In recent times, distraction has become a major challenge in our society, it is gradually becoming a menance that may cripple the economy if care is not taken with the advert of social media; concentration at work, in school etc. have reduced drastically; Students no longer give the best of their attention as a result of distraction.
At this crucial time, what could be done by students to overcome academic distractions and to concentrate on their school work?
Distraction may come in any form but with the underlisted tips, Students should be able to avoid distraction or reduce it drastically.
THE TIPS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
1. IN CLASS, SIT IN FRONT:
It may interest you to know that distraction do occur even in classrooms these days, especially by back benchers. It’s only normal for a serious student to strive to sit in front row to avoid classroom distractions.
2. CREATE TIME FOR DISTRACTIONS:
It’s almost impossible for student not to be distracted, distraction do happen on a daily basis but a wise student may schedule a few minute daily to attend to distraction, it may be between 15 – 30 minute daily.
After all, all works and no play makes jack a dull boy ut as soon as the time is over get back to work.
3. MAKE A “TO DO” LIST:
To avoid and deal with distraction, it is adviceable to make a “TO DO” list and attach time to every item on the list.
Make the list on a daily basis of what you intend to achieve each day, the list is better prepared very early in the morning. Do everything possible to stick to your plan for each day.
4. CREATE A STUDY PLAN AND A STUDY SPACE:
Every student must have a daily, weekly and monthly study plan in his or her routine plan otherwise, the routine plan is incomplete. In addition, He/She must also choose a quiet space devoid of distraction as a study place.
5. THERE IS TIME FOR EVERYTHING:
Never allow reading novels, journals and other literature books to affect your school work.
Paramount in your mind as a student should be your school work, novels and other journals should be secondary to you.
6. VISUALIZE YOUR FUTURE:
Try to sit visualize where you ill like to be in the next 5years, 10years, 15years ahead. It has a way of helping you remain focus and to avoid distraction.
7. AVOID SOCIAL MEDIA DISTRACTION:
Minimize or totally avoid the use of social media during school session, social media has a way of eating up your precious time and getting you distracted.
8. CHOOSE YOUR FRIEND WISELY:
Choose only like minded people as friends, avoid associating with destiny destroyers who do not have future ambition. We call such people NFA i.e “No Future Ambition”.
9. SET REMAINDERS:
You may set phone remainders if you have one, so as to get remainded of your daily planned activities.
10. DON’T BE TOO DOGMATIC:
The fact that you have daily schedule or routine plan to guide you against distration does not mean that you should be dogmatic. You’re free to reflect and adjust your plan whenever the need arises, but you should always be guided to avoid distractions.