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6 Factors Affecting Your Productivity in College

Updated on April 29, 2016

1. Get Comfortable

It’s important for students to have a comfortable chair that’s suitable for their backs and comfortable at the same time. Their desk should be big enough so they can spread out their things while studying.

2. Eliminate Clutter

Along with the mess comes stress and a study area that isn’t organized is nonproductive. Get rid of all unnecessary things and straighten up the rest. Being orderly and neat will help create productivity.

3. Buy a Few Office Supplies

Students should invest a little money for pencils, pens, paper, folders, notepads, sticky notes, and paper clips. It makes studying easier if students have everything they need.

4. No Distractions

Now that the study area is ready to use, students need to eliminate all distractions which may be easier to say than to do. Put a “Do Not Disturb” sign on the door to let others know they are studying.

  • Sometimes Music Helps – Music can drown out any background noise and also make the studying more enjoyable.
  • The Phone is Off Limits – Turn it off and put it away. It’s incredibly distracting when it keeps ringing, or text messages keep coming in.
  • No TV Some students believe they can study and watch TV at the same time. However, they are being less productive if they study this way.
  • NO Facebook – When students are using their computer for studying, it’s almost impossible to ignore the lure of Facebook. They should use Facebook Limiter, and it will block students from accessing Facebook during set times.

5. Organization

If students want to increase their productivity and study effectively, they need to be organized. Everything needs to have a place, so it’s always easy to find.

  • Filing – Have a separate folder for each subject along with dividers to file topics and notes. The students will always know where things are at any time.
  • Filing on the Computer – Do the same here by having a folder for each subject and sub-folders to hold notes and essays. Evernote is a great tool to organize everything.
  • To Do List – This should include classes, homework, and deadlines. It increases the students’ motivation and productivity when they check off something that’s done.

6. Manage Their Time

When students work within their timetable, it keeps them from procrastinating. A secret to productivity is to make the best use of their study time.

  • Set Time to Study – There should be certain periods of each day where the students should only focus on their studies. Some study a bit in the morning and then again when the class is over. Students need to set their schedule and stick to it every day. They should also filter in time for taking a break.
  • Don’t Procrastinate – It’s so easy for students to procrastinate but it will definitely lower their productivity. They may want to check Facebook before they start studying or send a few text messages. Use the Facebook Limiter that was mentioned above and get to work.
  • Don’t Take on Too Much – Students should break up their studying into smaller chunks that they can manage. An example would be trying to research and write their essay in one sitting. They need to break it down and do the research first.
  • Don’t Leave Everything Until the Deadline – Students need to allow themselves plenty of time to complete their work before it’s due. Then they can handle any delays they may incur. This will cause students to improve productivity in their studies.

These tips will help students remain productive and keep up their momentum for the entire year.


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      Sneha Sunny 

      2 years ago from India

      These are great, to the point tips. Good hub!


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