Between working three jobs and taking 4 college classes, I have some tips and tricks to stay organized and make the most out of the 168 hour week!
Get a planner: Specifically, one that has a section for each day of the week with plenty of room to write things in.
Color code: get a couple different color pens and choose colors for each activity in your planner. For example, in my planner, the times I work are written in black, the times I go to school are written in blue, and homework is written in purple.
Utilize your syllabi: you know all those due dates they give you at the beginning of the semester? Write them down! Knowing when things are due and gauging how much of a time commitment each class is going to be will really help relieve stress!
Dedicate time to doing homework before it's due: set aside 30min-1hr of your day to sit down with no distractions to get it done.
Composition Books: Pick out one comp. book for each class to write all of your notes in. This will make studying for tests easier, and you won't have to deal with shuffling through tons of papers.
Don't forget about those pesky errands: filling up the gas tank, doing laundry, paying bills, the list goes on and on. Don't fret, though, just remember to work some time into your schedule to get these things done too.
Remember the small things: taking care of yourself is the ultimate key to success in a busy schedule. Remember to give yourself time to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, time to unwind and relax after a long day, and never neglect your hobbies, as they will give you the strength to continue to strive after your goals.