Ever since middle school, I've always been someone who needs an agenda to keep everything I have to do organized. However, now that I'm in college, having an agenda is even more crucial as my schedule changes literally every day because of meetings, events, appointments, etc. I splurged on the Emily Ley planner this year and can't even tell you how glad I am that I did! The layout is so nice because each day is dedicated to an entire page. I don't know about you, but I'm much more motivated to get things done when I have an entire page to plan everything out on.
Every Monday (or Sunday night if I have enough time) I go through all my syllabi and make a big to do list with everything I need to accomplish for the week. I highlight big projects or exams and make sure I plan enough time to get them done. I love using the "This Week" pad by Knock Knock because I can break down my to do list by the day and then use the back for my general weekly to dos. I keep this list in the front pocket of my planner for easy access.
Here is a look at my agenda on a Monday. (The left side is Monday and the right side is Tuesday.) I color coded each class using different Le Pens (which I remind myself of on the sticky note on the left page). Although they're a little pricey, Le Pens are one of the only pens I'll use in my agenda because they're so bright and don't bleed through the pages! You can buy a big set of them from Amazon right here. As you can see from the picture, I write in every class, meeting or event I have that day, as well as exams or projects. I highlight exams or big assignments in orange and then events in pink. Having a little time schedule section is so nice and something I didn't realize I needed until I came to college - I can't imagine going through the day without checking this multiple times! Then to the right of that there's the to do list part where I write down everything I need to do. It may seem a little repetitive with my orange "This Week" pad too, but I just really enjoy making lists :)
I seriously don't know how I would survive without my agenda. 10/10 recommend the Emily Ley one, but I have also heard Kate Spade and Day Designers are great too!
How do all you college girls out there organize your agendas?