In order to submit your GRFP application by the deadline, it's a good idea to plan ahead so you can maintain a balance with your studies, research, work, social life and family time. As a suggestion, you can create a simple "to do" list like this one. Set aside time each week to work on your essay drafts and complete different sections in FastLane.
…once you finish the NSF GRFP application, your graduate apps will be a snap.
'12 Fellow, Biomedical Engineering
University of Texas at Austin