Posts Tagged ‘Distractions’

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 ...

How to Be Successful with Online Classes

How to Be Successful with Online Classes

Editor’s Note: If you’re looking for a great online college or want a mix of online and campus classes, use HackCollege’s School Finder to find the best one for you. Planning on registering for an online class next semester? Or maybe you’re taking one this semester and aren’t having the success you planned. There’s a ...

7 Ways to Become a Better Listener

7 Ways to Become a Better Listener

Many of us are great listeners; we naturally hang on every word and we contribute encouragement and critical thinking to stories, conversations, and class discussions. But, the large majority of us fail at listening, especially when we’re not very interested in the subject matter. Here are tips to follow in order to become a better ...

How to Get Over and Work Around Distractions

How to Get Over and Work Around Distractions

When you’re trying to work, you’re sure to be distracted by various things — people, cell phones, loud music, Facebook, etc. While it’s easy to turn off your cell phone or put on some noise-canceling headphones, not all distractions can be so easily ignored. Roommate having a giggly snuggle sesh across the room? Is a ...

7 Tips for Students to Organize and Manage Time

7 Tips for Students to Organize and Manage Time

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that college students today are busier than ever. They have more exams, longer classes, a more difficult schedule, work, studying, and something called a life that they have to find time to explore and understand. Most college students have so little time to complete everything they need to take ...

Productivity 101: How to Get Through Your To-Do List

Productivity 101: How to Get Through Your To-Do List

You’re a few weeks into the semester and it’s time to really learn how to buckle down and get things done. If you thought you had a lot of work the first week, just wait until your teachers start adding last-minute assignments to the syllabus. Here are a few easy ways to make your day ...

The Reasons Behind and How to Stop Procrastinating

The Reasons Behind and How to Stop Procrastinating

We all procrastinate in one way or another. Some of us are regular offenders; others do so just occasionally or even rarely. Believe it or not, the tendency to procrastinate isn’t necessarily your fault, but the fact that you keep letting it run your life certainly is. According to Psychology Today, “Procrastinators are made, not ...

13 Helpful Tools For Avoiding Internet Distractions

13 Helpful Tools For Avoiding Internet Distractions

Google hasn’t yet invented a way for a research paper to write itself, but word on the street is they’re working on it. You, however, can’t wait past Monday morning to get yours completed. It’s going to be a long weekend of sitting at a computer desk in a locked room for you. But the ...