Do you ever feel like the ARE is too big of a project for you to tackle? Do you want to understand the steps you need to take and have them written down somewhere?
After my own journey with the ARE, I realized that one of the key ingredients to my success was the fact that I planned out my time days, weeks, and months in advance. I had taken the initiative to map out each day's immediate tasks, the overall checklist for the week, and my larger timeline for each of the seven exams.
In retrospect, I really wish I had a comprehensive calendar that let me track all of these things in a simple, coherent manner. I tried everything from writing down daily lists to sketching out bubble diagrams. The reality is any of those methods could have worked, but none of them worked as well as my calendar.
While I was taking my exams, I developed a calendar system that seemed to work really well for me and my study habits. After the second or third exam, it became my exclusive way of tracking, not only my time, but identifying ARE roadblocks in the form of family events, holidays, and work-related deadlines.
Because I think it will be able to help so many of you out there, I've retooled the calendar to be even more user-friendly, added two additional worksheets, and packaged it together here for use in your own studies.