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WHAT IS CONCENTRATION l Concentration is focusing your attention on what you are doing.
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THE THREE LEVELS OF CONCENTRATION l LIGHT CONCENTRATION l MODERATE CONCENTRATION l DEEP CONCENTRATION
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THREE TYPES OF CONCENTRATION PROBLEMS l FOCUSING AT WILL l SUSTAINING YOUR FOCUS l LIMITING YOUR FOCUS
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EXTERNAL DISTRACTIONS l External distractions are things that occur outside of you such as noises, an uncomfortable study environment, and other people.
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INTERNAL DISTRACTIONS l Internal distractions are things that you think about or worry about.
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THREE MAIN CAUSES OF CONCENTRATION PROBLEMS l LACK OF ATTENTION l LACK OF INTEREST l LACK OF MOTIVATION
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STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVING CONCENTRATION l Use motivational and organizational strategies l Create a positive learning environment l Deal with internal distractions l Use active learning strategies l Match your learning style to the task
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MOTIVATIONAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL STRATEGIES l Develop a positive attitude toward your work
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Unformatted text preview: l Create interest in the task l Use goal-setting strategies l Use time-management strategies CREATE A POSITIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT l Find a better location to study l Reduce multitasking l Minimize distractions DEAL WITH INTERNAL DISTRACTIONS l Deal with competing activities l Deal with academic problems l Deal with personal problems STRATEGIES FOR LECTURE CLASSES l Sit in the professors line of vision l Take notes l Ask and answer questions STRATEGIES FOR READING YOUR TEXT ASSIGNMENTS l Use a reading/study system l Preview before you begin to read l Highlight the important information l Take notes l Develop questions in the margin of your text or notes l Make out word cards STRATEGIES FOR EXAM PREPARATION l Take notes l Create study sheets l Create maps, charts, and diagrams l Predict test questions and self-test l Take breaks, switch subjects, and plan rewards to stay motivated when studying...
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2011 for the course GS 290 taught by Professor Downing during the Spring '11 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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