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9/25/10 11:15 P

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I use iCal as it has a calendar and a todo list in one convenient view. I don't know if you can get iCal for a PC though. Other than that, I second make a schedule and stick to it. Schedule in everything that should be a priority (your partner and kid for two... as well as exercise, study, and your teaching obligations). Wednesday night, for example, belongs to my husband, even if I have a million other things to do. 1-2:30pm belong to the gym every day except Wednesday when it belongs to my doctor.

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9/25/10 12:56 P

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Wow, I never thought of using my google calender with reminders. And the post it note application I have on my computer is a great idea as well. Thanks!

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9/25/10 6:40 A

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If you have your class schedule set already, begin by making sure you have set your exercise routine as well. If fitness is not made a priority right from the start, it will likely be the first thing that disappears.

Next, you will need some system to keep track of your assignment due dates. I use a combination of a day timer, post it notes stuck to the edge of my computer, and the post it note application that comes with windows 7. If you have any of the multitude of calendar apps available you can add things to that as well, along with reminders sent to your email.

I usually take the first few days of a new semester doing some careful scheduling. Things do get moved about during the semester, but the initial work helps keep me on track.

Good luck, and have fun!

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9/25/10 1:06 A

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I am preparing for the M.Ed. program. I will be doing mostly classroom work for the first 3 semesters. Then I will be student teaching and working on my thesis the next 3. So, it sounds like a set schedule will work, but I need to get a system down for my home priorities such as paperwork, daughter and partner, etc. I should also add that I will be independently preparing for Math and Science endorsements which will not be part of the regular curriculum.

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9/24/10 5:22 P

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as a current graduate student, i can empathize.

i would say that it matters what you're studying, and whether or not you're a PhD or MA/MSc student. in other words, are you commitments courses and reading, or do you have the additional component of performing research 60+ hours a week?

as a research-based graduate student, when i was on the PhD track, i didn't have time for p90x. i was lucky to sneak out for 30 minutes a day to get to the gym. my non-research based colleagues find that it's best to set a schedule and stick to it.

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9/24/10 4:54 P

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Any suggestions? I have a week my friends and I need some helpful hints!

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