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