This article provides a list of five helpful tips for college students looking to make the most of their waking hours in a day in order to increase their productivity. The author gives advice on how students can decrease technological distractions, make better use of down-time (such as time spent commuting), take periodically timed rests between work, create – and check off – to-do lists in order of priority, and maintain a neat and organized workspace.
- A study from Baylor University showed that college students spend 9 hours a day on social media. Turning off notifications is the number one productivity enhancer.
- Work 52 minutes then break for 17 minutes. This is the recommended work/rest cycle that is considered the most productive in this article.
- Prioritizing tasks, using apps that help to make commute time productive, and decluttering work space are all tips to help students maximize productivity.
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