Creating personalized, productive workspace is vital for success


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Students need to have a productive workspace for success at school.

Maddie Zeller, Editorialist

Through the Covid-19 pandemic, students – myself included – have had to adjust between working at home and in a school setting. 

I believe it’s safe to say that one of the most vital factors in succeeding at school is maintaining a steady productivity level. However, this can be a challenge when there is not an established workspace in or out of a student’s homes. I have often found that my turnout and quality of work is not meeting personal expectations when trying to work in a space that is not catered to personal needs.

After over a year of constantly working at home, I have learned to appreciate having an established desk area within my home in which I am able to give every effort into school. Yet, this is not always a possibility for some students. 

How can students manage to get their best work done in a stifling environment?

It is important that families and staff establish a work space for their students. Otherwise, it can be hard to keep up with challenging expectations. Schools all across the country have failed to make this pressing issue a priority.

As a student body, it is important that we make our obstacles known to families and faculty. One of the biggest projects that I undertook this year was developing an area that I could not only be productive in, but also allowed my creative juices to flow. I have to say, it was one of the best changes I made. Along with that came revisions to study methods, time management, and putting effort into things that I enjoy doing.

With that being said, I encourage fellow students to take the time and put some effort into establishing an environment that is not only safe and comfortable, but also shows individuality and represents personality and interests as well.

So, the next time you sit down with the nightly loads of homework, think about how you can increase your productivity and find ways to make working an enjoyable experience.