When I am getting ready for a semester the first thing I do is prepare my planner. By adding your syllabuses, the academic calendar and more, I am able to see everything at a glance which is great as it helps me feel confident and excited about the semester ahead. Having an organized planner helps so much in college, it is so important to success. Just follow these 5 simple steps to get a jump start for an organized semester. All you need to get started is a planner, pens, and your class syllabus. This year I am using the Simply Yours Day Planner as my go to organization tool.