“We assume that students know how to manage their time, but college is the first time they’ve had unstructured time. We lose them in those gap.”
– Jullien Gordon
The Guide To Graduation
The Guide To Graduation is a weekly visioning and planning tool to help college students be more intentional about the way they spend the gaps in their schedule between classes. It’s paper, but it’s powerful.We assume that college students are good at time management, but this is the first time that they have ever had unstructured time in their life. The workbook is designed to help them plan their entire semester by working backwards from their syllabi so that they don’t get behind.
What’s unique about the layout is that your weekly to do list and weekly time grid are side-by-side. While people have recommended that I create an app, there is no screen that is big enough to display both together. This is critical since every assignment on your to do list has some sort of time associated with it. Using this format allows you to be honest about what you can accomplish and it also allows you to layout your schedule so you don’t have to pull any all-nighters.
What Makes The Guide To Graduation Unique?
Your To Do List & Calendar Side-By-Side
If every to do list item has a time associated with it, then it should be right next to your calendar so that it gets done.
A Scoreboard To Track Your Daily Habits
Whether you want to exercise, eat lunch, meditate, or reach a chapter every day, now you can track it here.
Say Bye Bye To Your Syllabi
Instead of waking up and looking at your syllabi every day to see what you have do, it will all be laid out here.
The Weekly Planning Process
In this 30 minute video tutorial, you will learn how to design your week in 15 minutes on Sunday evening or Monday morning to make sure that you are a success without the stress.
Here’s what’s inside the video:
0:00 – Introduction
1:30 – Parkinson’s Law
4:11 – Procrastination vs. Perfectionism
6:38 – 168 Hours Per Week
8:21 – The Weekly Planning Process
Envision Your Entire Week In 15 Minutes
Add Your Classes & Have-Tos
Block out any classes, study groups, student group meetings that you have on your current calendar
Set Your Weekly Priorities
Determine what your priorities for the week are and rank them based on importance and urgency
Create Your Weekly To Do List
Determine the to do list items you want to achieve based on your priorities and allocate time to them
Schedule Your Action Items
Input exactly when you are going to accomplish your to do list items in the gaps in your weekly calendar
About The Designer
Thank you for your interest in The Guide To Graduation. The goal of this tool is help college students graduate on-time. This tool and process helped me graduate from UCLA in 3 years.
This is the weekly planning process will help you avoid pulling all-nighters by maximizing the gaps in your schedule that most people waste. Designing your day and putting first things first is one of the most simple and powerful shifts you can make toward living the life you desire.
Whether you attended my workshop “No All Nighters” or not, the training video will help you rethink how you invest your time, which is your most valuable resource, so that you get the maximum return on college. The value of your college experience will not be determined by graduation, but what you did between orientation and graduation..
We Will Customize The Planner For Your Campus
Customize The Cover & Inside
- a high resolution cover image (i.e. the main building on campus or a picture with your students in school apparel).
- a high resolution image of the school logo.
- 2 color codes to replace the burgundy and gold.
- edited content/text to add to the front of the planner in an 8.5″ x 11″ format.
- an academic calendar with dates to integrate into the calendar.
NOTE: For customization, add $2.50 per planner.
Frequently Asked Questions
No. The Guide To Graduation is supposed to work in conjunction with your online calendaring system such as Outlook or Google calendar. The G2G is most useful when prioritizing and planning out all of the gaps in your week where nothing is scheduled so that time is productive.
You can either use Guide To Graduation weekly or daily. Some people like to take 15 minutes to lay out the vision for their entire week on Sunday evening or Monday morning. Others like to take it one day at a time and start each day with a quick 5 minute visioning session for the next 8 hours.