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How to Manage Your Time and Increase Productivity in Grad School

September 15, 2015
By GradProSkills

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Personal productivity

  • Educational entrepreneur Deborah Chang starts off her “Ultimate Guide to Personal Productivity” with an appeal to consider time management differently - in fact, she wants you to manage your energy instead of your time. For example, Chang recommends figuring out your peak productivity time, then dedicating that time to the challenging work you have on your plate.
  • If you don’t know when you are the most productive, check out our post: What’s Your Peak Productivity Time?
  • As usual, Lifehacker has curated a pretty comprehensive list of 50+ Personal Productivity Blogs for you to browse.

Productivity in a group setting

  • Our post on Tips For Productive Meetings offers a collection of information about improving meetings in an academic setting, how to handle disruptive colleagues, and more.
  • Okay, so this one falls under being personally productive in between meetings: Lifehacker suggests keeping a list of tasks to fill those 30-minute gaps in your agenda when you’re in and out of meetings all day.

Related GradProSkills workshops

  • Productivity and stress are joined at the hip, but there comes a time every day to shut off the laptop and decompress. If you have trouble doing that, consider our workshop "Stress Management: A Practical Guide” to discover not only problem-solving strategies, but also relaxation techniques and the like.
  • Check GradProSkills' page for other productivity-boosting workshops.


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