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Any suggestions for staying on task?

I love my major and my classes but I often have a hard time getting work done
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Thank you comment icon Thanks everyone who left tips! In the time since I wrote this I got diagnosed with adhd! so therapy and medication have absolutely changed my life but all your tips are great now that the main issue is figured out ❤️ Paige
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Nicole’s Answer

Make yourself a schedule and stick to it. One of the problems I had when I started college was not making use of the short blocks of time that I had in between classes, work, meals, etc. In college, using those short blocks of time is critical to getting all your work done, especially if you like to pack your schedule full. Have 20 minutes in between classes? Pull out a notebook from a class and start reviewing your notes - It'll keep everything fresh and feel effortless. 40 minutes of free time? Start making an outline for that paper that you haven't started yet. These are some general suggestions that helped me stay on task, but do you have specific questions?
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Subbaiah’s Answer

For staying on task, the main thing you need is “Concentration”.
When you notice that your thoughts are roaming astray, say to yourself “BE HERE NOW” . And try to gently bring your attention to what you are doing.
Take short breaks from a long lecture . In that break, oxygenate and walk around the room for a couple of minutes.
You tend to pay more attention to something that is different . So you can change the topic which you are studying .
Make sure you sit up straight to aid concentration rather than sprawled out positiijn.
You should clear away any distractions.
Avoid usage of mobile while studying which would lead to distractions.
You should always be flexible in your schedule. If you need an extra hour on a subject, continue with it. Increase your power in achieving your goals.
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Simeon’s Answer

Try to break things up into sizable chunks. Study well ahead of time, setting aside at least ten or fifteen minutes a week for important tests. Try not to cram for tests, but if you do, try to take a five minute break at least once an hour. Even just studying five minutes a day can really do the trick if you do it consistently. Make study friends that will help you stay on track, clarify confusing points, and can quiz you. Try out the Quizlet app for some amazing free resources; they often already have flashcards for the course you're studying for, easy to use on your phone. Lastly, see about getting a study-work job in the library or the dorm. You can often get permission to study during work if everything is quite during your shift.
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Georgi’s Answer

Find the time in the day that works for you. I am a morning person and can do four hours worth of work in just two from 8 until 10am. It took me years to understand this and beating myself why I am not as productive as others at 9PM.
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