CNBC quotes our own Alejandro Lleras in a blog post on boosting productivity. Good advice!
According to a study in the journal Cognition, even brief diversions can dramatically improve a person’s ability to focus on a task for prolonged periods of time.
‘From a practical standpoint, our research suggests that, when faced with long
tasks (such as studying before a final exam or doing your taxes), it is best to impose brief breaks on yourself. Brief mental breaks will actually help you stay focused on your task.’
“The seven top characteristics of success at Google are all soft skills: being a good coach; communicating and listening well; possessing insights into others (including others different values and points of view); having empathy toward and being supportive of one’s colleagues; being a good critical thinker and problem solver; and being able to make connections across complex ideas.”
Sounds a lot like the skill set you develop in Psychology and LAS.
(STEM expertise is #8, and you get that with our major, as well!)
Read the article in today’s Washington Post.
Here’s some food for thought during registration season: an interesting piece in the Daily Illini on supposed “easy A” courses, the importance of general education, and finding courses that interest you.