How do YOU concentrate/focus?

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How do YOU concentrate/focus?

Postby itachiuchiha » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:23 pm

It is dangerous, but sometimes I zone out during short LR stimulus and don't even get me started on reading comp, I'll be surprised if i can get passed the first paragraph while understanding it. I find myself having to reread and reread, I rarely ever go through a LR stimulus once and this is becoming a big problem. No, I do not know if i have ADHD or anything of that sort because i've never been tested for it.

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Re: How do YOU concentrate/focus?

Postby wtrc » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:28 pm

I had/have similar issues with concentration. I don't have ADD or take any medicines.

What I do-

1) Notate RC. You should not be reading and re-reading, you should be reading and underlining. It helps if you need to re-read the paragraph, helps you stay focused. Sometimes I will even write out a sentence next to a paragraph to summarize.

2) Personalize LR arguments. Don't think in the abstract but rather pretend like you are making the argument. Helps as well.

3) Eat healthy. Cut out excess sugar. Take brain food (walnuts, almonds, acai supplements).

4) Get into a normal sleep schedule. No more going to sleep at 4 and wake up at 930.

5) Exercise!!!

6) Take PT's and study at the same time each day. This helps, once you get into a pattern. Preferably start PT's at 12:30 if you are planning on taking June.

7) There's a thread a few below on this forum about meditation. I don't really meditate much, honestly, but I have heard it works really well in helping with concentration.

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Postby VegasLaw702 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:34 pm

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Re: How do YOU concentrate/focus?

Postby wtrc » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:45 pm

VegasLaw702 wrote:
wtrcoins3 wrote:
1) Notate RC. You should not be reading and re-reading, you should be reading and underlining.


I tend to do this on PTs, but always wondered if we are allowed to do this on test day? Or do we have to use the scratch paper?


There is no scratch paper...

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Postby VegasLaw702 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:24 pm

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Re: How do YOU concentrate/focus?

Postby Pneumonia » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:44 pm

VegasLaw702 wrote:Isn't there a blank section in the answer packet that can be used for scratch? That says "Scratch Paper - Do not write your essay in this space"?


I believe that is for people to outline their essay topics. Regardless, you're not allowed to have your test open to any section other than the section being tested at the time (no going forward or back), and you aren't allowed scratch paper as was mentioned. The only scratch space you'll have is on the test itself, on the margins of the passage for RC.

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Re: How do YOU concentrate/focus?

Postby LSAT Blog » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:52 pm

wtrcoins3 wrote:3) Eat healthy. Cut out excess sugar. Take brain food (walnuts, almonds, acai supplements).

4) Get into a normal sleep schedule. No more going to sleep at 4 and wake up at 930.

5) Exercise!!!



Diet, sleep, and exercise are overlooked far too often. In order for your mind to be in top form, your body must be, too.


wtrcoins3 wrote:7) There's a thread a few below on this forum about meditation. I don't really meditate much, honestly, but I have heard it works really well in helping with concentration.


Link to thread: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=207433

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Re: How do YOU concentrate/focus?

Postby Dr. Dre » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:30 pm

try not to masturbate as that alone will be a huge distraction

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Re: How do YOU concentrate/focus?

Postby Malakai » Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:23 am

VegasLaw702 wrote:
wtrcoins3 wrote:
1) Notate RC. You should not be reading and re-reading, you should be reading and underlining.


I tend to do this on PTs, but always wondered if we are allowed to do this on test day? Or do we have to use the scratch paper?


You are permitted to write on the exams, so yes you can notate RC passages come test day (unless there's some bizarre format change where they give out the passages on .1 margins lol)

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Re: How do YOU concentrate/focus?

Postby Malakai » Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:57 am

Dr. Dre wrote:try not to masturbate as that alone will be a huge distraction


On the contrary, doing so "before hand" could also prevent future distractions as well haha

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Re: How do YOU concentrate/focus?

Postby Malakai » Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:00 am

Another great way to focus or concentrate would be studying in a place where attractive/legal age people of the opposite sex or whichever gender you prefer are almost or completely nonexistent (ie: the dump, Home Depot, your local junior high school cafeteria, etc).
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Re: How do YOU concentrate/focus?

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:04 am

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