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I’m so glad you’ve joined me for today’s post, because if you’re like me, you crave structure. Without some structure, you’re headed into chaos land where little to nothing gets done.
As you guys know, I am a graduate student studying for my master’s degree in communications. I am enjoying my journey thus far, and although I’m an online student, I still face the same problems that traditional students face:
- Not keeping track of assignments
- Forgetting when an assignment is due
- Getting behind
I have been there (raises hand), so if you’re struggling with any of these problems, I’m here to help you with them today whether you’re a graduate student or even undergraduate student.
If you saw my social post from earlier today about finding tools to help you stay organized and be productive, one of the tools that has helped me stay organized is Trello.
Here are 3 ways you can master your degree with Trello (and finish this semester strong):
1. Plan your assignments ahead of time
If you tend to have a bad habit of procrastinating and waiting until the last minute to complete an assignment, something that can totally help is planning your assignments up front as soon as you get your course calendar or schedule for the semester. Go ahead and plan out all of your assignments for the week. With Trello, once you’ve completed your assignments, you can archive them to keep your board clutter-free.
2. Get notifications for when your assignments are due
If you have a tendency to forget when assignments are due, in Trello, you can subscribe to a card with your assignment so that Trello will send you a reminder 24 hours before your assignment is due.
Simply click the “Watch” button to subscribe for a reminder. Don’t pass up this free feature when it can help you stay on top of deadlines.
3. Visually track your progress on assignments
One reason why I like Trello is because of its design. I’m able to visually create cards with my assignments and physically drag and drop them according to their status. (Psst–I think I’m more of a visual & hands-on learner).
You can visually track your progress using Trello by creating separate lists for your assignments.
As you work on and complete your assignments, you can move each card to its appropriate list. By the end of the week, you’ll be able to see how far you’ve come along. I don’t know about you, but watching those cards go across the Trello board makes me feel like I’m actually getting something done, and I have a record to show for it.
So those are 3 ways you can master your degree with Trello. The best way to make progress after learning is to implement what you’ve learned. Here are 4 actionable steps for today:
Actionable Steps for Today:
- Sign up for a free Trello account
- Grab this AWESOME Free Trello Planner for your assignments by dropping me a comment.
- Start filling in those assignments
- Start crossing them off your list 🙂