#Review: #OrderOutOfChaos – Academic Planner, Time Management Book


A note prior to the body of this review: My most sincere apologies to the company for my lack of timeliness in having this review published. A subsequent post to follow will future explain, for those interested in knowing where I’ve been.


For review, I was sent both a book on time management and an academic planner from Order Out of Chaos. I have previously reviewed other items of theirs, and was excited to support a company whose mission I’ve always supported.

I had intended on having this review posted prior to the beginning of the school year, but school has certainly started in this hemisphere by this time of the year. Perhaps this will serve as a reminder for something parents/students might like next year, or perhaps it’s the right time to upgrade to a better academic planner now to help your child succeed this school year. It’s never too late to make changes and start fresh!

“What’s the Deal with Teens and Time Management?”

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As a teen who was the worst with time management, or maybe I was just a master at procrastination, I thought this book would speak to readers who have teens and want to tips on how to best help them succeed. I was planning on going into more detail about the book, but you’ll just have to find out more for yourself here.

In short, this book gives helpful tips to parents to help their teens succeed. These are great skills to help your child master now, so that they have the skills when going off to college where they will begin to fully rely on themselves. College professors don’t care if you didn’t get your work done because you managed your time poorly! Start your teens off managing themselves for a more successful schooling future.

I know when I was reading through this book, I found a couple tips that would have been useful for me back in my schooling years. Of course, much of my trouble came from knowing what I needed to do, but then taking the get-up-and-go to do it. I plan to donate this book to the school my mom works out, which recently added middle school grade to their school. This book will be helpful for parents of those students.


Academic Planner


I previously reviewed an older addition of this Academic Planner from Order Out Of Chaos, and was interested in giving the newly released version a try. (Just noticed that first review I did was 3 years ago!) I like that these planners are full 8.5 x 11 sized, rather than the smaller version available. I think that smaller ones fit in purses better, but for academic purposes, I believe think the larger sized is helpful for many students. This planner is designed specifically to break down each class a student has an identify what needs to be complete for each day. (I use to use my planned to indicate what homework I needed to do, when tests were, etc.). There are also useful sections for planning bigger projects and making goals for your learning.

Aside from its purpose as being a useful academic planner, his planner also works if you have multiple aspects of your life that you like to plan/organize. This planner has been working wonderfully for me as a means of keeping track of my personal, blog, and work deadlines and appointments. It would also work quite well if you have a couple children and a spouse’s schedule to keep track of in addition to your own, each person gets their own line.


Overall, I quite like both the book and this planner. If you have students who struggle with organization and time management (or even if they don’t), I’d recommend checking out both of these helpful tools. I know my school always gave out planners, but they weren’t as useful as this.


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Review & Giveaway: Academic Planner- A Tool for Time Management

About the Academic Planner;
The feedback I have received in response to our 2011-2012 Academic Planner has been overwhelming and I’m delighted to announce the new-and-improved versions for 2012-2013!  Student organizing is my passion, so I decided to design this planner to help students address their most pressing issue – how to manage their time. Typical planners are used merely to record homework assignments, tests and due dates. In effect, they are glorified “to-do” lists. My planner can be described as a tool for time management.” ~ OrderOutOfChaos.com

Continue on to read my review and enter for a chance to win your own Academic Planner!

The Academic Planner from OrderOutOfChaos.com is a wonderful tool for students. This particular academic planner is designed for middle and high schools, though it could really be used for any student, or perhaps a teacher. 

The Academic Planner: A Tool for Time Management organizes students school and personal life in a convenient and easy to use way. I know when I was in middle school and high school we were always given a free from the school planner, but it didn’t have the same features this planner has. This planner features a place to write homework, extracurricular and even more.

The owner and creator of these planners actually designed these planners for her child who has ADD, so this planner would be wonderful for any students, and even help out those students who need an extra kick to keep organized and focused.

Even in college, I am still using a planner. I have one small planner than I keep in my backpack for homework, tests and the like, and then a larger calendar that I hang on the wall for events, parties, vacations, my work schedule, etc. Next year living with my sister, I plan to put one up in the living room and write out schedules down on it so we know each others whereabouts. 

I’m kind of growing fond of this planner for my personal use, but if I go with something else, I’d imagine my sister would like it even though it’ll be her first year at university. All in all, I like this planner and would suggest you check it out if you have a student that could use some help being more organized.

Check them out at OrderOOChaos.com

Check out the Back to School Giveaway Hop starting August 1st for your chance to win an Academic Planner!

Thanks for reading!