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Control of the Environment

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Terra Mullings
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

I enjoyed this site because most web sites that discuss concentration all say the same things. This was one of the only web sites that had original information. I found it to be refreshing.

I especially liked the idea of having a study totem. I would recommend this site to anyone complaining about their ability to concentrate.

Control Study Environment Review
Melissa Williams
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

The website, "Control of Study Environment" was one that interested me. I am one to have a hard time studying because of my environment. With 2 kids, husband, working fulltime and online school fulltime, making the most of my studying time is important. The site had a drop down menu with 9 helpful tips to read about. The tips were: Choosing a study environment, setting study goals, strengthen concentration with a ritual, Don't force concentration, concentration slipping, make studying a habit, finish other business before studying, reminder pad, and relaxing.

I find these tips very helpful and the information provided can definitely be used everyday during my time blocks for studying, especially the tip on don't force concentration...it says if your mind wanders, stand up and face away from your book. Usually I force myself through it and it makes studying something I don't look forward to.

Control study enviornment.
Michael pace, College Sophomore
Chemeketa Community College, Oregon

I liked this website, because it makes a valid point about distractions and your success measured in your environment and creating positive experiences associated with that. Also very simple interface that sorts questions by topic.

Concentration Site Review
Gabrielle Ralls, College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

This website had some really good information on controlling your environment, which is very important to consider when it comes to being able to effectively concentrate.

I really enjoyed the section that mentioned strengthening concentration with a ritual. It's something I've never considered. Having some sort of ritual or signal to notify people I am studying is a great way to remind myself that I am in "work mode" almost in the same way that putting on a uniform for work does. I will definitely refer back to this site in the future.

Tools for Controlling My Environment
Jennifer Peters, College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

This page has shown me that there are many factors that contribute to setting up a stable work/ study environment.It has also made me aware of the many varying distractions that may hinder my concentration, such as cluttered work space and too busy a location. I feel that using the tool provided on this page I will be able to set up a more efficient study area for myself and my family.


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