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  • Things due *by* a date, not *on* the date.


    I have a basic question about the GTD system that I hope someone here can clarify: how do I classify something that needs to be done by a specific date, but not done on the day?

    For example, if I'm a student and I have an assignment due in one month's time, do I put that assignment on the calendar? If so, how do I remember to work on it when I'm reviewing my next action lists? If I throw it in with the next actions, how do I keep track of when it's due? Putting it on both lists is a redundancy I would rather avoid.

    Thanks for your help.

  • #2
    Here is a whole thread on this subject!

    Good Luck,


    • #3
      Put next actions on your calendar, not projects or assignments. What are the next actions? Going to the library, googling for info, reading pages xx-yy in some book, etc.

      The only related action that should be scheduled on the due date is: "Turn it in."