Last weekend I looked through Target's selection of agendas and didn't see one that I really liked. On my walk home from the hospital today, I decided to pick up a free one put out by the university's student society. It actually has better quality paper than some of the Target ones and a great pink coil; I'm happy with it (and its price).
|my free student agenda|
I've used a free agenda each year during university. The first thing I do is cut out the information pages (I do skim them; I like to know about my campus) and advertisements. That whittles the book down to almost half its original thickness!
|to-do lists (50 Q means do 50 QBank USMLE practice questions)|
Sometimes I need more than a to-do list. Particularly leading up to exams, I need to schedule my days to the hour to make sure I fit everything in. When I wrote my licensing exam in May I created my own agenda, with the days divided into hours. I created an agenda template on Word, printed the pages double-sided, folded them over, added a card-stock cover, and stapled through the spine. It was perfect for me during those busy few weeks.
|planning my life by the hour|
|printable weekly agenda template (folds in half)|
If you're interested, here are other posts I've written about how I study:
On getting organized to study:
- How To Make A Study Schedule
- Printable Minimalist 2015 Monthly Calendars
- How I Organize My Student Agenda
- The Student Organizer Binder
- Study Tips, Part 1: Making Study Notes (& a few pages of my medical school study notes)
- Study Tips, Part 2: Quizzing Yourself
- Study Tips, Part 3: Where To Study
- Study Tips, Part 4: Picture Mnemonics
- Study Tips, Part 5: When To Study
- Study Tips, Part 6: Abbreviating Powerpoints Or Textbooks Into Study Notes
- Study Tips, Part 7: Avoiding Distractions