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learning concentration problem

 
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I don't know if anybody has similar problem as I am having -- When I work on or trouble shoot a particular problem, I actually can concentrate well and sometimes an hour could just pass easily and I didn't notice.  But when I sit down to learn something like new a tutorial, I realize I just can't concentrate well and easily gets impatient, even though the tutorial is actually pretty nice created with good stuff that I want to learn.   Does anybody have similar problem and want to share how to improve ?
 
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I have it worse than you; I never seem to find any good tutorials, so there is even less to keep my mind on what I am supposed to be doing.
 
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as i get older, i find it harder and harder to stay focused.  My mind tends to drift rath....hmmm....my dog is barking. better go see what she wants.
 
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Try the Pomodoro Technique, it might help.
 
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what Fred said...
 
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The thing about tutorials it that you're not just supposed to read them, you're supposed to re-enact them. The old learning-by-doing, which has been bolstered by recent observations that muscle actions combine to enhance learning.

And it is definitely a good idea to digest stuff like that in manageable chunks.

http://ircamera.as.arizona.edu/NatSci102/NatSci102/images/brain_full.gif
 
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