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  • 1. BE AWARE--CONTROL THE CAUSES! CONCENTRATION
  • 2. Three Steps to Improving Concentration
    • Learn the causes of poor concentration.
    • Understand Your Part– what can you do?
    • Make control a habit!!
  • 3. External Causes
    • Environmental Distractions:
  • 4. How can you control External Causes?
    • Train yourself to study or read away from external distractions! Shut your phone, TV, I-pod, and computer off. I know--easier said than done.
  • 5. Internal Causes of Distraction
    • Hunger, Drowsiness, Anxiety or personal worry,
    • Boredom, Difficult Subject, Daydreaming
  • 6. Control Hunger and Fatigue!
    • Hunger-Eat something healthy – a high protein snack
    • Drowsiness- Do Five minutes of light exercise to wake up
  • 7. I’m Bored- I don’t like the material
    • Find a reason to get interested; talk to your teacher or a friend about the subject. Fake it til you make it!
  • 8. Intimidating Text or Subject Material
    • Ask for help from your teacher and/or a fellow student.
    • Break up large chapters/tasks into smaller manageable parts. Finish one part at a time. Give yourself a pat on the back for doing hard work.
  • 9. Daydreaming
    • Often happens when we are bored or the text is too hard!
    • When your mind starts to wander– write down interrupting thought and then continue reading.
    • OR
    • Recall your reading and write down important points then take a small break and come back to your reading.
  • 10. Anxiety or Personal worries
    • Talk to someone about the assignment—put your coursework into perspective
    • Get some help!
    • If you have personal worries talk to a friend, teacher or school counselor that you trust.
  • 11. You do have control over your CONCENTRATION!
    • Remember to eat a healthy high protein snack if you are hungry.
    • 5 minutes of exercise will revive you!
    • Find something interesting about the subject material!
    • If you find thoughts wandering write down the first thought and then refocus.
    • If you are anxious or worried talk to someone to get some perspective.
    • If the text is difficult take it piecemeal and/or ask for help!

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