Recently, I have noticed a matter in some people. After a period of time from participating in a large training or a large workshop, they lost their focus.
Say, for example,
- If you are young, thinking about a friend, sneaking into Facebook for a brief time to check the newsfeed, watching YouTube videos one after another and eventually end up being drowned into them is very natural.
- Often it is seen in the professional level that fatigue, drowsiness, or the heavy workload wears people down.
In most cases, it occurs for personal reasons. Again, it is also true, in many cases, the trainer’s overrate jargon is the one responsible for this of situation.
Today I’ll talk about how to be attentive. Let’s shed some light upon these 21 ways to be attentive:
If you’re not totally incapable, never miss your classes. No matter how displeasing the teacher may be, or how many personal issues you have with them, put it aside! You will eventually start to love your classes. Regardless of the trainer, you will start researching all by yourself.
Take notes. An average student can write only ten percent of the lecture they hear. Hence, instead of trying to write down every thing your teacher says, write down the conclusions of their lecture every once in a while. Stop depending on your teachers that they’ll spoon fed you with lecture sheets, or your friend’s will simply hand you their notes; prepare your own notes and discuss those with your friends after class. This is thought to be the era of PowerPoint Presentations or Google Slides. I say, take notes in the hard way. Write down the vital stuffs. Because, PowerPoint presentations won’t always provide you with adequate information.
Try to prepare your lessons within the classroom. If you can’t solve a problem by yourself, get the help from a friend or ask the teacher immediately. Save time for further studies at home.
The book which have been discussed today, read it again from the book or from PowerPoint Presentation on that very day. It’s good to read from a lot of books. You can also research through the Internet.
Find out what will be taught in the next class from your mentor. Understanding lecture becomes easy if you have some foreknowledge about it.
Do not forget to collect relevant information from Google, YouTube, on your leisure time; regardless of the place you are; home or outside. Many things which appear to be complex in textbooks; are pretty straightforward in Wikipedia.
Say ‘NO’ to photocopies, say ‘YES’ to taking notes by yourself. Do not record audio or video of trainer’s lecture in the class. As it slows down the pace or speed of the work. I think, video and recording lecture seem to work momentarily, but in the long run it does not work out well. Go back home and read what you’ve learnt that day and the rest can be put to a side.
Develop writing habits. Especially before exams. The habit of writing reduces the tendency to forget.
Sit at least an hour a day with your books, turn the pages. You will be habituated within one week. Then, you can increase your reading time gradually.
If you find out that there’s any mathematical or linguistic problems, give exquisite attention to those.
Don’t run after grades. Try building up your basics and good grades would come along with it as a bonus. Also, it will be effective in your future.
He who calls a nerd when you study, who is happier if you do not study; avoid discussing anything relating to your study with such a friend.
‘Oh, I can skip these chapters’, ‘my seat would be placed in the front row’, do not bring such thoughts into mind. (Do not rely on others. Even, they might forget while writing, or ridiculously so, you might miss the opportunity to copy their answer because of that stone-cold teacher on guard!)
Participate in excavation, seminars, workshops as much a!s possible without missing the classes.
If your study is supposed to be damaged by social networking, turn off or keep away your phone before you hit the books. If you can use Facebook for studies; entertainment & education could be acquired at the same time. If you use Facebook in a good way, you will get a lot of good out of it.
Those who feel sleeply whenever they sit down to read, fix a sleeping schedule, get adequate sleep and then sit to study. Walk for a while to snap out of it.
In order to discuss any topic or to get any note, maintain a healthy relationship with the bookish classmates. No matter how boring they are!
Practice waking up early. Try to read right after you wake up. Reduce the habit staying up late at night. It is easier to understand with a relaxed brain.
Do not study immediately after roaming around, or after talking on the phone, or after watching movie. Fatigue will weigh you down.
Take a complete meal in the morning. Morning breakfast provides day-long energy. It reduces frustration as well.
Take glucose with you in the exam hall. Glucose is a brain food.