25 College Productivity Tips + FREE Printable

25 College Productivity Tips

Today I will be sharing with you 25 Tips and Tricks on how to be Productive in College! Being a senior in college means you’ve experienced it all. The late night coffee runs, the all-nighters, 10min study crams before a big exam, forgetting an assignment… everything! College Productivity is super important in so many ways. Below are some tips to increase your productivity, motivation, and concentration while in college. So here’s to decreasing procrastination and increasing your grade point average!

The Importance of College Productivity.

Staying productive in college is so important in so many different ways. Of course, we all want to graduate with our dream degree and go off to get this fabulous job and live an amazing life. But none of that will be possible unless you stay focused and stay productive. 

The Four Areas of Productivity.

There are four main areas where a college student can increase their productivity, note taking, studying, staying organized, and list making. These areas may intertwine, as making a list can help stay organized. There are specific things that you can do or be aware of that will help you maintain an optimal productivity level. 

The Productivity Tips & Printable Guide.

Use the following Printable Guide to help you master the art of productivity. Outlined in four sections: Notes, Study, Organize, and Lists – This guide is perfect to hang in a dorm room, stash in a binder, or keep on your desk!

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Tools To Help You Stay Productive.

Here are some of the things that I consider college essentials. Each of these items will help you stay productive in some way.

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One of the main tools that you’ll need to stay productive in college is a planner. Specifically, I find that Erin Condren planners are the best for college students. Sign up with my link to get $10 off your first Erin Condren order! 

Erin Condren has a variety of planners to choose from. They have the Life Planner, a Deluxe Monthly planner, and even an Academic planner. I personally enjoy using the Life Planner and Deluxe Monthly planner.

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  • A senior!? Awesome!! I’m a sophomore. I’m excited to put some of these tips to good use! I saw you had a picture with a Botany question.. I’m taking that course right now! I LOVE MY LILLY PLANNER. It’s life. I adore how this post was set up! Very aesthetically pleasing!!!

    • Yes! It’s crazy to think that I’m going to be graduating in 7 months!!
      My degree will be in Electrical Engineering, but I’m taking a biology course as a gen ed 🙂
      I’ve been working in Photoshop more trying to make my posts look more “professional” and as you said, aesthetically pleasing 🙂
      Thanks love!

      • Do you have any tips on time management??? I feel like if I don’t start the semester super strong, I slowly wither away. I feel so stressed when everything starts to pile up! I feel like it only happens during fall semester when the nice weather is out!

        • I know what you mean about the weather being nice 🙂
          The thing that helps me the most is making lists! When I write a list of everything I need to get done for the week it helps to motivate me. I also use icalendar/google calendar to plan out my week. I try to “schedule” when I’m going to do certain homework assignments and guess how long they’ll take me. Then I adjust it as my week progresses.
          Also, setting aside part of my day to relax helps. Then I can say to myself “okay after this assignment you have to take a biology quiz. Then after that you get to watch a show on Netflix.” Just keeping a goal in mind helps!
          I tend to get carried away with working on my blog (like I’m in lab right now soldering a circuit) lol! So if I find myself spending too much time blogging I just shut off my computer and put my phone some where that’s out of my way 🙂 then I grab a snack and get to work on school stuff! I hope this helps!
          Let me know if you’d like to know more 🙂

          • Thank you so much!!!! I think it’s so empowering you’re majoring in Electrical Engineering when engineering is a male dominated field. It’s inspiring 🙂

          • Awh thank you!!! I hope I can inspire other girls that are interested in engineering 🙂

          • I was going to….. didn’t think I’d make it haha. So I’m gonna try science out!

          • It’s definitely difficult and I’ve had some late nights, but I’m so proud of myself that I’m going to accomplish this!
            I love anything science related so that’s awesome you’re going into that! What specifically do you want to do when you graduate?

          • I don’t have that mindset haha. I’m getting a Biology BS….. I wouldn’t even care if my job had nothing to do with Bio! I just wanted to increase my chances of getting a job! Sounds awful and it might come back to bite me, but I’m terrified of being unemployed!!

          • Makes sense 🙂 I’m waiting on a response from an interview I had last week! It’s nerve racking!

          • That’s great!!!!! And you aren’t even graduated yet! Look at you gooo gurllll 🙂 There’s a lot of opportunity in the market for women engineers!

          • Haha yeah I’m pretty excited!

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