We received the New York Public Library Student Planner today, and I was able to purchase a copy at 33% off.
I am hard pressed to find words to describe how much I love this calendar. Last year was the first year I used one, and it is, without doubt, the best planner you can possibly find. EVER. Better than any of the other planners I've ever used. The days are laid out in columns, which makes it a lot easier to plan the week, there are sections at the bottom of each day that I can use to write which assignments need to be completed on which day (shut up, I'm organized, and it works), and there is a "philosophical" saying for each week like, "History is the name we give our mistakes," that just makes me laugh.
Let's put it this way. If I were stranded on a desert island, I'd really only need this planner and a supply of skinny caramel lattes. You know, so I could schedule "run from natives" under the extracurricular section, and "finally study for GREs" under the "assignments" tab. Because let's face it, the only thing that will finally make me do that is being stuck on a desert island.
Sadly, last year's died when I spilled water all over it on the last day of school, and I have been using a regular (*retch) planner from Target all summer. Which isn't too bad, because the only things I have to plan are "work two hours a week" and "count down days until school starts and you actually have something to write in here" and "fail at regular life". All pretty worthless.
But today! Today it is all better. And now I can go back to school.
In a month. *headdesk*