Shovel App

Tug of war between time and workload

Do you have time to get it done?

Over the years of having this website and teaching students how to study the right way, thousands of them kept telling us that time management was their biggest problem. They tried to follow our study advice, but would often fail to get things done on time. They started late, had to cut corners, and bad grades followed.

The problem for us was that we didn’t have a way to help them. We told them what to do and how to do it, but we didn’t provide any tool to help them implement it. The way Jim got perfect grades was by being extremely good at managing his time, but he did everything manually and that proved to be difficult for many students. We needed to find another way.

We looked at all the study planners, to-do lists, and calendar apps that we could recommend, but there was nothing that did what we had in mind. That’s when Shovel was born and it is the best tool for your pile of homework. 

Most students typically use some kind of a day planner, online calendar or one of a variety of study apps. The problem with all of these tools is that they are just static to-do lists. They only tell you what you already know – what you have to get done and when it’s due. That isn’t enough. We did better.

Shovel is unique in that it is a continuously updating study time calculator. It compares your available study time blocks with the estimated time you need to complete each task. It knows how much study time you HAVE, how much time you NEED, and if you have ENOUGH time to get each task done – all in real time.

We realize that college is dynamic. Activities happen spontaneously and your schedule changes constantly. With Shovel, any change you make is instantly reflected across your entire study schedule.

Shovel will help you make decisions about choices that may affect your ability to hit your deadlines. Want to go to the game instead of studying? Research paper taking longer than you though? Need an extra 10 hours to study for your exam?

Shovel does that math for you, all in real time.  You’ll know instantly how it affects everything you need to do or want to do, today, tomorrow, or next week. It sees into the future and can tell you that 2 months from now, you won’t have enough time to get your paper done within the time you set because you have other things going on and it will advise you to change your schedule.

With Shovel, you are always in control of your time and your workload. No more surprises.

So, why do we mention Shovel now? Because in the next few pages we will focus on managing your time and workload. You can do it without Shovel, but why would you make it more difficult on yourself? Either way, you cannot expect to get good grades if you don’t manage your time and workload well. So right now, we’d recommend you click the button below, check out Shovel and see how it works, come back here and keep reading about time and workload management and how to study the right way. Shovel’s just gonna make it easier for you.

Shovel Study Planner

Why did we name it Shovel?

Shovel is a tool for getting things done. Simple, effective, and virtually unchanged for thousands of years.

Shovel is an action. It’s about doing hard work, much of which you may not want to do.

Shovel is a beginning. It’s groundbreaking. Starting something new and finishing something big, one small scoop at a time. Check out how it works HERE.