Now, here’s what I think is important about this supplement: It takes into account the reality that we have to prioritize our obligations.
What do I mean by that? Notice in the second column that there is space for “# Credit hours” – This might not seem important in terms of planning, but it can be.
How so? Ask yourself: Will I allocate the same exact amount of blood, sweat, and tears to my 5-credit course as I do my 3-credit course? Or, if that’s not compelling enough, how about this question: Will I allocate the same exact amount of blood, sweat, and tears to my “Reading Reflection” worth 10% of my grade as I do to my Marketing 101 “business plan” worth 25% of my grade?
Not if you know the difference between working hard and working smart.
Do I want you to work hard in all of your courses, whether it’s a 1-credit independent study or a 5-credit seminar in your major field? Yes. We’re not talking about picking and choosing where to be lazy or take a vacation in certain courses simply because they have a lower numeric value assigned to them by your institution. That’s a wrong move. BUT – this planner supplement is a way for you to see at a single glance what your situation is during the course of a semester, and where/when you are best served allocating the majority your time.
It is interactive – So you can fill it out and save it on your computer. You can also email it to your parents if you want their help getting organized!
Fill it out and keep it on your desktop. I’d be surprised if it took more than 5 or 10 minutes to complete.