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Controlling external distractions:

Studying:

  • Select a quiet place to study where you will not be interrupted
  • Have a comfortable, but not too comfortable chair; avoid your bed or sofa
  • Have all the things you need at your workspace
  • Reserve this place for work only so you associate it with studying
  • Arrange uninterrupted time: mute phone, social media, and anything else in your control; tell friends and family you’re unavailable
  • Use a schedule and plan to study at your most productive time of day

Lectures:

  • Select a quiet place to study where you will not be interrupted
  • Have a comfortable, but not too comfortable chair; avoid your bed or sofa
  • Have all the things you need at your workspace
  • Reserve this place for work only so you associate it with studying
  • Arrange uninterrupted time: mute phone, social media, and anything else in your control; tell friends and family you’re unavailable
  • Use a schedule and plan to study at your most productive time of day

Controlling internal distractions:

  • Track how often you lose concentration and what triggers it

            o   change work environment if necessary

            o   write down your worries/thoughts for later and get back to work


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