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Disorganized Desk Syndrome

  “Disorganized Desk Syndrome” can affect all of us. When you are practically diving into piles of paper to find what you are looking for, and the floor surrounding your desk is even cluttered with “stuff”, something needs to be done! Tip One – Get an Inbox A proper physical inbox is a must for keeping an organized desk! It’s there to keep anything entering your desk in one place,...

5 things to prepare the night before

Image © Steve Woods Going to school or college unprepared can be a nightmare. It will often result in angry teachers, chaotic days and the near impossible feat of trying to get everything done without the adequate resources. My top tip for preventing this, prepare what you need for the next day, the night before. To-Do... 1. Check your schedule Take a look at what lessons you have got the next day and get prepared! Make...

Quick Tip: Practice Zen Planning

  © Sanja Gjenero How many times have we spent longer planning something than it would take to just do it? I know I have. Revision is my favorite task to apply this method to, because you feel like your getting something done whilst still putting it off. I’m sure you can all remember times you’ve done this, where there are glorified plans put on the wall, but nothing that actually achieves results has been...

Winding Down for Summer

    © Jose Fernando Carli How many of you are just approaching the end of the academic year? I’ve finished a couple of weeks ago, and many students are starting to break up for summer in the coming weeks. You’re all imagining it already, the great (or not so great) weather, the BBQs, the parties and proms. With all these temptations, it’s easy to put off those essential tasks that make summer more...

My Finals Study Schedule (for Today)

Today is going to be a day filled with a lot of studying and not too much else. Here’s my schedule: 8am Wake up, shower, eat, check mailboxes (IRL and virtual), write in blog 9-10 Study for German final 10-11 Study for Geology final 11-12 Study for Russian final 12-1 Free BBQ at Bowman Park; Meet Melissa 12 in Hub Lobby 1-2 Study for Spanish final 2-3 Take a break! 3-4 German 4-5 Geology 5-6 Russian 6-7 Eat dinner 7-8...

Back to school organizing

It’s almost time to head back to school and a new semester means a fresh start. This new year, start off on the right foot by taking concrete steps toward two of your resolutions – getting organized and achieving more academically. Rather than wait until half the semester has passed you by, use this first week of school to get yourself prepared for the semester ahead. Here’s a list to help you get started. The...