Color Coding and Homework Organizers
With respect to time management, color coding has two applications. Color coding may be used to organize information on time planners and to evaluate one's use of time.
When recording information on semester, monthly, weekly or daily grids, use different colors of ink to designate different types of activities. For example, one may record classes in black ink, assignments in red ink, work in green ink, and social activities in blue ink. A related approach is to write all activities in one color of ink but use different highlighters to distinguish types of activities.
Evaluating Time Management
Color coding also provides a means of quickly evaluating how effectively time is used.
The chart below may be used to organize the due dates of assignments in each course. The "homework organizer" is adapted from Mengel (1992).
Put a copy of the homework organizer in the front of one's three-ring notebook for each class. Post copies on the bulletin board of one's room. Check the chart daily for reminders about upcoming assignments. Cross off assignments as they are completed.
PAPERS / PROJECTS
TESTS / QUIZZES