CONCENTRATION problems can waste valuable study time, create gaps in your knowledge and understanding, keep you from finishing assignments on time, and make you feel even more stressed out and time-crunched.
Keep a "Worry" notebook. Record random distracting thoughts while you work. Making a quick note and then returning to your studies keeps you focused and avoids becoming trapped by thoughts like "I'd better do that now before I forget!"
Avoid multi-tasking. Focusing on one task to the exclusion of all others for 25 or 30 minutes is a more effective study method than trying to juggle multiple tasks at once.
Use noise-cancelling headphones. Lansdowne Library has seven sets and Interurban has three. You can borrow them for two hours.
Do you study when you feel energized or when you're exhausted?
How can you create a comfortable space conducive to studying?
How do you stay focused on your work?
What can you do to eliminate distractions before you start working?
What rewards or incentives do you use to motivate yourself?
Sit up straight and pay attention. Lean forward and communicate interest. Ask questions when you don’t understand. Nod and smile. (It helps your teacher know you're interested.) Track what’s happening in the classroom.