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Please watch the talk Study Less, Study Smart by Dr. Marty Lobdell. It will help you a lot. To sum up the talk in a few points: Start studying early. Your brain can only handle a few concepts at a time. It takes time for the concepts to sink in. Don't keep everything for the last moment. Take breaks every 25 minutes. The human attention span lasts ...


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There are, of course, inherent differences in the way individuals process information and in their base knowledge of any given topic. This has a lot of impact on the speed with which they are able to answer you in conversation. But the real differentiator, as I have read and experienced in the past, is the amount of preparation one has done in the specific ...


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I don't think the nature of your 'spurious productivity' differs from typical procrastination. The cause of any procrastination is the desire for instant gratification and lack of cognitive control to switch to delayed gratification. There are all sorts of anti-procrastination systems(gtd/ztd/autofocus/pomodoro). But they all essintially come to one thing - ...


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Procrastination can be reduced by having daily follow-up meetings where team members tell everybody what they've done and are going to do next. You may want to take a look at methodologies such as Scrum and Kanban. In any case, you never want to let workers sit alone for long periods of time without interaction. letting team members work in pairs on the ...


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I think that people procrastinate for different reasons so there is no one-size-fits-all answer . (I am also always surprised as to how many people suffer with this - trust me it's not just you! ) Some excellent points have been made in all of the posts above for sure. Here's my take : To find the cure I think you need to identify WHY you are ...



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