Modafinil increases efficiency by allowing me to type faster, ignore distracting noises, and focus on the topic at hand (in this case, a modafinil article). Modafinil allows me to start articles on a whim. I write a thought on paper and follow it to the very end (several hundred words in several minutes).
As a result, I’m able to type many more words. Instead of being focused on the thought of “Wow, 3,000 words…that’s a lot to write.” I do it anyway. I typed more than 2,700 words in a matter of five hours. That’s enough for two mid-term college essays…in a matter of hours.