Dear Amy: I have trouble focusing in class sometimes. Do you have any ideas that can help me stay focused so I don’t miss anything? — Jarod T., St. Paul, Minnesota
Dear Jarod: If you are having trouble staying focused in class, there are a few things you can do right away to help. The first is to eat well and make sure you are getting enough rest at night. Your brain needs rest and the proper nutrients to function at its best.
Another suggestion is to remove all distractions from your desk area so you can concentrate on the instructor and the lesson. This includes extra folders, papers and supplies that you don’t need for the current class. You might also consider sitting at the front of the class to minimize being distracted by friends.
When your instructor is speaking, it helps to make eye contact to show that you are listening. This will help you stay tuned in to the class discussion and motivate you to participate. It can also make any class more interesting. For other tips, check out Keep Yourself Focused in the Classroom, expertbeacon.com/keep-yourself-focused-classroom/#.VJO_m1KzVQ.
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