Free College Assignment Template
It’s no secret that I love planners. I also really love printables, which are basically customizable single-sheet planners specifically for tacking health, activities, assignments, or grades. (Plus you get to print them out over and over again every time you need one – so cost friendly!)
Printables continue to be targeted towards stay at home moms or working women, though, so I’ve been missing out on some of the fun. Rather than wait for someone else to solve the problem, I’ve started making my own printables specifically for college students. I want to share them with you all for free, because if I’m getting something out of using them, then I want you to, as well!
I’ve put together a starter pack of three free printables for all of you. These are specifically intended for use at the start of the semester, so whether you love organization or you’re totally lost on what to do, now is the perfect time to give them a shot!
If you’re looking for more tips for getting organized, check out this post!
Weekly Schedule Printable
Free college printables – weekly schedule!
The first printable is a weekly schedule printable. This is just a simple, clean-cut planning page that you can use to schedule your week. I use colored pens and pencils to fill it out so that I have every week at a glance. You can access it here, in my free resource library for Sara Laughed subscribers. To subscribe to the mailing list and get your password, please click here.
If you’re looking for more information on how to schedule, plan, or use time management, check out this post on balancing time in college!
Semester Schedule Printable
Free college printables – semester at a glance!
The second free college printable is a semester-at-a-glance planner. It is divided into 14 weeks, the length of the average American college semester, and has slots for every day that you can use to write down important due dates. This is an easy way to make sure that you never miss any important deadlines! It slips easily into a folder or binder, or can be hung on your cork board. To download the semester-at-a-glance printable as a PDF for free, head over to the free printable library for my subscribers. You can get your password by subscribing here.
Assignment List Printable (See How to Use it Here!)
Free college printables – assignment list!
The third and final free printable is this assignment tracker. I talk a lot about assignment lists in my eBook, but for those of you who aren’t up to speed, I like to track all my assignments in a single document so I am never surprised by what’s coming up, no matter what class it’s for. This pretty printable lets you write out each assignment and keep track of them all in a way that’s clean and not too overwhelming. To download the assignment list printable,head over to the free printable library for my subscribers. You can get your password by subscribing here.
I find that these three printables are invaluable organizers for starting a new semester, but I’d love to hear from you. As a college student, what kind of printables would you like to see? What do you think would be most useful for you?
Last month I shared my new planner, which is part of a larger accountability binder system that I use to keep track of things I need to work on and places I need to be.
One of the pages was my assignment and project sheet where I wanted to keep all of due dates. I have pretty small handwriting so I crammed in two 40-line tables on the page: one for classwork and one for writing projects.
I greatly underestimated how many things I would have due this semester. Not counting the surprise projects that have sprung up since the semester started (thanks a lot, j-school), I have over 150 items in my class assignment list.
By comparison, I have about 10 anthology deadlines listed in my project sheet for the entire year.
I obviously need something a little more heavy duty for tracking classwork.
Inspired by this post on Organized Charm, I made a Google Sheet specifically for class assignments.
The spreadsheet has columns for the semester week, the specific due date, the class it’s for, the assignment name, and the four potential statuses I may be stuck on: reading, taking notes, writing an initial draft, and completion.
The grey and white backgrounds really help me keep track of what’s upcoming that specific week, and on my printed sheet I use a yellow highlighter in between each specific day so I can prioritize.
The status columns help me to isolate and organize things within the spreadsheet, usually by ordering an entire column.
I use the status columns as a checklist to keep track of what I’ve done and what still needs work.
If you want to track things just with the spreadsheet, you can use drop-down menus in the status columns to check off items when you’re done.
I like using a paper system, so I manually check off when I’m done with a step–and when I’m totally finished, I use a highlighter to strike through the whole line.
The downside to using a paper version rather than an electronic version is that my professors have changed due dates several times so far, so I have to re-write them in the printed copy or re-print it if I’m feeling particularly fussy over it. Having a shortcut on a tablet or laptop may end up being a better option, even though I like having physical tracking sheets.
Click here to use the template!
[One day I’ll figure out how to make the embed code work. Today is not that day.]