Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
I consider myself an organized person who not only survives, but fortunately thrives in chaos. However, I’m a parent/personal assistant to a 16 year old diva who like most people needs a little help in the time management and organization department. As her unofficial time keeper, I was extremely happy to be provided the opportunity to review the Order Out Of Chaos 2013-2014 Academic Planner – A Tool for Time Management.
This is not your average agenda book or “To Do” style planner, the Order Out of Chaos Academic Planner’s unique design enables and provides a student a natural way to visualize their time.
- A customizable index page at the front of the planner enables students to record their class subjects (7 subject boxes) only once. Eliminates forgetfulness and frustration.
- Weekly planner pages line up on a subject-by-subject basis, creating an easy method for students to record and review their weekly schedules.
- Days of the week are listed horizontally across the planner, allowing students to quickly see assignments and due dates and creating continuity that is critical to developing time management skills.
- Includes space to enter after-school activities and weekend commitments, allowing students to PLAN their weekly workload.
The Order Out Of Chaos Academic Planner was developed by Leslie Josel an ADHD specialist and professional organizer who realized that organization and time management is a life skill that doesn’t come naturally. You can find out more and how to purchase here!
So now that you know why it works – it’s easy, it’s functional, it puts the student in control. You’re probably wondering if the Order Out Of Chaos Academic Planner worked for the Diva and the answer is YES! Sort of… When I asked her to share her thoughts concerning this planner vs. other agenda books used in the past this is what she had to say.
I liked the customizable subject column; it’s great to only have to write the subjects once for the entire year. The after-school section lets me see exactly what I have to do and whether or not I have time to do anything extra. I like the size, there is space to write all my assignments and projects. It’s durable but I wish it wasn’t so heavy it adds more weight to my binder. I like it. It keeps me organized, but it doesn’t help me manage my time better; this is a skill that I know I have yet to improve on my own. I wish I would have had this in middle school. I know I will buy one for the next school year. ~Diva 16
There you have it. We’re still working to improve time management skills, but at this point I’m satisfied with organized chaos!
I’m Just Sayin’…(Damn!)
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