2018年3月10日托福独立写作范文：What one is the most important factor to help you work productively?
1. having an environment which is free of noise and distractions
2. knowing that you will receive a reward
3. doing something you are interested in
思路：x noise -- work efficiently
1. 时间减少 > 知道自己要获奖
Working productively is vital to a person’s success in school and work, and indeed, in life. There are many factors that may affect a person’s ability to work productively, such as having an environment free of noise and distractions, or knowing that you’ll receive a reward. What’s most important to helping me work productively is doing something I’m interested in.
Having an environment free of noise and distractions can be nice, but I’ve found that a peaceful environment barely affects my work productivity. Most of the time when I’m working, I’m so concentrated on what I’m doing that I hardly pay attention to my surroundings. Friends could be having conversations right next to me, my cat could be licking my arm, or the television could be blaring. Usually, none of those “distractions” have an effect on me. And even if I do get distracted by nearby noises, it’s easy to tune them out by wearing my earphones and listening to music.
Knowing that I’ll receive a reward is nice, but also not really helpful in improving my productivity. Sure, it might make me want to work on an assignment, but I’ve found that once I begin working, the reward is quickly forgotten. Distractions, if there are any, are still there, and my lack of interest in the subject is still there. These factors—the latter more than the former—have more impact on my productivity than a distant reward. Also, most rewards simply don’t appeal to me. Things like money, pets, and cell phones—even praise and approval—fail to really motivate me. I mostly have those things already or don’t really care about them.
What I really need in order to work productively is to do something I’m interested in. In my experience, time flies by when I’m working on something I enjoy. For example, in my English class we were assigned to write a five-page story, due at the end of the week. As soon as I got home, I sat down, started typing, and before I knew it, hours had passed and I was finished. I was able to complete everything in one sitting and on the very day I received the assignment, all because I love writing stories. It doesn’t get more productive than that. The environment wasn’t an issue; I was effectively immune to any distractions. And no reward was necessary, for working on the task was fulfilling enough.
Therefore, my personal experiences tell me that, more than any other factor, working on something I find interesting helps me work productively.