Tuesday’s Tip: Avoiding Techno Distraction

Picture1We’ve all been there. Putting off an assignment, thinking we have all the time in the world. And then when we finally sit down to write a paper, obviously at the last minute, we can’t get away from all the techno distractions!

From Facebook and youtube, Twitter to Instagram, distractions are everywhere. So what’s a Deacon to do? In a recent presentation to Johnson Hall, Writing Center Director Ryan Shirey shared some great strategies for avoiding technology distraction while you work.

Rescue Time runs in the background on your computer and tracks the time you spend on various things to help give you accurate picture of what exactly you’re doing online while you should be writing. 

StayFocused and LeechBlock can help limit your possible distractions by selectively blocking your favorite time-such websites for set periods of time.

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