How To Create A School Flowchart Template In PDF
Being focused and organized are must-have skills that you need to learn as a student. With so much things to do, you should know how to balance between time for yourself and school work. A proper workflow of your day to day activities can help manage your time well. Whether you're a public school or private school student, in elementary school, middle school, or college, having a school flowchart is necessary.
A flowchart provides a structure of a process or workflow. For students, this visualizes your daily activities, so you'll not miss any of your important activities and responsibilities. From waking up to returning home from school, this can guide you on how your day should go. Follow the steps below on how you can create a flowchart in PDF that can help make your school life easy.
1. Understand your Daily Activities
Think about how your day usually went from waking up to sleeping. What do you do after waking up? Do you shower right after waking up? Are your class schedules the same from Mondays to Fridays? Which days does your class schedule changes? Jot down your daily tasks and activities to identify your workflow structure.
2. Create your Steps
After identifying how your day should go by, it's time to create your steps. You can start by waking up in the morning and end with sleeping in the evening. For instance, your first step is "wake up," followed by "take a shower," "eat breakfast," then "go to school," and so on. Make sure you list the steps chronologically, so it'll be easy to form the chart later on.
3. Layout the Chart
Get the steps that you've created earlier, then start forming your flowchart. If you're having a hard time choosing a shape, go with a rounded rectangular shape to be safe. If there are decision making steps, use a diamond shape. Decision steps are steps that need a yes or no answer. One example of a decision step is, "Am I late for school?" If yes, proceed to this step. If no, then proceed to this step. To have a clear flow of events, use arrow as your connector.
4. Add Color and Design elements
Make a simple chart. Don't go overboard with your design elements. Use a different color to identify decision boxes. For instance, you can use light blue for the basic shapes and royal blue for the decision boxes. You also have to remember, a light-colored font is paired with a dark-colored background, while a dark-colored font is paired with a light-colored background.
5. Review and Publish/Print
Review your finished chart before finally saving your work. To save your work into PDF format, click the office button, point your mouse pointer next to the Save As button, select PDF or XPS, then a dialog box will appear. Input your desired file name on the dialog box and choose PDF in the Save as type drop-down, then click Publish.