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Focus and Productivity

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Staying Focused

On this page, you will find strategies and tips to help you stay focused and productive. 

Designate a Workspace

Your brain picks up cues from your environment, so designate a specific area as your workspace and only go there to study—even if it's just another part of your home (like a kitchen table). Going there will help your brain get into work mode.

Developing a Routine


Resource link and type
Developing a Routine (YouTube) Engaging with the Course Material (YouTube)
Tackling PSET Heavy Courses (YouTube) Tackling Lecture Heavy Courses (YouTube)
I Got Distracted: Now What? (YouTube) Top 10 Study Skills (PDF)
Focusing in Zoom Lectures (Remote Learning) Taking Breaks (Remote Learning)
Concentration Strategies (Remote Learning)  


Resource link and type
Tips to Improve Productivity (YouTube) Set up for Success (Remote Learning)
Designing Your Workspace (Remote Learning) Finish Strong (Remote Learning)
Create Meaningful Motivation (Remote Learning) Sleep Smarter (Blog Post)
Making the Most of Office Hours (PDF) Managing Your Email (PDF)
Tackling Burnout (PDF) End-of-Quarter Reflection (PDF)