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  • Attention and Listening
  • Strategies for Attention and Learning
    This unit’s purpose is help you as a student develop the skill of attending and listening to something in a classroom setting
  • Strategies for Attention and Listening
    The strategies for attending and listening could be applied in a number of academic situations, such as:
    During lectures
    Assigned readings
    Individual study sessions
    Homework assignments
    Group study sessions
    Test taking
  • Strategies for Attention and Listening
    In order to pay attention you need to take care of yourself physically and emotionally
    Health is an ongoing, continuous process
    As a student you can not be concerned about your health one week and not the next
    Good health habits need to become part of each student’s routine
  • Strategies for Attention and Listening
    When evaluating your health concerns you should ask yourself the following questions:
    Are you getting enough sleep or rest? 7-9 hours / night
    Do you have a routine for sleep or is it hit or miss?
  • Evaluation of Your Basic Heath Continued…
    Are you eating two or thee balanced meals/day?
    Do you eat too much junk food, cigarettes, alcohol, drugs?
  • Evaluation of Your Basic Health Continued…
    Have you had your vision checked?
    Have you had your hearing checked?
    Do you exercise regularly?
  • Get Rid of Distracters
    Creating more interest so that you become more interested
    Create interest by acquiring information about a subject from different sources- lectures, books, magazines, television, Internet, radio, other people
    Tye new information to old information by applying it to your everyday life
    Ask questions
    Make new information personal , related it to a personal experience
    Work with classmates to maintain interest in the subject
  • Get Rid of Distracters
    Positive Self-Talk
    For you as a student you have to have a good positive attitude and believe in yourself
    Poor learners tend to talk bad about themselves
  • Distracters continued…
    Positive self talk instead of negative talk is essential to doing well
    Statements might include “ I am very prepared for this test” or “ Its no problem, I can finish this paper”
  • Eliminate any External Distracters
    When studying you should be free of distractions such as:
    Movement of people
    Adjust light so that it is at a comfortable level
    Adjust temperature in the room
  • Eliminate any External Distracters
    In the classroom, a student should eliminate external distracters by:
    Selecting a seat away from windows, doors, friends, wall maps and clocks
    Sitting towards front of class
    Avoiding to sit at the ends of the aisles
    Finding the “power center” of the room based on a teacher’s actions
    Dressing comfortably for all room temperatures
  • Staying Alert in Class
    In order to stay alert in class a student can do the following:
    Be prepared for class and organized
    Develop some interest in subject matter
    Get adequate rest so you are not tempted to sleep in class
    Find areas of common interest between you and the instructor
    Ask yourself “Why this information is important?”
    Keep active in class, take notes constantly
    Take deep breaths in order to increase oxygen flow
  • Staying Alert/ Attention Training
    Practice listening to faint sounds or looking at dim lights
    Practice doing two things at the same time in order to increase your ability to divide your attention
    Practice detecting details by picking out detailed images in a picture or listen for particular sounds in music
    Practice concentrating in distractive environments in order to increase ones ability to resist distractions
  • Go Study!