10 Schedule Your Semester

A semester schedule gives you a visual picture of the assignments, projects, tests, exams, and field trips that will happen during the semester. If you are taking a number of classes, this is a tool to be able to see what is coming up next.

A semester schedule includes important assignments, tests, exams, and other key events that will happen in your life during the next months. You may wish to use colour to indicate different classes, or to distinguish between your academic events and personal events.

Look at the example semester schedule below. What do you  notice about what the student chose to include? What will you include on your semester schedule? After viewing the example schedule below, download the semester schedule template to create your own schedule.


Example Semester Schedule. In the far left column, the student has written the dates for each week of the semester. There are seven additional columns, one for each day of the week. The student has written the dates of all tests and assignments on the schedule. Each class is colour coded. Personal events and rewards are also included in the schedule.
An example of a student semester schedule (Image credit: Jarren Ralf)


Try it!

To create your semester schedule, gather the course presentations from all of your courses. These will tell you the dates of examinations, tests, assignments, and presentations. Add all of these dates to your semester schedule. Use colour to distinguish different classes if you wish. Print out this schedule and post it in a place where you will see it often.  You may wish to use the downloadable semester schedule template.

Semester Schedule

Time Monday Tuesday   Wednesday Thursday Friday    Saturday
Week 1  


Week 2  


Week 3  


Week 4  


Week 5  


Week 6  


Week 7  


Week 8  


Week 9  


Week 10  


Week 11  


Week 12  


Week 13  



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