Friday, September 26, 2008

Getting & Staying Organized

Not a morning person? Constantly losing track of due dates and assignments? We've rounded up several different websites and applications that can help you keep yourself organized in class, and in life. We haven't tried all of these, but thought that you might find some of them helpful. Enjoy!
  • Alarm clocks for irregular schedules - You can set one of these alarm clocks to wake you up at a different time every day. Windows users can try College Alarm Clock; Mac users can check out Alarm Clock 2.
  • Compact Academic Calendar - Track long-term projects and more with this spreadsheet.
  • Don't have Excel to check out that calendar? Consider downloading OpenOffice for the PC, or NeoOffice for the Mac. These programs contain all the applications you'd find in Microsoft Word (word processing, spreadsheets, slideshows, etc.) but without the cost.
  • StudyRails - An application to help you manage your study time and assignments. (This one costs $5 a month.) The link will take you to a screenshot tour on Lifehacker, a blog that posts tips and tricks for organizing your life.
  • Online to-do lists - Remember the Milk is a great online to-do list application. The Hack College blog posted about it recently, and gave some tips on how you can use it as a student. Check it out: Be an Organized Student with Remember the Milk.
  • Registering for Classes - Hack College also has a great post on how to figure out which classes to register for.
  • Back to School Power Tools - Lastly, Lifehacker posted a roundup of software that can help with taking notes, keeping track of your schedule, and more.

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