How to : Build a organization system for school or college.

College and school brings to mind images of loose sheets of papers, multiple notebooks, notes scribbled in the margins of a textbook, a flurry of assignments and club activities.

Note taking.Keeping track of deadlines. Following up on assignments. Finishing up project work and the list of academic and extracurricular activities goes on.

Staying organised will not only lower your stress levels, it will also allow you to set goals and aim for good grades across your semester.

How can you stay organised ? How do you make sure that everything gets done? Here is a list I’ve compiled for systems you can use too.

From one student to another.


Let’s begin with Google Sheets. It is the one of the most profoundly simple yet powerful applications I use. It is useful for all your tracking and organising needs. Sheets is useful in keeping track of the various tasks you have for each subject.

  • Assignments
  • Projects
  • Lecture notes

Anytime you get assigned a piece of work, need to complete a task for a class or simply need to finish something before the deadline – you simply need to enter it into the sheet. It also allows you to see all your work in one place.

Here’s a free template to help you get started : (Note: Please make a copy)

If you prefer to have moveable cards to keep track of your work , here is a Notion template for you.

Day planners help make everything easier and more importantly prevent us from forgetting anything important that’s due for the day. Here is a notion day planner with Kanan boards to make your organisation process easier.

Through the streets of Mumbai ~ Sunkissed Sand

Beneath, the sand is soft and warm.
Sculpted by nature, it’s weathered the storm.
A passionate battle between calmness and rage,
A new chapter’s beginning;
don’t turn the last page.
I listen again to the whispering waves,

Music of nature calming and brave.
Its power unknown, its stillness untamed,
Mysterious and magical, a treasure earth claims.

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Poem : Whispering Waves by Edel T. Copeland

Book haul 2022 ( & Come book shopping with me )

The sound of pages being turned. The smell of old books. Coming home to a bookshelf full of new books to escape into. Discovering new authors. Pulling out favourite quotes.

These are landmark moments in every reader’s journey. But our journey of diving into a book begins from the purchase of the book. We walk through aisles of books, browse through blurbs and look for our favourite authors. After a few minutes (or hours) we find a book that speaks to us.


Shopping for books at a second – hand book store

BOOK HAUL 2022

1. 4 hour work week

Genre :

  • Self Help
  • Personal Development

2. Twelve red herrings

Genre :

  • Short Story
  • Mystery

3. Deal Breaker

Genre :

  • Suspense
  • Mystery

4. Big Magic

Genre :

  • Self help

(creativity and inspiration)

5. Emma

Genre :

  • Romance
  • Novel of manners

6. Not a penny more, not a penny less

Genre :

  • Suspense
  • Finance

7. The Bear and the Nightingale

Genre :

  • Fantasy
  • Historical Fantasy

8. The Pale Horse

Genre :

  • Crime fiction

9. Mossad

Genre :

  • True crime
  • Real life references

10. The stars shine down

Genre :

  • Advernture
  • Romantic suspense

11. It ends with us

Genre :

  • Contemporay Romance
  • Mental Health references

12. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Genre :

  • Crime fiction
  • Suspense

13. The Book Thief

Genre :

  • Historical fiction
  • Young adult

14. The power of your subconcious mind

Genre :

  • Self help

15. After the darkness

Genre :

  • Thriller
  • Romantic mystery

16. Atomic Habits

Genre :

  • Self help
  • Personal development

17. Holding up the universe

  • Young Adult
  • Mental Health awareness

18. One of us is lying

  • Mystery
  • Young Adult

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How to : Build a organization system for school or college.

College and school brings to mind images of loose sheets of papers, multiple notebooks, notes scribbled in the margins of a textbook, a flurry of assignments and club activities. Note taking.Keeping track of deadlines. Following up on assignments. Finishing up project work and the list of academic and extracurricular activities goes on. Staying organised willContinue reading “How to : Build a organization system for school or college.”

Quotes from a book : Dance first, Think later.

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Book Review : My True Love Gave to Me

12 Christmassy stories to put you in a blissful Christmas mood. The one that makes you think of warm fuzzy socks, your comfortable blanket, a mug of hot chocolate and depending on which part of the world you live in, snow.

This book delivers what it tells you it will, 12 Christmas-based romance novels. I found the style of this book to be quite similar to the book Let it Snow by John Green. Stories range from an LGBT romance to a story exploring growth in relationships across a period of years.

The reason this book made the rounds on reading lists and Christmas reading lists is due to a few interesting aspects of the entire novel.

First of all, the entire novel is a collection of 12 stories, written by 12 different authors. So, each story has its unique voice and writing style, which I enjoyed.

Since each story starts and ends with a single author, the novel spans a range of story backgrounds and storylines. More importantly, this book tries to bring in a range of diversity across the board, something that isn’t often seen in teen fiction novels or YA novels. Today, authors are changing the dynamic of their stories.
This book is perfect for when you want to read something light, or just want to enjoy some YA romance fiction. I enjoyed nearly every story and would recommend this book if it falls under your preferred reading genre.


RATING :

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

GENRE: Young Adult, Fiction, Romance

PAGES: 321

LIST OF STORIES:

  1. Midnights by Rainbow Rowell 
  2. The Lady and the Fox by Kelly Link
  3. Angels in the Snow by Matt De La Pena
  4. Polaris is Where You’ll Find Me by Jenny Han 
  5. It’s a Yuletide Miracle, Charlie Brown by Stephanie Perkins 
  6. Your Temporary Santa by David Levithan 
  7. Krampuslauf by Holly Black
  8. What the Hell Have You Done, Sophie Roth? by Gayle Forman
  9. Beer Buckets and Baby Jesus by Myra McEntire
  10. Welcome to Christmas, CA by Kiersten White
  11. The Girl Who Woke the Dreame by Laini Taylor 
  12. Star of Bethlehem by Ally Carter

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When you give yourself some time to complete a task, it will take that much time. If you give yourself a week to do your assignment – it will take a week. But if you give yourself a deadline of 9 pm later that night , you will put in effort to complete it.


Compare giving yourself a month to finish working on your new business logo vs a Sunday afternoon to sit down and get the same work done. Your work will expand to the time that it is given. When we have a long term project due after a month, we usually don’t begin until the week of the deadline. Since we only feel the pressure of the task when we have less time to work on it.

Northcote Parkinson gave an example in the essay he wrote for the Economist explaining this phenomenon.


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This is the basic principle to getting more done in less time. By setting yourself smarter and more efficient deadlines, you can get all your work done in less time than it would have taken. Set yourself a realistic deadline taking into consideration all aspects of your work. Sometimes you might even catch yourself in a surprise like I did – when it only took me an hour and a half to complete a worksheet which I was sure would take me at least 2 days.

By using this law you can get more work done in less time and create some free time for yourself.

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