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Yahoo Calendar

Organize Your Homework Assignments

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If you have a Yahoo! account or you would like to create one, you can use the free calendar feature to organize your homework. You will be able to enter each assignment as you receive it, make notes, and receive reminders as each due date approaches. It's easy to use and it's fun!

How to Organize Your Homework

  1. Sign in to your Yahoo! account and select the Calendar tab.
  2. You will have the option of viewing your calendar by day, week, or month.
  3. You can add an Event or Task by selecting the relevant button. Note: An event will show on your calendar and a task will simply appear on your calendar home page in a list of tasks. The event options is preferable for assignments for this reason.
  4. Add an assignment to your calendar by selecting Add Event. You will be able to add a title, time, and deadline date.
  5. Under the Reminders section, select Send a reminder and input your preferences. For instance, you may want a reminder a few days before a due date and the day before.
  6. Select the type of reminder you want. Decide whether you would prefer an email message or an instant message reminder and choose the proper option.
  7. Select Save.
  8. The event will appear on your calendar. The dates that contain events will appear in bold in your calendar.

If you get into the habit of checking and adding to your calendar every day, you will be completely organized! Soon you'll be adding notes and tasks on a regular basis. You may want to use this system for group projects, as well.

Organize a Group Homework Project

  1. You can either create a special Yahoo! account for your project and share the login information with your friends, or you can make sure that each group member has his/her own account.
  2. Sign in to your Yahoo!© account and go to Calendar.
  3. Select Calendar Options.
  4. Select the Sharing link, which will give you four options.
  5. For a group project with several individual account holders, you will want to allow group members to see and add to your calendar. Select Friends can view my calendar; Special Friends can also modify my calendar.
  6. Under My Friends select Edit List.
  7. Add all group members to the Friends list by entering each ID into the box.
  8. Select a privilege from the drop down list for each member. Group members should have the View/Modify Events privilege.
  9. Select Add Friend.
  10. Select Save.
  11. Under Event Sharing select Public so that others can see all details.
  12. Select Save.

The calendar is easy to navigate and use, and it will be no time at all before you can use the features with ease. Your friends can input information and share ideas using the Yahoo!© messenger. You will also be able to send reminders to team members when a deadline approaches.

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