2013 Academic Planner

So, if you know me, I am a little quirky. Okay, well maybe I am a lot a bit quirky, but there is one thing in my life that I am very, very picky about, and that is my planner. I always have problems at the beginning of the school years finding exactly what I want. What I am looking for in a planner is:

  • Must be 8 1/2″ x 11″ or larger
  • Have both months and weeks
  • Have tabs for each month
  • be spiral bound
  • Have plastic covers
  • and Be cute
  • and be cheap

I cannot tell you how difficult it is to find a good planner that fits all of these criteria. If a planner is cute, it’s generally tiny. Most of the larger planners are for people in business situations, so they aren’t cute. Even if there was a large planner that was cute, they are usually the reusable leather ones and cost upwards of $50 at least.

Needless to say, none of that works for me, so this year, I made my own, personalized, color-able planner.

Planner CoverJune Month 1June Month 2

June Week 1June Week 2

it took a little bit of time to get it done, but I think it turned out really well!

I printed mine using Staples online (and no, I did not get any kind of discount or free anything for posting this), but they did have a 20% discount deal at the time! In total, I printed my planner for $17.30. The breakdown is below:

B&W Print Both Sides ($0.20/pg)    84 Pgs.    $16.70

Black Vinyl Cover ($0.29)                   1 Pg.         $0.29

Black Coil Binding ($2.99)                    1             $2.99

SUBTOTAL: $19.98

20% Discount:-$4.00

Final Total:  $17.30

Isn’t that just the coolest? I couldn’t buy any kind of planner for that! I’m attaching my PDF that you can edit however you like!

Planner 2013-2014

EDIT: Here is a JPG of the cover page without my name. You should be able to open this file in Picasa (my personal choice) or PowerPoint and add in your name! Thanks to Brandi for bringing it up! Enjoy!


Here is also a “One Day Per Week” Version for those of you “going green” and planning on laminating! Thanks again Angela for the idea!

Slide1 Slide2 One Day Per Week Planner

18 thoughts on “2013 Academic Planner

  1. Thanks so much for sharing! I’ve been on the hunt for a GREAT planner for my ARC! And, I believe this will do the trick! Thanks!

    • Great question, I hadn’t even thought about that! Haha! I will try to upload an editable word file today or tomorrow! Thanks for the comment!

  2. I wish this was in half page size I really l really love it! But my planner is 5.5 x 8.5 do you have it this size too??????

  3. I hope you are still checking messages on this page… I absolutely love this planner. I’m looking for a whole month on one vertical 8.5″x11″ page. Any thoughts on how I can modify your files to fit? Thank you for sharing your hard work!

  4. What program are you using? I might be able to do it too (not as well as you- haha). Good luck in school. Both of my kids are studying with you.

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