The Only Study Planner for Stress-Free A’s

Better grades. Less stress. More fun.

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Your Second Brain 🧠

From Peter Placek

Denver, CO

Dear Student,

My goal is to help you get better grades with less stress and more time for fun.


By gifting you a second brain 🧠—one that will keep you organized so your actual brain can focus on studying.


Because that’s what I needed when I was a student, but there was no tool available to help me.

So, I built it for you. It’s called Shovel.

The Shovel Difference


Our “time-blocking” study planner, allows you to easily plan your tasks into specific study times, ensuring you stay on track and meet every deadline.

The Cushion Calculator

Meanwhile the Cushion Calculator monitors your available study time against the demands of each task, alerting you if you need to adjust your schedule WAYYY before you run into trouble.

To quote Kayla, one of our users:

Kayla - Shovel Student from Tampa University

“Shovel is a LIFESAVER.”

Watch how Shovel works:

5 Steps to Stress-Free A’s

1- Uncover Your Available Study Time

Quickly build your schedule and uncover your available study time. Shovel keeps track of your available study time to calculate if you have enough time to get things done.

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Task Start Dates and Estimates

2- Know How Long Each Task Will Take

Organize every task from every class in one place and always know how long each task will take and when to get started.

P.S. Shovel calculates the time needed for each reading automatically.

3- Plan Tasks Into Specific Study Times

This is called time-blocking and it’s like setting appointments with yourself for getting things done. It merges your calendar with your to-do list and maximizes your productivity.

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The Cushion in Shovel

4- Be 100% Sure to Meet Every Deadline!

Shovel calculates if you have time to get everything done on time, or if you need to change your schedule.

We call it the Cushion and it lets you see into the future, so you never run into trouble! No other app can do that.

5- Visualize Your Past And Your Future

Stay encouraged by checking out what you’ve accomplished and stay on track by seeing what’s coming up.

Powerful Analytics in Shovel

Everything in One Place

Shovel Syncs with School Systems and Calendars

Connect your calendars and import your tasks from Canvas, Brightspace, Moodle, and Google Classroom into Shovel. When things change, Shovel updates automatically.

Who Is Shovel For?

For students who want to dig in and get stuff done.

NOT for creators, professionals, or soccer moms.

Shovel has one purpose — to help students get better grades with less stress. That’s it.

Charlotte - Shovel User

“I went from almost failing to straight A’s in upper-level neuroscience thanks to the Shovel Study System.”

Charlotte, BU

Incoming College Students: Start college on the right foot—strong executive skills are key to your success.

Current College Students: Boost your study methods with Shovel and achieve higher grades with reduced stress.

High School Students: The perfect time is now. Shovel will not only help you gain admission to prestigious schools but also smooth your transition to college.

Neurodivergent Students: Shovel is a tested ally for students with ADD/ADHD, as validated by our user reviews:

5 Star Review For Shovel Study Planner

Miracle for ADHD

I actually don’t know what I would do without this app! I have ADHD and planners have NEVER worked for me. I end up forgetting about them and they don’t help. The only thing I’ve EVER found that actually helps me not miss assignments and due dates is a combination of Shovel and Google Calendar. I’m currently a straight A student in college and have never missed a single assignment or been blindsided by an exam thanks to Shovel. Forever grateful for this app.

– Jake (Purdue)

5 Star Review For Shovel Study Planner

Shovel Is The Brain I Wish I Had

The best school planner out there. I have horrible ADHD, and simply cannot filter, prioritize, and plan the way Shovel’s algorithm does. My brain crashes just looking at a todo list. Shovel is the brain I wish I had. It guides me through planning based on how much time I have vs how many hours each task will need to be completed by the due date. I just select study time slots and fill them with task time.

– Olivia (USC)

What Makes Shovel So Effective?

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1. Student-Centric Design: Unlike other planners, Shovel is tailored exclusively for students. Everything you need, and nothing that you don’t.

2. Supported by Science: Shovel helps you implement well-established time management principles, helping you develop routines that lead to better grades.

3. Integrated Task Management: Shovel’s advanced features support detailed planning and tracking of study sessions, with seamless integration into leading educational platforms.

4. Adaptive Scheduling: Unlike paper planners, Shovel is dynamic, updating in real-time to adapt to changes in your schedule and task demands.

5. Time-Blocking Methodology: Shovel employs a time-blocking strategy that is particularly beneficial for students seeking improved productivity.

6. Predictive Analysis: Beyond organization, Shovel offers predictive analytics, allowing students to anticipate their academic journey and make proactive adjustments.

7. Action-Oriented: Shovel inspires action by merging past accomplishments with future objectives, promoting a well-rounded academic and social life.

8. Balanced Approach: Encouraging the “work hard, play harder” ethos, Shovel helps students enjoy their college experience while achieving high academic performance.

9. Transformative System: More than an app, Shovel is a comprehensive study system created from a student’s perspective to revolutionize academic habits and outcomes.

Shovel Is a “Time-Blocking” Study Planner…

Stop Feeling Overwhelmed

…but What Does That Mean?

It means assigning individual tasks into your calendar for specific durations of time. 

Your Life On Drugs Time-Blocking

Eliminate Procrastination: Stop putting things off! Time-blocking sets clear times for your tasks, making sure you get down to business when you need to.

Work With Intensity: By planning each task for a specific time, you’ll feel naturally motivated to get it done during the designated time-frame.

Free Your Mind: Your study sessions are set up in advance, letting you dive in without hesitation or worry.

BONUS #1: The REAL Study Plan Secrets (Course)

The Real Study Plan Secrets Course

“How To Build The Perfect Study Plan”

Total Value: $297

When I started to turn things around at Harvard, I didn’t have Shovel yet.

I had to do things manually, which took more time, but I still got great results.

That’s because I discovered the secret to college success.

I realized I could have it all. The grades and the fun.

But I needed a REAL Study Plan.

A Fool With a Tool Is Still a Fool!

You can’t expect great results from a powerful tool without understanding the principles behind it.

That’s why I created a course that will teach you how to build a REAL Study Plan. 

It will teach you how to create a study plan that will get you the best grades while exerting the least amount of willpower.

Get This For FREE When You Get Shovel Today!

BONUS #2: The 80/20 College Success Masterclass

The 80/20 College Success Masterclass

“How To Study To Get Easy A’s”

Total Value: $297

Having a study plan is the foundation for getting perfect grades, but you can waste a lot of time if you don’t know how to study effectively.

That’s why we built an evidence-based course on how to study effectively.

It will empower you to get the most out of your study time without wasting time on techniques that don’t work.

We call the course the “80/20 College Success Masterclass” based on the Pareto principle that 20% of study habits deliver 80% of the results. But in this case, it’s more like 99%.

Get This For FREE When You Get Shovel Today!

BONUS #3: The College-Level Essay Blueprint

The College Essay Blueprint

“How To Write in College”

Total Value: $197

You will be writing a lot in college and it’s not obvious that your high school prepared you for college-level papers.

Planning out essays and writing well is essential and a significant part of your grades.

You want to make sure you know exactly what to do when you get assigned essays and research papers.

The College-Level Essay Blueprint will guide you through every writing assignment.

And if you are still in high school. Even better! You’ll know how to plan and write amazing papers before stepping on campus!

Get This For FREE When You Get Shovel Today!

Everything You Get

Everything You Get

Necessities for an amazing college experience.

The Shovel Study System

Everything You Get

Why College Grades Matter

Why College Grades Matter

America is tough. Being middle-class sucks! Make the money you’re worth.

Most incoming college students think that their college GPA doesn’t matter.

But they couldn’t be more wrong! The best companies and graduate schools want only the best college students.

Your GPA is a proxy for capability, hard work, and attitude.

Make sure you don’t close the doors on a high-income future by doing less than your best.

College should be fun, but it’s also a time to be serious.

That’s why you need a study plan to achieve both.

College Success Starts Here

Grab Your Shovel

And Start Diggin’


That’s Less Than $20/Month

Everything You Get
  • Shovel Study Planner
  • Uncover Your Available Study Time
  • Know How Long Each Task Will Take
  • Plan Each Task Into Your Calendar
  • Know if You Can Meet Every Deadline
  • Track and Adjust On-the-Go
  • How To Build a Study Plan - Course (FREE)
  • 80/20 College Success Masterclass (FREE)
  • Blueprint for Writing Essays in College (FREE)

Who is the account for?

Everything You Get
  • Shovel Study Planner
  • Uncover Your Available Study Time
  • Know How Long Each Task Will Take
  • Plan Each Task Into Your Calendar
  • Know if You Can Meet Every Deadline
  • Track and Adjust On-the-Go
  • How To Build a Study Plan - Course (FREE)
  • 80/20 College Success Masterclass (FREE)
  • Blueprint for Writing in College (FREE)
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