Productivity advice from students

“I surround myself with people that like to study in a similar environment – able to take study breaks and then get right back to work.” – Natalie Wilson, junior in biology. 

It’s important to start off the semester as productive as possible. Getting all your schoolwork in order and establishing a routine before outside involvement interferes can help ease your semester. Procrastination can be a major hurdle during this time when students really need to focus.

Talking to friends around you for five minutes can turn into an hour, especially on the third floor of Parks library. We asked six students who seemed to overcome this distraction: What do you do to increase your productivity?