The past three months have taught me a lot about focus and concentration. Thanks to Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport, I am a better student, reader, and writer. I have opened my eyes to what it is like to fully concentrate on reading and writing, without thinking or beingContinue reading “Deep Work: A Workplace Strategy to Try”
What is a White Paper? According to the Merriam-Webster, “a white paper is an authoritative report that gives information or proposals on an issue.” The purpose of the white paper, according to MediaSpace Solutions, is “to advocate that a certain position is the best way to go or that a certain solution is best forContinue reading “Time to Put Deep Work to the Test”
The use of smartphones has changed our ability to acquire knowledge. When almost everyone has access to the Internet, is knowledge still powerful?
For the past couple of weeks, I have been writing about deep work and how great ideas come from focused work. This week I decided to write about the same stuff, but I want to give an update on how deep work has affected my life. Newport has challenged me to think, work, and liveContinue reading “Living by Deep Work”
Getting Organized This week I decided to look at some different online software to become more organized with my homework assignments and blog posts. The whole semester I was using the app called CalenDo to record my homework and due dates. It’s very user-friendly, but I feel like it should be used more for myContinue reading “Let’s Get Organized”
Will I be able to give up my favorite mobile game? Read to find out!
Are big tech companies getting us addicted to our phones on purpose? Every morning when I wake up, the first thing I do is shut off my alarm and check my notifications. If any news articles catch my eye, then I check them out. Otherwise, I immediately check Instagram to see how many likes IContinue reading “Hacked to Distract”
This week I read several articles describing how to stay focused in a distracting world.