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Feeling Unproductive in College? These Tips Will Come in Handy

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Now that the boards are over, students are eyeing for the best colleges to go to. In the midst of all the preparation for a new journey in life, you may have an idea of all the fun you are going to have in college. With college bunks, good street food on budget and lots of trips with your friends, it will be a rollercoaster ride for sure. But your college life can be the most productive years of your life too. They build the foundation of what is going to come in your future. So here are the 5 things you should do in college to stay productive throughout.

Develop the habit of reading books

This needs no special mention, but reading books can help you get ahead of your peers. It will not only help you with your vocabulary, but will give you immense all-round knowledge of subjects most people don’t know of. This will be an impressive attribute once you face your interviews or real-world, when your extra knowledge will be detrimental for your success in job or business life.

Play a sport


Learn to play a sport while you are in college. You may not be a national champion, but being proficient at a sport means better productivity as well as cognitive skills. It is scientifically proven that sports can help you increase your analytical thinking skills. So burn off all the canteen food you had and do some physical activity to remain fit and productive.

Learn to code


No matter whichever stream you belong to, learn to code. Coding is an important skill that is in high demand in the job market. You will have an edge over your peers if you know at least one coding language thoroughly, because most are similar in nature but differs only in syntax. C#, Python, HTML, JavaScript: There are plethora of options and each has their own uses. So choose a field you want to develop your interest in, and start coding!

Network wisely


Your peer group is an important part of your college life. No matter what, you will always remember the great memories you had with your peers in your life. While some friends may be bad for you, other can be detrimental to your success. That is why it is necessary to network wisely. A good network will ensure you are always well-connected in your industry, and may also aid you in ways which will increase your productivity and the chances of success. So get a good set of loyal friends, and take help or help them when necessary.

So here are the top 4 things you should do in college to be more productive. Your college days are the most crucial time of your lives because you learn a lot. A plethora of opportunities awaits you for you to grab on, but only if you are wise enough to work for it. So enjoy your college life, and make the most of it.

By Atmaja Chowdhury

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