Picking up a book to study is as simple as ABC. Studying for Long Hours is a little bit difficult. Studying for Long hours Without Losing Concentration is where the big problem lies.
Many people can’t study for long hours without distractions. Some people go as far as taking all sorts of drugs just to study without sleeping. Most times, these drugs exacerbate the issue rather than ameliorate it.
It is no news that many students cannot study for up to two hours at a go. Some lose concentration after 40 minutes of study. This leads to mass failure in various examinations.
Does any of the following questions bother you?
- How do I study for long hours?
- I lose concentration a few minutes into study, is it normal?
- How can I combine academics with my work?
- How do I study late at night without sleeping?
- Why do I feel sleepy when reading for exams?
- Why do I always feel like sleeping while studying?
- How do I remember everything I read?
Success requires some process. With constant and conscious effort, studying for long hours without losing concentration won’t be a problem for you anymore.
The following proven tips will help you Study For Long Hours without losing Concentration…
1. Relax First
Studying when you are stressed out is the beginning of distractions. Take time to rest and regain some level of energy before you stylishly go into another serious mental process.
There is no way you can concentrate or study for long hours when you are tired. Rest is important. If you do not relax, you would collapse.
2. Eat well
A hungry man will definitely get angry. You need a simple diet before embarking on the journey of serious study. Hunger itself is a source of distraction.
Apart from losing concentration, your brain won’t assimilate easily without food in your stomach.
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3. Create A Reading Map
Map out the areas you wish to cover for that day. Say to yourself, “I must finish this part before I stop”. Setting goals increase your study rate by tenfold (It is a rocket loader).
Until you have reading goals, you will continue to settle for less in the place of study.
4. Choose a Niche
Don’t be told. Choose the environment best conducive for you. It might be in your room, in the library or at the market. Just make sure you are ok with it.
The environment that is conducive for me may not be what works for you. When it comes to reading, the environment is personal.
5. Encourage The Subject
When the subject or course is boring, there is a chance that you cannot study it for long hours. But there are ways you can make the course interesting. There are ways you can actually make a boring course interesting; some of the ways are:
- Looking for the interesting part in the subject no matter how little it may be.
- Take short breaks and come back to continue the topic fresh.
- Using simple memory games (mnemonic devices) to remember difficult parts of the course.
- Study the course with a friend.
- Create a group chats to discuss the subject.
6. Be Totally Engaged
Nothing makes you study for long hours like engagement. As much as you can, pay serious attention to what you are reading.
Try to keep yourself engaged by jotting down points, explaining the subject to yourself, Solving problems and saying no to external distractions for a while.
7. Entertain Yourself
When it seems you are about to sleep off or the course seems boring again, entertain yourself in any of the following ways:
- Reply to your messages.
- Play your favorite song
- Quickly play a game.
- Watch a short video/movie
Then, go back to work. This strategy works wonders.
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8. Group Study
Studying in a group not only makes you remember 80% of everything you read but also makes you read for a longer time. However, Group study doesn’t work for everyone.
You may also try following the Flashlearners Video Classes on YouTube if you are trying to do well in Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Commerce, Use of English, or Economics.
9. Switch Location
Walking round even as you study can put distractions aside and make you study for a very long time. Try this and let me know if it works for you…
10. Forget the Heart-Break
If someone broke your heart or you have any other thing bordering you, make you put them aside and focus on your study. Thinking about the events that occurred will really make you lose concentration. After your studies, you can go back to that.
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