How do you concentrate in studies ? I need help

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    Dec 18, 2012 10:59 AM GMT
    I was a very intelligent child till i was 15
    I used to be the most smartest kid in the city always winning every thing in studies , academics
    won many inter-continental competetion


    But

    right after 16

    i lost interest in studies !

    Have failed for 4 years consecutively
    I am now ashamed of myself
    & when i tell this to my friends who have passed
    they are shocked
    can someone give me tips how to study well & get good scores
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    Dec 18, 2012 11:01 AM GMT
    You're an idiot, there's no help for you.
  • Karl

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    Dec 18, 2012 11:06 AM GMT
    define your final goal and fight for it.
    make your idea into action.

    I often search "motivational videos" on youtube , watch them over and over again .
    I dont know but I always feel better after watching them.
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    Dec 18, 2012 12:36 PM GMT
    Sam_u_el saidHave failed for 4 years consecutively
    I am now ashamed of myself...

    can someone give me tips how to study well & get good scores

    Is it just test scores where you have trouble? Do you feel you actually understand the material? Are tests there given as oral or written? In what form are questions asked - full essay? Do you feel your problem is your memory, or your comprehension, or both? What are your problem subjects?

    I was a teacher of students in different age groups, and also a tutor. Some do well academically with only certain learning approaches, such as visual or kinetic. And some will comprehend the material well enough to discuss it coherently, but cannot answer written questions well, their actual stumbling block being expressing themselves in writing. Or they have problems in other ways.

    Defining the nature of your own learning problem will help in discovering the solution, to hopefully find the best individual learning match for you. Plus if you find formal instruction difficult to follow, in the classroom or lecture hall, and from studying textbooks on your own, try private tutoring. In US colleges this can be free to students, often given by other students who excel in specific subjects. Peer instruction can be a "friendlier" approach for some, where you find yourself in a more receptive atmosphere, with a contemporary who "speaks your language" and whose thinking processes better match your own.
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    Dec 18, 2012 3:39 PM GMT
    I would say seek professional help from a psychiatrist, or even a family doctor - anyone that can give you a legitimate diagnosis. Lack of motivation and ability to focus can be a cause of mental illness or imbalances in your hormones.

    I myself had a huge trouble staying motivated and focusing through first few years of university. When I started to associate the moments where I lacked concentration to having suicidal thoughts, I finally went to see a psychiatrist, who diagnosed my condition as a major depression. He prescribed me some antidepressants (i.e. cypralex/escitalopram to be specific), which were suppose to allow a more balanced flow of seratonin in my system. Within two weeks, I was able to sleep and study better.

    It could be from other non-medical reasons as well, but I would highly recommend you to see a professional about this. Perhaps you are not telling us enough information, but I'd say it would be better for you to consult someone who has a better knowledge in the working of human psychology than we as RJers do.
  • Fable

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    Dec 18, 2012 11:29 PM GMT
    McQueen saidYou're an idiot, there's no help for you.


    qft
  • AMoonHawk

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    Dec 18, 2012 11:36 PM GMT
    You need something that inspires you ... there has to be a need. If you have failed for 4 consecutive years that your final goal is probably not something you want. To be honest I was clueless as to my final goal, but I went back to college after dropping out many years before. Sometimes you have to hit rock bottom to find that desire, which is basically what happened to me. Then I needed to prove to myself that I could do it. I was in the top 10% every year I was in school and earned 2 BS degrees and a Masters .... so you really just have to desire it. Maybe you should find a job to realize just how difficult it is with out a degree.
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    Dec 19, 2012 3:52 AM GMT
    Start by logging off of RJ, opening a book and taking notes... icon_confused.gif
  • Medjai

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    Dec 19, 2012 4:12 AM GMT
    Are you studying hard? Because if you have the work ethic f a kid, you are going to fail...
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    Dec 19, 2012 4:29 AM GMT
    You make your own success. No one is ever in the mood to study, but you just gotta suck it up, get your shit done and pass. No secret formula. I guess a tool that i use is called "Self Control" (only for Mac's, but assuming there are other apps out there) http://selfcontrolapp.com: allows you to block sites for an extended period of time. I normally just set the timer for 8 hours, then head to the library and work.
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    Dec 20, 2012 12:26 PM GMT
    Karl said

    I often search "motivational videos" on youtube , watch them over and over again .

    Well i did see a nice video,it relieved me.

    ART_DECO : well my problem is i wanna study but when i sit to study , i just cant study !




    stevee90 said He prescribed me some antidepressants (i.e. cypralex/escitalopram to be specific), which were suppose to allow a more balanced flow of seratonin in my system. Within two weeks, I was able to sleep and study better.


    Is it ? I'm gonna buy it today !

    AMoonHawk said I was in the top 10 every year I was in school and earned 2 BS degrees and a Masters .... so you really just have to desire it. Maybe you should find a job to realize just how difficult it is with out a degree.


    Now i know why u have always been so educational to me since 2 years . right from connexion !



    squash1212 saidYou make your own success. No one is ever in the mood to study, but you just gotta suck it up, get your shit done and pass. No secret formula. I guess a tool that i use is called "Self Control" (only for Mac's, but assuming there are other apps out there) http://selfcontrolapp.com: allows you to block sites for an extended period of time. I normally just set the timer for 8 hours, then head to the library and work.


    Well im Windows 8 !
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    Dec 20, 2012 12:40 PM GMT
    squash1212 saidYou make your own success. No one is ever in the mood to study, but you just gotta suck it up, get your shit done and pass. No secret formula. I guess a tool that i use is called "Self Control" (only for Mac's, but assuming there are other apps out there) http://selfcontrolapp.com: allows you to block sites for an extended period of time. I normally just set the timer for 8 hours, then head to the library and work.

    I'm going to use that app. now. icon_wink.gif
  • Kriss

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    Dec 20, 2012 7:30 PM GMT
    Form a study group, already great advice is being given. Set aside some time and make studying something of a game. Switching up study methods instead of just sitting there and reading over and over is a great way to keep yourself active and going.
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    Dec 20, 2012 7:37 PM GMT
    I usually study better with some monotoned background noise, like CSPAN or Nightline playing the background, but prefer to listen to music without singing in it, like electronica, acoustic, bluegrass, classical, blues, and jazz. Hell, I can barely listen to mainstream music anymore cause of that fact. icon_neutral.gificon_razz.gificon_cool.gif
  • Import

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    Dec 20, 2012 7:43 PM GMT
    u need adderall or ritalin
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    Dec 20, 2012 8:10 PM GMT
    McQueen saidYou're an idiot, there's no help for you.


    It's filthy cum guzzling queens like you that make smile when there's a news flash on gays being attacked. :

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    And you wonder why society dislikes us.
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    Dec 20, 2012 8:13 PM GMT
    B2313 said
    McQueen saidYou're an idiot, there's no help for you.


    It's filthy cum guzzling queens like you that make smile when there's a news flash on gays being attacked. :

    icon_rolleyes.gif

    And you wonder why society dislikes us.


    bro.....
    slow the fuck down....

    u gettin HOT...

    lookin like a whole fuckin psycho. McQueen is McQueen. Why u mad for? icon_lol.gif

    chill
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    Dec 20, 2012 8:19 PM GMT
    google Cornell Notes

    http://coe.jmu.edu/LearningToolbox/cornellnotes.html
  • HottJoe

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    Dec 20, 2012 8:35 PM GMT
    Concentration is extinct.
  • TheBizMan

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    Dec 20, 2012 8:57 PM GMT
    Adderall
  • Machina

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    Dec 20, 2012 8:58 PM GMT
    Sam_u_eli lost interest in studies !

    Have failed for 4 years consecutively
    I am now ashamed of myself
    & when i tell this to my friends who have passed
    they are shocked
    can someone give me tips how to study well & get good scores



    Figure out what you want to do and do it. Nothing is easy. I'm sorry if that is de-motivational, or sounds un-sympathetic. When you figure out what it is that you want, removing all of the other mental blockage and such that comes from familial expectations, societal pressure, envy of others, etc., you will be clear to do what you need to when you need to do it.

    There are times you just have to force yourself to study and focus, especially if you have been out of the loop for a while. I am sure you are still as intelligent as you once were, and that the potential you once thought you had, is still there if you focus and work hard to achieve it.

    Life can be busy at times, but procrastination is never an answer to solving a time problem, especially when it comes to your studies. You need to spend as long as you have to, so you understand and can perform the task required, even at the expense of other things; it is part of the sacrifice one is required to make, to get themselves through school.
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    Dec 20, 2012 8:58 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidConcentration is extinct.

    ...and relative.
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    Dec 20, 2012 9:03 PM GMT
    May be try to stay far away from some smartphone, laptop and all those things that distract you when you decide to study.
    Try disabling your facebook/twitter/realJock etc account for sometime. Get more active in other activities in your free time apart from your studies. Interact more with your classmates, seek their help, do group studies, go to library.
    These are some old and tested rules which generally work.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Dec 20, 2012 9:13 PM GMT
    It could also be a left brain right brain thing. When one side of your brain is doing all the work, the other side will feel neglected and will sabotage you. The trick is to balance out the work you are doing. For instance the right side of your brain is the artistic side and the left is your analytical side. So you are probably doing a lot of analytical work, so you need to do something artistic so the right side of your brain does not feel neglected. Painting, drawing, wood work, sculpture, or even basket weaving and beading or embroidery or rearranging your room will allow the creative side of your brain to exercise itself and it will stop sabotaging the left side of your brain.
  • TheBizMan

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    Dec 20, 2012 9:19 PM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidIt could also be a left brain right brain thing. When one side of your brain is doing all the work, the other side will feel neglected and will sabotage you. The trick is to balance out the work you are doing. For instance the right side of your brain is the artistic side and the left is your analytical side. So you are probably doing a lot of analytical work, so you need to do something artistic so the right side of your brain does not feel neglected. Painting, drawing, wood work, sculpture, or even basket weaving and beading or embroidery or rearranging your room will allow the creative side of your brain to exercise itself and it will stop sabotaging the left side of your brain.


    This sounds like a very artistic, fanciful, left-brained theory.