i find it difficult to sit down and study, or even concentrate in class. pls help me, i have to study for my SAT's
- glurpyLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
First take care of external distractions--people, sounds, things, etc. that might take your attention away from what you are doing.
Then consider 2 things: 1) use a timer to stay focused for a specific amount of time (start with something you know you can handle, even if it's just 15 minutes), taking a small break afterwards and 2) change how you are studying. If all you are doing is reading and trying to remember stuff, it's a horrible way to study. Create diagrams, mind maps http://www.mind-mapping.co.uk/ (there should also be some great books at the library), your own tests, trivia games, etc. Be ACTIVE in your studying, not passive, and you will find it easier to concentrate.