Focus and Concentration
- Minimize distractions e.g. email, kids
- Know your best concentration span for reading and stick to it and then take a break. Try the 50-10-50 technique: 50 minutes reading, 10 minute break, 50 minutes reading.
- Don't try to read when tired
- If you are a kinesthetic /tactile learner, you need to DO something while you read.
For more information and strategies to help with focus and concentration, see:
Ideas Just Sweep Me Away: How to Stay On-Task While Reading (99 KB)
For more information, see TOOL "Improving your Concentration". Go to the Undergraduate Student tab. Download the module "Academic Reading". In the pdf version, go to p. 16.