The benefit of being organized is the extra time it gives me and CourseCal helps me with that. With JL there is much less clutter, it is easy and simple to use. I'm used to working with calendars so being able to organize our courses in a calendar is great.
I log a physical planner day by day, but I forget to write things down. It is so nice to have an application that alerts me of due dates, changes to requirements. It is much better then digesting email notifications and hard copy syllabi updates. Prior to CourseCal, these changes created crazy levels of unnecessary stress.