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Q&A: Professor Cal Newport on the Right Way to Study for Midterms

Q&A: Professor Cal Newport on the Right Way to Study for Midterms

Cal Newport, associate professor of computer science at Georgetown University, has never had a social media account in his life. The author of five self-improvement books focused on academic and career success, Newport advocates for eliminating a digital dependency to produce “deep work” — periods of intense focus undistracted by[Read More…]

by March 19, 2018 0 comments Features, News, News - Top
SISODIYA: Achieving Flow, Maintaining Focus

SISODIYA: Achieving Flow, Maintaining Focus

We all recall times where we just hope we could zone in on the moment, focus on a given assignment without distractions, with the distilled clarity of Bradley Cooper’s character in the 2011 movie “Limitless.”  The reality is that we all have at some point achieved this state of consciousness.[Read More…]

The Productivity Problem

The Productivity Problem

The ever-popular production possibilities frontier, or PPF, puts productivity in the terms that I’m confident many Georgetown students are familiar with. Picture the top-right quarter of any circle — like an Eat & Joy pizza. What this wise pizza tells us, in terms of guns and butter, is that we[Read More…]

by June 10, 2015 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
CARNES: A Passion for Reading Outside Academic Texts

CARNES: A Passion for Reading Outside Academic Texts

Shortly before being named national security adviser in 2000, Condoleezza Rice admitted in a newspaper profile that she had “stopped reading for pleasure” early in life. Hers was a driven childhood, in which her parents and teachers pushed her to excel, and she was pushed into so many book clubs[Read More…]

by March 7, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion

GILBERT: From Mind-Wandering to Productivity

In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, it’s hard to stay focused. Unfortunately for college students, the amount of schoolwork just before the holiday break seems to increase proportionally to our level of distraction. The holidays inspire a special kind of distraction. We are not merely shopping online or scrolling[Read More…]

by November 21, 2011 0 comments Opinion