Fixed Commitment Calendar

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A fixed commitment calendar provides you with an aerial view of your weekly schedule. It can help you stay organized and know what to anticipate from day to day. A fixed commitment calendar is also a great tool to use for planning out your study time. You may choose to use a Google Calendar, a paper planner, or whatever works for you! 

To get started, fill in your weekly time-bound commitments such as your classes, labs, recurring meetings, and work schedule. 

Next, add in time for taking care of yourself and your space (sleep, eating, exercise, laundry, showering, cleaning, etc.) Tip: It is beneficial to keep a regular sleep schedule to maintain consistent energy throughout the day. Aim to go to bed and wake up around the same time every day - even if your class schedule varies day to day! 

Then add in time for studying. Keep in mind that you should spend about 2-3 hours per week outside of class studying for every one credit hour (ex: 3 credit class = 6-9 hours of studying). Studying can include homework, tutoring, practice problems, reading, rewriting notes, visiting professor’s office hours, research, writing, etc. 

Finally, be sure to add time for fun such as attending events, spending time with friends, exploring South Bethlehem, and more.

Feel free to customize this in a way that works for you! Try color coding or, if using Google Calendar, you can add layers to the calendar for different types of appointments.

  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
7am Wake up, get ready, breakfast Wake up, get ready, breakfast Wake up, get ready, breakfast Wake up, get ready, breakfast Wake up, get ready, breakfast Wake up, get ready, breakfast Wake up, get ready, breakfast
8am Free time BIO 101 Study BIO 101 Study BIO Lab Clean
9am Study BIO 101 Study BIO 101 Study Study Laundry
10am Study Study ENGL 005 Study ENGL 005 Work study Clean
11am Study Study ENGL 005 Study ENGL 005 Work study Study
12pm Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1pm Tutoring Study Study Study Work study Study LU Football game
2pm Tutoring HIST 112 Office hour HIST 112 Work study Study LU Football game
3pm Study HIST 112 MATH 044 HIST 112 MATH 044 Study LU Football game
4pm Study  Study  MATH 044  Office hour MATH 044 Study LU Football game
5pm Study Work out Study Work out Study Work out Study
6pm Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner
7pm Free time Club mtg Study Study Study LAD event Free time
8pm Free time Tutoring Study Club mtg Study LAD event Free time
9pm Free time Tutoring Study Study Study LAD event Free time
10pm Prep for tomorow Prep for tomorrow Prep for tomorrow Prep for tomorrow  Prep for tomorrow Prep for tomorrow Prep for tomorrow
11pm Sleep Sleep Sleep Sleep Sleep Sleep Sleep