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Boosting Your Academic Productivity

Whether it’s the end of the semester or the beginning, it can be easy to become quickly overwhelmed by the sheer volume of things that you have to do each and every day as a student– especially if you’re trying to hold down a job at the same time. With so much to do it is essential that you learn the most efficient and productive ways to work through your to-do list while you’re in school. While these skills will help you immensely as a student, they’ll also serve you well in the working world and well beyond graduation. Getting started is a whole lot less complicated than you might think.

Whether it’s in work, school or just your everyday life, the most essential key to staying productive is staying organized. Even if you’re a chronically disorganized person, this is a skill you should work to hone as it can have far-reaching benefits for you throughout your life. After all, think about how much time a simple task like driving to class takes if you don’t know where you put your keys, can’t find your notebook or misplaced your assignment. These minutes add up, and if you want to get more done you need to minimize the amount of time you waste.

When it comes to schoolwork, productivity stems from being able to plan and often work ahead. If you have a big paper coming up don’t wait until the last minute to go to the library or make an outline. Working ahead will let you more easily face any potential problems or challenges you will run into and will give you time to talk to professors and do better work. Of course, in order to spread out your work and make sure you have time for everything you’ll need to keep a detailed schedule. Invest in a calendar or planner to help you figure out how to space out your workload so that you have plenty of time to work on things without feeling overwhelmed.

Finally, use what time you have wisely. You’d be amazed at how much more you can get done if you do something with extra time instead of wasting it. For instance, if you take public transportation to class, don’t just space out during the ride. Use the time to study, read or prepare for class. It might only be fifteen or twenty minutes, but it can add up over the weeks and months that you’re in school. Plus, you’ll have more time to relax once you get home.

There are no big secrets to increasing your academic productivity. Simple rules like staying organized, planning ahead and paying attention to your time management can go a long way towards making everything you have to do in your life a whole lot more manageable.

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