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Study Skills:Increasing Concentration/ Taking Charge of Your Physical EnvironmentA/Concentration is the ability to block out external and internal distractors in order to stayfocused on one specific item or task. Concentration is a flighty process; you can concentrateone minute and then easily become distracted and lose that concentration the very next. Thefollowing are important points about concentration :-Concentration requires a concerted effort on your part to train or discipline your mind.-Concentration involves monitoring not only your thoughts and emotions, but also yourenvironment.-External and internal distractors consume space in working memory, disturb yourbrainwave patterns, and affect the flow of stimuli throughout your memory system.1. External Distractorsare disruptions caused by things in your physical environment, suchas noises, people, television, enticing or harsh weather, clutter, and lighting. You can usestrategies to train your mind and your attention not to respond to external distractors—unless of course they involve an emergency or potential danger.

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