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How To Use An Undated Planner

How To Use An Undated Planner

If you’re looking to jump-start your planning between semesters, or just prefer a more custom look, an undated Class Tracker planner is perfect for you. Undated planners are also a safe bet if you’re prone to using your planner sporadically; you can plan a week and skip the next two, or pick it up whenever you need. With an undated planner, there are no wasted pages and the space is open for the next time you need to get organized.

Where To Start With Your Undated Planner

Set aside some time and start with the weekly schedule spread. Fill in external commitments (class, after-school job, sports practices) as well as daily habits like when you take your meals, wake and sleep, and exercise. This should give you a clear picture of when you’re busy, and when you’re not. For a more in-depth guide to making the most of your weekly schedule spread, check out our How to Create a Weekly Plan That Will Make You Successful in College post.

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Next, tackle the undated monthly spread. Number stickers are a fun way to customize your planner, or you can always write in dates yourself. Once your dates are set, make note of any major commitments or exams. If you have multi-colored pens or markers, you can even create a color key for yourself (exams in green, plans with friends in orange, for example).

Don’t forget to set your monthly goals! Studies show that people who write down their goals are 43% more likely to achieve them than those who don’t. For more info on setting and crushing your goals, get our FREE goal-setting guide here.

After that, it’s time to add details to your weekly spread. Use each of the different sections of the day (Remember to, Quizzes/Exams/Papers/Projects, Assignments, and Daily Plan) to organize what you have going on each day. The Self-Care Corner is a great way to check in on your habits and make sure you’re prioritizing your physical and mental health.

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MASTER PLANNER TIP: Plan to plan. Pick a day and time to set aside for filling out your planner to get a sense of what your upcoming week looks like. Set a reminder on your phone, ask a friend to join you or hold you accountable, so that you make a habit of planning your weeks out in advance.

Want more tips for how to make the most of your planner? Follow us on Instagram at @myclasstracker for more planning tips and inspiration.