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concentration
(definition)
focusing your attention on what your doing
Three levels of concentration
light concentration
moderate concentration
deep concentration
Three types of concentration problems
Focusing at will
Sustaining focus
Limiting focus
focusing at will
(definition)
being able to turn your attention to the task of listening to a lecture at the moment the structure begins
sustaining your focus
(definition)
what is some factors that may make you not sustain focus?
keeping up focus during the whole task. factors in this include: difficulty of task, interest level, motivation level
Limiting focus
(definition)
Limiting focus to one task at time.
concentrating fully on one thing. NOTHING ELSE
causes of poor concentration
lack of attention
lack of interest
lack of motivation
Distraction
(definition)
anything that diverts your focus (attention) from the task at hand.
External distractions
(definition)
Include things like..
-noise
-uncomfortable study area
-other people
what are some concentration problems during lecture classes?
-other students
- internal distractions
concentration problems when you read text?
-clutter or uncomfortable
-tired
Concentration problems when studying for exams?
-you may place little value on it
- procrasination
-worrying about what questions will be on it
strategies for improving concentration
-use motivational and organizational strategies
- create good learning environment
- deal with internal distractions
- using active learning strategies
-matching learning style to task
-monitoring concentration
Benefits of improved concentration
- better use of time
- gan better understanding
-better lecture notes
- increased self confidence
-higher self esteem