhere, but the workload is still there.
This semester my goal is to finish ALL of the small assignments in the first month of school. Article reviews, case studies, etc. – the things that are not dependent on learning material. Every semester I make a list of all of my assignments across all courses so I can see my workload overview and cross them off as I complete them. I still have one more class to add, and this doesn’t include the VERY ANNOYING weekly Q&As due (they were not worthy of taking up space in this list) but it’s all the big stuff I have to do/write. Hopefully tonight’s new syllabus won’t add too much more!
Clearly I think the only way to get motivated to do assignments is the thought of crossing them off a master list 😉
I used to use ToDoist to organize this, but this summer I switched over to Google’s Task list (accessible in Gcal and Gmail) and I’m going to continue using it. I have lists for TODOs, Assignments, Freelance Writing and Groceries. Luckily you can print them out now (which is how I got the list to look like it does below). Speaking of printing, I also print out a hard copy of my calendar (all 4 months of the semester) and the master assignment list to keep in my binder. I can update it as often as I need and cross off the days as they go by.
I paused for lunch at 1:30 and made a delicious spread
A salad made with farmer’s market lettuce dressed in olive oil, vinegar and honey, farmer’s market cherry tomatoes, a leftover hard-boiled egg, green pepper and cinnamon almonds.
Spread onto Great Harvest Flax Oat Bran, my very favorite of the GH line.
- Squeeze in an hour of work
- Possible at-home haircut by a friend of matt‘s (if there’s time)
- Drive to Winthrop
- Walk with Victoria
- Community Nutrition
- Late dinner of ???