‘Productivity’ Posts

3 Strange Productivity Hacks That Actually Work

3 Strange Productivity Hacks That Actually Work

One of HackCollege’s most popular topics–amongst both writers and readers–is productivity. I think we’re all addicted to getting more done, as well as discovering new tips and tricks to beat procrastination. We’ve covered a wide variety of productivity hacks to help students understand their procrastination habits, motivation, and discipline. Through the years, these tips have ...

10 Things I Learned About College This Semester

10 Things I Learned About College This Semester

This semester was definitely my most challenging yet, followed closely by the previous semester. Going from freshman to sophomore is not an easy transition. Classes get harder, you actually start getting into your major, and you also start thinking about what you’re doing to prepare yourself for life after college.  Even though this past semester ...

5 Tips for Successful Filmmaking in College

5 Tips for Successful Filmmaking in College

Film festivals are one of the many events familiar to colleges nation-wide. If your own college doesn’t have its own short student-led film competition, there’s usually one in the largest nearby city, and often more. Differing rules can range from certain genres to 24 and 48-hour races, but whatever the case, film contests can be ...

The Best Ways to Learn: Memorization vs. Comprehension

The Best Ways to Learn: Memorization vs. Comprehension

You’re in college to learn, but the number of learning styles out there are close to the amount of programs you can study and learn from.  Two of the more commonly talked about learning styles are memorization and comprehension.  You can probably–just by a glance–tell how they differ.  You might also think that comprehension is ...

The Least-Popular Habits Every College Student Should Form

The Least-Popular Habits Every College Student Should Form

College websites and student affairs professionals are always giving students advice on how they can improve their grades, get more involved, and so on. But how practical and useful is that advice?  Is “study more” or “use better time management” really going to help you get through four (or more) years of higher education?  Probably ...

9 Productivity Tips to Rock Second Semester

9 Productivity Tips to Rock Second Semester

We’re at an interesting point in the school year for college students. On the one hand, we made it to second semester without burning out or otherwise ruining our college careers. But on the other, we’re not even halfway through the semester, and Spring Break is still a month away! This is easily the most ...

How to Use Deadlines to Your Advantage

How to Use Deadlines to Your Advantage

I’m finishing up my senior year now and, looking back, I can see that my biggest barrier to success in college was procrastination. It’s probably an issue for you too. But there was also one solution to my problems – and I mean besides just turning into an efficient person, because who wants to do ...

20 Memorization Techniques for College Students

20 Memorization Techniques for College Students

While one of Dorothy Parker’s poems famously states, “Women and elephants never forget,” when midterms and finals sneak up, women and men alike panic and go into cram-session mode. However, college days and post-grad life need not suffer memory lapse. The following memorization techniques for college students offer a variety of ways to help you ...

How to Improve Your Attention Span and Work Smarter

How to Improve Your Attention Span and Work Smarter

It’s a crazy and distracting world out there, but that doesn’t mean you can’t tune it all out. It’s hard to follow along in a three-hour lecture, and even harder to focus on boring reading assignments or uninteresting work. Make improving your attention span your goal for 2014 with these simple tips. Related: 50 Productivity ...