It’s almost time for the new semester to begin! You know what that means? Everyone is looking for the perfect planner! In this post, I am going to be reviewing The Ultimate Student Planner by my friend Sara of College Compass. Sara has dedicated herself to students just like you through her blog for years. Now, she has created a unique planner to help you be more productive, effective, and successful this semester!
What you get:
First of all, what makes this planner amazing is that you don’t just get one planner! Nope, with $22 you get 12 versions of Sara’s planner! Because she understands that each student (and week) is different, she created her planner to be extremely versatile. This way, it will always suit your needs!
Your options for The Student Planner 2017-2018 include the following:
-Hourly Decorated or Undecorated with Reflections
-Vertical Decorated or Undecorated with Reflections
-Horizontal Decorated or Undecorated with Reflections
-Hourly Decorated or Undecorated without Reflections
-Vertical Decorated or Undecorated without Reflections
-Horizontal Decorated or Undecorated without Reflections
If you are someone who enjoys a little decoration, color, and flair, the decorated version of the planner is for you! If you enjoy journaling or getting in touch with your creative side, you will also enjoy the reflections version of Sara’s planner! Not sure which version is right for you? No worries, Sara has your back! She created fast and easy this quiz to help you figure out which version of the planner meets your needs!
Now, let’s take at what this planner actually looks like!
Year at a Glance:
Sometimes we need to be able to take a look at the big picture. The year at a glance section of this planner is perfect for that! Plus, you can even see 2018!
Included in the reflections version of each planner is space to write out the positive and negatives of each month. In this section, you also get to take a look back at your favorite memories from the previous month as well as what you are looking forward to this month! There is also a page dedicated to writing down your monthly goals. I don’t know about you, but I need that kind of reminder in my life! Sara even includes a progress bar that you can fill in as you go!
The thing that I like most about the monthly page is how big each box is! I don’t know about you, but I have big handwriting! So, a planner that doesn’t make me squeeze everything into a tiny box is perfect for me! In the monthly view, you will also find a space to write your word of the month as well as a few notes! Personally, I love the word of the month space. I feel like gives the planner an even more personal feel and helps you focus on how you want to grow each month.
If you are someone who needs help focusing on the task at hand each week, you are going to love the weekly reflections and plans section of this planner. In this section, you have space to write down things that worked well last week (such as a new study plan, meal prep, etc.) and things that didn’t work well last week. You also get a space to write down three ways that you are going to make this week great! Who couldn’t use a little more positivity in life? Then, you can write down something that you are looking forward to this week!
Honestly, I can see Sara’s positive, bubbly personality throughout this entire planner, and it is so contagious! In this section, you will also find space to write down your top three projects this week whether that is homework, finishing a season on Netflix, or making time for friends. Plus, there’s a space to write down all of your things to do this week. I think this section is great because once you have every to do written in one spot, you can then schedule them all out throughout the week to help you be as productive as possible!
When you purchase your planner, you get to choose how you want your weekly view to be set up. You can print either the horizontal, vertical, or hourly view. Personally, I prefer the hourly view because I need structure in my planner. In the horizontal view, Sara includes a space for your class schedule which is great for students! In the vertical view, you can color block or washi tape block your classes which would give your planner a little more fun! In the hourly view, there is also space for notes on the side which could be helpful to those extra busy students!
Guys, this planner is so much fun! At the start of each new season, the bubbly college blogger/season loving Sara has included a fun seasonal bucket list full of ideas to make each season a blast! She has also left a few blank spaces for you to jot down some of your own seasonal bucket list items! In this section, you will also find space to write down what you are looking forward to most about this season as well as space to write down things to refresh your mind, heart, body, and soul.
Throughout the planner, you will also find quotes to help remind you to make the most of each month! I think everyone could use this little pick me up!
Because Sara knows what it’s like to be a student, she has also created extra inserts that you can purchase for either $5 a piece or $12 for a bundle of seven extra sheets.
The Academic Printable Pack includes the following:
-Group project planner
-Course assignment list
-Semester assignment list
Each of these items can be used throughout the semester to help you further organize your crazy student life!
Things to Know:
When you purchase this planner, you will get access to every version of the planner: horizontal layout, vertical layout, and hourly layout; decorated with seasonal patterns and plain; with and without reflections. You will also receive lifetime access!
Who This Planner is Perfect for:
-high school, college, or even graduate students
-someone who hasn’t been able to find a planner that works exactly like they need it to
-someone who needs something customizable
-someone who prefers to be able to move pages around according to their schedule
-someone who likes to have a little fun with their planner
I hope this review of Sara’s Ultimate Student Planner helps you get an idea of whether this planner is the one for you! If it is, head on over to College Compass to check it out! Happy planning, my friend!
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