5 Tips to Organize Your Day for Maximum Productivity

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Whether you’re the type of person that jumps out of bed before your alarm clock or the kind that doesn’t officially start your day until that second cup of coffee, we can all use a little push in the morning. Follow these tips to help you make the most out of your day and achieve maximum productivity from start to finish.

1. Set up a morning ritual.

Starting your day the same way can signal to your mind it’s game on and motivate you to get the ball rolling, even when you don’t feel like it. Your morning ritual can be as simple as singing along to a high-energy playlist while you shower (which has been shown to increase productivity) or as intense as an early morning run (which releases dopamine, a chemical shown to motivate you). Choose an activity that puts you in a positive mindset to start off the day and one that you’re able to commit to regularly.

2. Sit up straight.

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Top tips for writing better essays!

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An essay is a short piece of non-fiction about a particular topic. It’s a common assignment in school and university, so you’ve probably already written a few. Essays can take many different forms. Narrative essays tell a story, while persuasive essays make an argument. Exploratory essays pursue an idea. No matter what kind of essay you’re writing, the principles below will help you connect with your readers.

Know your purpose

If you’re writing in response to an assignment, make sure you understand what you are being asked to write about. If you’re writing for another reason, it’s just as important to understand your goals. Whether you want to share information or an experience or get readers to change their minds, your purpose will determine the choices you make in your essay.

Understand your audience

The more you know about who will be reading your essay, the better. Readers who are experts on your topic will already have some background knowledge. Readers who are your age will be familiar with the same films and songs you’re likely to mention. The less you know about your audience, the more you’ll need to define your terms and provide context for your examples. Continue reading Top tips for writing better essays!