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Concentration

23

Dec'16

Four Cognitive Skills for Successful Learning

The word "cognition" is defined as "the act or process of knowing". Cognitive skills therefore refer to those skills that make it possible for us to know. Research has shown that cognitive skills are a determining factor of an individual’s learning ability...

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24

Oct'16

Susan on School Stuff: ‘I Find it Difficult to Study for Exams’

My mom suggested I write to you. We live in East London. I am in Grade 10 and every time we write exams I find it very difficult. There’s even a lump in my stomach because of all the stress. I find it difficult to start studying and because of that I always seem to have too little time. My marks are not good...

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11

Dec'15

Helping Your Child Conquer Concentration Difficulties

Concentration is the ability to focus the attention on one single thought or subject, excluding everything else from the field of awareness. It is one of the most important abilities one should possess, as nothing great can be achieved without it...

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11

Sep'15

Divided Attention: What It Is and How to Improve It

Divided attention is a higher-level skill where you have to perform two (or more) tasks at the same time, and attention is required for the performance of both (or all) the tasks. Examples include driving a car while carrying on a conversation with a passenger, or eating dinner while watching the news.

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11

Sep'15

Three Key Aspects of Attention and Concentration

Lack of attention is often linked to poor memory. Parents may think their child has an attention problem, but the root cause is often a memory problem. Working memory is the cognitive system responsible for the temporary storage and manipulation of information...

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10

Aug'15

Cognitive Skills Determine Learning Ability

Research has shown that cognitive skills are a determining factor of an individual's learning ability. Cognitive skills are mental skills that are used in the process of acquiring knowledge; according to Oxfordlearning.com the skills that "separate the good learners from the so-so learners."

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24

May'15

When Concentration Is a Problem at School

As the mid-year exams loom, children will write tests to measure how much they remember what they have learnt. Being able to concentrate in class is a critical step in the learning process and is fundamental for success at school. When a child struggles to concentrate...

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18

May'15

Radio Interview: Overcoming Concentration Problems

Susan du Plessis, Director of Educational Programmes at Edublox gives advice on how learners can overcome concentration problems in their studies and also talks about the three kinds of attention problems experienced by learners.

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12

May'15

Understanding Your Child’s Concentration Problems

As the mid-year exams loom, children will write tests to measure how much they remember what they have learned. Being able to concentrate in class is a critical step in the learning process and is fundamental for success at school.

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10

May'15

Radio Interview: Understanding Your Child’s Concentration Problems

When it comes to lack of concentration in the classroom, there are various options available to help learners to focus their attention better. The difficulty however, is knowing which one will really help your child.

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