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Annotating notes in class

2nd year is about to begin and I have been playing around with how to implement the EN-GTD system without having to lug around my laptop. The iPad offers the added ability to annotate with a stylus. Once you get

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Improving the process

Here’s something I have been doodling around with. It’s a flowchart for improving any aspect of your life, but I think it applies well in med school. Our school had 4 weeks of lecture and a week of tests, 6

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“! Now” Tag

This is a concept I have been testing out for a while. I think it goes well with the GTD system and increasing an overall level of awareness. The first thing to do is create a new tag named “! Daily”

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Hamming Out The Workflow

I would like to take this opportunity to present a guide to an average day using Evernote within the GTD system. Take a moment to look at the picture below. First, notice the 13 items in my Inbox. It’s a

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Getting your email under control!

Imagine if you kept your physical mailbox as full as you keep your email box(es). Besides pissing off the mailman, you would have a terribly inefficient system, with too much information, lacking context, staring you in the face every day.

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Importing into Evernote: drag and drop method

Here’s a quick tip to get things into Evernote easily. Open a Finder window Go to your applications folder and find Evernote Drag it onto the Finder toolbar Done! Now all files you want to import into Evernote will be

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FollowUpThen

Followupthen is a great new feature that can incorporated into your GTD system. FUT (because it’s easier to type) is a service where you send them an email with the date/time/frequency you wish to recieve an email followup, and they

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GTD Workflow

The following is part of an ongoing and ever perfecting discussion on how to use Evernote to Get Things Done. For more information on GTD, I suggest reading David Allen’s book “Getting Things Done.” Please make sure you’ve checked out

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Getting Things Done

The beginning of efficiency. David Allen’s GTD is where it all begins. Yes it is geared towards executives, but from students to housewives, from teachers to professional weightlifters, GTD has inspired people to stop carrying around all that unorganized, distracting

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Hello world!

Hi fellow life managers (to use the word ever so broadly). I am a second year medicine and bioethics student at Loma Linda. This blog will serve as a place for collaboration and improvement on the techniques that improve our

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Welcome to Managing Med-School! A place for resources and discussion about how to manage your hectic life as a medical student and on into your career.