Keeping yourself organized is probably the single most difficult thing about being a college student. With no parents or teachers on your case about finishing assignments and turning them in, keeping track of everything can be overwhelming. So how do I manage it all, you ask? Here are 3 great tools you can use to keep yourself organized.
First is an app called P.Schedule. It’s free to download on IOS and Android mobile devices and doesn’t take up a lot of space. It’s a portable school calendar for your phone! You can register all the courses you are taking for the semester, color-code them, then add assignments as they come. You can have the app remind you 1, 2, even 3 days before an assignment is due, and if you hate having to set alarms to remind yourself to go to class (don’t worry, it happens to the best of us), P.Schedule has you covered too. The only downside is that there are annoying pop-up ads every once in a while, and you can only view your weekly schedule, not your monthly (unless you upgrade to premium, but let’s be real, who’s doing that?).
This next app is one I use daily. If you suck at sitting down and trying to get work done because it feels like there’s no end in sight, use an app called Focus To-Do. It uses the Pomodoro Technique, which is a time management tool where you have a timer set for, say, 25 minutes. In those 25 minutes you try to get as much work done as you possibly can. After time is up, the app gives you a short break. After a few cycles, you are rewarded with a long break. It has really helped me to focus on those days that I just cannot seem to get anything done.
College is hard enough to pass already, so you don’t want to fall behind just because of some silly disorganization. I hope this helped!
Rowan Truman is a contributor to The Weekly Cad.