Many students are easily distracted when they study,which is normal,but we can improve our concentration.The author gives us some suggestions on how to concentrate when we study.
“I can’t concentrate.”“My mind wanders when I try to study.”Lack of concentration is one of the most common complaints heard at school.
We all have the ability to concentrate.Think of the times when you were attracted to a super novel or the times when you were playing your guitar or piano.But at other times your mind races from one thing to another.Here are some tips.
Rest from time to time.Remember to take short breaks.Lectures are usually 50 minutes long,and that’s about the length of time most people can direct their attention to one task.But that’s just an average.Your concentration time might be shorter(20-35 minutes)or longer(perhaps 90 minutes).When you take a break,you get more oxygen to your brain!When we sit for long periods,blood tends to be pooled in our lower body and legs.Get up and walk around the room for a couple of minutes.As a result,more oxygen is carried to the brain and you can concentrate better.
If you study one subject for a long time,you may find it hard to concentrate.Many students improve their concentration by changing one subject to another every one to two hours.In this way you can pay more attention to something that’s different.
Reward yourself.Give yourself a reward when you’ve completed a task.The task might be small,such as staying with a difficult paper until you’ve finished.But giving yourself a reward can help you be more interested in doing other tasks.
Increase your activity level.Your concentration wanders more easily if you just read an article straight through.Instead,take the heading for each part and turn it into a question.For this part,that would be,“How can I increase my activity level while studying?”Then study that part to answer that question.Do this routinely.The questions give us a focus for each part and increase our involvement(参与).
1、The writer wrote the passage to______.
A.encourage us to try to concentrate
B.teach us how to concentrate while studying
C.give us the reasons for a lack of concentration
D.list the benefits we can get from concentration
参考解析：根据第一段的句子：But at other times your mind races from one thing to another.Here are some tips.可知这篇文章是告诉我们在学习的时候怎么集中注意力。
2、According to the second paragraph,which of the following is not easy to concentrate on.
B.Play the piano
C.Play the guitar
3、According to Paragraph 3,what’s the purpose of walking around?
A.To help us stay fit.
B.To benefit our lower body.
C.To provide the brain with more oxygen.
D.To increase our concentration time to 90 minutes.
参考解析：根据第三段的句子：Get up and walk around the room for a couple of minutes.As a result,more oxygen is carried to the brain and you can concentrate better.可知四处走动的目的是提供大脑更多的氧气。
4、What’s the best title for Paragraph 4?
A.Study for one hour each time.
B.Do something difficult.
C.Study in different ways.
参考解析：根据第四段的句子：If you study one subject for a long time,you may find it hard to concentrate.Many students improve their concentration by changing one subject to another every one to two hours.可知这段讲的是改变科目。
5、In the last paragraph,the writer suggests that______.
A.we just read the heading of some articles
B.we do our best to read an article straight through
C.we ask ourselves questions about what we are reading
D.we ask other people questions about the article we are reading
参考解析：根据最后一段的句子：Instead,take the heading for each part and turn it into a question.可知作者建议我们就自己阅读的东西问自己一些问题。