KOA Articles

The KOA Article Archive is a repository for articles written by our users about topics we care about. Each piece of content is designed to fit within our three guiding themes: Self-Discipline, Expanding Your View and Growth Mindset. Have a scroll to see the latest, or click the links below to view only the posts in the category you are most interested in.

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Self-Discipline

The Pomodoro Technique

The Pomodoro Technique is an elegantly simple time management tool near and dear to the heart of Knights of Academia. Using nothing more than a standard kitchen egg timer and a piece of paper, its main claim is that the Pomodoro Technique improves an individual’s ability to work or study by increasing determination and resilience, sustaining motivation and leading the user to make more mindful decisions. But how did it come about?

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Expanding Your View

The Power of Mindfulness

You arrive home from a long, stressful day at work. It feels like you’ve gone 13 rounds against life, and you’re barely holding on in

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Self-Discipline

Practicing Deep Work Habits

Just imagine. It’s the perfect day: the sun’s shining, your workplace is tidy, your tasks enlisted, you’re full of energy and ready to start your

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Self-Discipline

Developing Deep Work Habits

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the quantity of work you had to do and had trouble to commit yourself to maintain the concentration needed

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Expanding Your View

Becoming Stoic

Ancient Stoicism “You devote yourself to pleasures, I check them; you indulge in pleasure, I use it; you think that it is the highest good,

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