I'll go through this step by step.
Let's start with the syllabi. No disrespect to my professors, but it's quite rare that I get a syllabus that I actually like. I normally have to retype them in a way that's clear, easy to follow, and organized for me personally. This semester I was given a syllabus that was a jumble and super confusing, so I just retyped them like this: I organized them by units, and put each assignment and due date under the given unit. Plain, simple, and extremely easy to follow.
Once an assignment, test, or reading has been finished, I highlight it so I know that it's done and I don't need to worry about it anymore. I DO NOT HIGHLIGHT UNTIL THE ASSIGNMENT HAS BEEN SUBMITTED. It's really easy to forget or get confused if you get ahead of yourself, so be cautious with that.
My planner is my sidekick during the semester. I write absolutely anything and everything in it and it's super helpful when I'm trying to keep track of everything.
|Lilly Pulitzer Planner in Skip On It - $26|
My planner, much like everything else in my life, is color coordinated. Blue ink if homework assignments, purple is my work schedule, green is "miscellaneous" (things I do in my own time, like concerts, lunch dates, trips home, etc.), and pink is for exams. Once something that's been written has been done, I highlight (just like my syllabi) to mark it's completion.
Here's how I get my weekly assignments organized so I can do them:
I like lists. Shopping lists, to do lists, any kind of list, I like it. I make two different lists before I begin my assignments for the week, and they are all, I bet you could guess it, COLOR COORDINATED.
I pick a color for each subject, and make a list on a piece of notebook paper, the Stickies on my laptop, and organize my syllabi with the corresponding color flag tags. I arrange the subjects in chronological order for when the assignments are due. As you can see above, my bio assignments are due the 22nd, and everything else is due the 24th, so I'll obviously get my bio done first.
I've got to stop writing this post and get back to making a dent in my massive pile of work due at the end of this week! I hope this helps someone other than me!