The students of the St. Joseph’s Convent recently participated in the Productivity Essay competition.
Two of our fellow students, placed in the top 3 (1st-Sherphyl Emmanuel (right) and 2nd place- Alise Shawartz(left))
Here is one of the top winning essays!
Alise Shawartz – Form 5
Write an essay in 500-800 words, delivering an address to your peers on how to become more productive students.
Productivity is defined in an economy, as the act of being able to efficiently produce an optimal level of output while utilizing minimum resources. Similarly, one is said to be productive if he or she performs tasks diligently and effectively under various circumstances. However, being continuously productive may not be an easy exercise to accomplish. One must first welcome the decision of being productive, design goals, consume healthy meals, participate in extra curricula activities and to complete it all, recognize the importance of time.
To begin, an individual’s level of productivity is first rooted in an innate drive to succeed. Aristotle once said “that we are what we do. Excellence is then, not an action but a habit.” This is important primarily because a person must first develop a foundation built on the benefits of productivity. These benefits must align with every human being’s competitive nature to achieve their desires. Once an individual welcomes the notion that perseverance leads to success, then he or she will be forever driven to achieve their goals.
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