The Best Home Edit Tips to Organize Your Study Space

The Best Home Edit Tips to Organize Your Study Space

Y’all, I love an organizing show. I Marie Kondo’d the heck out of my house in 2019. So, when Netflix debuted The Home Edit in 2020, I was all in. I spent half of the quarantine wondering when I will feel comfortable again to tackle 

Why You Need to Create an Afternoon Routine

Why You Need to Create an Afternoon Routine

“How much time do you have in the afternoon and evenings to complete work,” I asked Chris. He was struggling in most of his classes and I was trying to figure out why. “Oh, lots of time. I don’t really do anything after I get 

Overwhelm Paralysis? How to Overcome It

Overwhelm Paralysis? How to Overcome It

You have a French test and an English paper due this week, a History midterm next week, a game tomorrow night, and 3 club meetings. Oh yes, and you need to sleep. Your workload has become overwhelming and you’re shutting down fast.  There is so 

How to Organize Your Desk for Productivity

How to Organize Your Desk for Productivity

It’s time to work. I’m at my desk and I’m ready to go! Hmm, where are my pens? I need those to take some notes on my reading. And what are all these papers on my desk? Let me just take a minute to sift 

How to Manage a Hectic School Year

How to Manage a Hectic School Year

The fall of my senior year of college was the definition of hectic. I attended school full-time, worked part-time, gave school tours for the Admissions Office, was the president of a service fraternity on campus, and spent several hours a week observing in a local 

How to Use Time Blocking to Get More Done

How to Use Time Blocking to Get More Done

When I attended the College of William & Mary (Go Tribe!) I was a tour guide for the Admissions office. (“Hi, I’m Louisa. I’m a senior History and Education double major. When I’m not in class, I’m in a service organization, sing in the Women’s 

How to Recover from a Long Absence

How to Recover from a Long Absence

In 10th grade, I spent a very painful night sleeping on my aunt’s recliner. I had broken the smaller bone in my lower leg the night before, but we didn’t know it. Long story short – I was out of school for over a week 

How to Actually Use Your Academic Planner

How to Actually Use Your Academic Planner

Readers of a certain age will remember Clippy. He was an animated paper clip that popped up in Microsoft Word. He gave you tips based on what he thought you were trying to do in the program. Along with basically the rest of the world, 

How to Set Up Your Academic Planner For Success

How to Set Up Your Academic Planner For Success

Picture the first day of high school. Kids walk nervously from class to class and look for friends. In homeroom, teachers hand out the mountain of school forms and the school’s academic planner. At most, the teacher might say, “Keep your planner with you and 

The True Purpose of an Academic Planner

The True Purpose of an Academic Planner

One of my most cringe-worthy actions as a teenager included a planner. Long story short, I sent a guy a cassette tape  (that’s an audio recording, for you youngsters) in which I advised him to use an academic planner. That is the kind of wild