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01/09/2017
As a student, you may have noticed that keeping up with every assignment, project, test, social event, and other duties/activities can be challenging. Still, if you want to be successful at staying on top of and organizing your time during this new year, an agenda can be a great tool for that purpose. Continue reading to learn how you can use an agenda to your advantage this new year.

How to Stay Organized with an Agenda for this New Year

Find the Perfect Agenda for Your Needs

There is a wide variety of agendas available on the market (big ones, small ones, with different displays of each day, and with every color/design combination imaginable). When looking for the perfect one for you, opt for one in which you can easily see each date, and that has enough space to fit all of the duties, assignments, and activities you have to go through during each day.

Keep Your Agenda With You at All Times

An important feature your agenda should have is portability. This means that you should be able to take it with you everywhere you go (in your backpack, purse, or elsewhere). Keeping your agenda with you at all times is the best way to ensure you'll be writing down everything you may need to remember later on. If possible, carry it outside of school as well, so you can write down social events, athletic meets, and more.

Write Everything Down

"The faintest ink is more powerful than the strongest memory." For that reason, if you have something you want to be reminded of, it should be written down in your agenda. Noting your homework, exams, projects, social events, and other duties there is a surefire way to keep them from being forgotten. You can even write down monthly, weekly, or daily goals, so you can remember to work towards them.

Create a Schedule for Your Activities

Agendas can also be a great time management tool. If you want to organize your time and your responsibilities, however, you will need to create a schedule. After you have a list of the activities that you need to get through on any given day (a list that you can build on little by little), you should:
  • Prioritize all of your activities for the day.
  • Set a time frame to complete each one.
  • Include downtime, so you don't burn out.
If you have academic resolutions for this new year, rest assured that The Tutoring Center, Frisco TX can help you keep up with them. Their academic programs are designed to assist students so they can learn effectively and successfully. Contact them at (469) 980-7940 if you wish to learn more about tutoring in Frisco TX, or to schedule a free consultation.

Use Tools to Organize Your Agenda

If you want to keep your agenda organized so it can fulfill its duty of helping you stay on top of all of your responsibilities, you can employ different tools. For instance, you can use colorful pens to color-coordinate your activities and have a better idea of what to do daily at a glance. Highlighters, on the other hand, can help you accentuate those items that are more important to remember. Finally, sticky notes can help you add or update the information in your agenda.

Update Your Agenda Daily

An outdated agenda is no good, and it may even hinder your efforts of becoming an organized person, as it can lead to confusion and poor time management. If you want to get the most out of your agenda, it should be updated on a daily basis: cross off any activities you've already completed, and change or add in new information to your other tasks as required. This way, you'll be able to trust the notes in your agenda completely.

Always Check Your Agenda

As stated above, your agenda is meant to remind you of your tasks and responsibilities. Still, that won't happen if you keep your agenda closed. Go through it twice a day (in the morning and afternoon) to ensure you've done everything you need to do. You should even check it on days which you're certain you have nothing going on. This will help you build the habit of relying more on your agenda than in your memory.

Keep Up with Your Agenda

As a final tip, you should remember to keep up with your agenda and the schedule you've created for your activities. If not, you won't be successful at managing your time. If needed, you could even come up with a reward system for times in which you're unmotivated to do what you have to do.

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Remember that The Tutoring Center, Frisco TX can be the support you require to succeed and reach your academic potential during this new year. Call (469) 980-7940 to enroll in tutoring in Frisco TX, or to request a free diagnostic assessment.

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