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The Science of Self-Learning: How to Teach Yourself Anything, Learn More in Less Time, and Direct Your Own Education (Learning how to Learn Book 1) by Peter Hollins

The Science of Self-Learning: How to Teach Yourself Anything, Learn More in Less Time, and Direct Your Own Education (Learning how to Learn Book 1) by Peter Hollins

Author:Peter Hollins [Hollins, Peter]
Language: eng
Format: azw3
Publisher: PH Learning Inc.
Published: 2018-11-15T16:00:00+00:00


Focus and Attention

It should go without saying that reading is not something you can multitask. It requires all of your attention and focus. Sadly, most of us don’t treat reading with the respect it deserves, and that is why we often find ourselves reading through the same paragraph over and over again. How can we improve our focus when it comes to reading in particular?

This final section is about maintaining your focus and not letting these other techniques be wasted if you simply can’t pay attention to your materials!

First, eliminate distractions. There will always be distractions out of your control, but we’re more concerned with distractions that are in your control. Avoid unplanned and unwelcome distractions.

For example, if your phone starts ringing while you’re reading, this is a distraction that is in your control and you can eliminate it. Just turn your phone off for the time that you’ll be reading. If you have the constant urge to check your email or Facebook while you read, then try turning your computer off while you read. If other people constantly interrupt you, then you may want to try reading in a different location. These are all distractions that can be controlled. And if they can be controlled, we should eliminate them to achieve a higher level of focus while reading.

What other distractions are within your control? Well, almost everything you surround yourself with in your physical environment. That’s a start. Next, you can proactively tell people not to distract you during a time period—they may not know that you are trying to focus, so you can prevent their unplanned distracting presence.

Second, create a game. How fast can you read a page of text while still maintaining a high level of comprehension? Why not time yourself and try to beat your record one page at a time?



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