Lack of concentration is a torment for most students. The challenge of concentrating can be even greater when preparing for entrance exams as it is a medium/long-term project that, therefore, requires a lot of discipline. Here are some useful tips that will help you organize your studies: 1. Disconnect Of course, as has been suggested, you should use technology to your advantage. This also includes knowing how to manage the time you spend on the internet solely for the purpose of entertainment. Stay away from social media when you need to study and don’t spend a whole day just watching your friends’ updates. 2. Understand Your Needs Every student is different, so you must understand what contributes to your concentration. Take some tests during your study period. After each video lesson, do the exercises and test your knowledge, write down the results and assess your real needs before starting to plan. 3. Assess Your Preferences Every detail should be considered to help you create the perfect environment. Find out whether or not you are vulnerable to noise, if you work better with music, if you can stay focused for long periods or if you need to take short breaks and then return to work. 4. Identify space and take care of it Search your home (or school) for a place that meets the preferences you have already identified and take care of it. People need to know that this is your place of study and that you are not to be interrupted while you are there. Of course, if your choice is the college, you must take some care, since the space is shared between all students. 5. Make sure the area is comfortable Comfort is essential for you to feel motivated to study, so it’s a good idea to reorganize the environment so that it becomes more appropriate for your studies. Choose tables and chairs that do not harm your posture and store all the necessary items in this place to ensure that your study is not interrupted, such as water bottles, energy foods, and, of course, study materials such as pencils, paper, dictionaries, etc. 6. Establish Study Rules Avoid unnecessary interruptions and conflicts with friends and family by establishing simple rules such as when and how you will study. If you know you’re more effective in taking breaks, explain this to those around you, make it clear that you’re not just stalling. 7. Streamline the study Finally, one of the main villains of concentration, not only in the study, is monotony. Have you ever noticed how a slurred conversation, in which the person always speaks in the same tone of voice, without gesturing, makes us immediately start thinking about other things? The same goes for the study. It is more likely for sleep to result from reading notes or books, or at least for thoughts to become uncontrollable. 8. Don’t just read: write! It is important to study writing, not just reading. Those who only read lose concentration. Whoever writes can understand the subject and keep it in mind. 9. How to know what is worth putting on paper Make summaries, notes, and outlines of the matter. But no copying the entire contents of the books. To find out what’s worth writing about, pretend you’re preparing a cheat sheet for a test. As there is little space and time to consult it, it is necessary to be concise, but at the same time address the main points. It’s precisely what you need when studying. 10. Make time for yourself Even if you should dedicate yourself to your studies, that doesn’t mean you won’t have more free time to think about your well-being. So be sure to set aside periods of the day just to relax doing activities that you enjoy.