Tip of the Week
Keeping Focus on Reading
Losing focus or not being able to concentrate on the document you are reading is a very common problem in research. Here are some tips to help you get a better focus.
- Stop distractions around you (ex. noise, e-mail, phones, food) or isolate in a quiet place;
- Make sure that the material you are reading is really of interest to you;
- Ask yourself why did the author(s) take the time and energy to write this document;
- As the wise said: "reading without a pencil is daydreaming", have a pencil and a piece of paper ready;
- Mentally picture yourself listening to the story being told to you by the author(s);
- Start reading, keep on reading until you hear the whole story;
- As you read the text, take notes and ask yourself questions meant to the author(s);
- Vitamin B-Complex, Ginko Biloba, and Ginseng may also help improve your focus over time.