INTP Forum  

Go Back   INTP Forum > Within > School & Work

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 2nd-September-2016, 06:03 AM   #1
Hunter Wulf
Ayy lmao
 
Hunter Wulf's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Nowhere
Posts: 164
macossafari
Default Concentration During School?

School is coming up and I need a few strategys to concentrate..

How well were you guys able to concentrate in classes that were boring to you? What were your strategys to focus on work instead of random shit?
__________________
"Don't take refuge in the false security of consensus"
~Christopher Hitchens
Hunter Wulf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd-September-2016, 06:13 AM   #2
Grayman
Me^1
 
Grayman's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: US of A
Posts: 3,865
windows_xp_2003safari
Default Re: Concentration During School?

I usually kept a book in my lap to read.
__________________
My body is just a battery for robots.
Grayman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd-September-2016, 06:18 AM   #3
Hunter Wulf
Ayy lmao
 
Hunter Wulf's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Nowhere
Posts: 164
macossafari
Default Re: Concentration During School?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Grayman View Post
I usually kept a book in my lap to read.
Hah

Speaking of books and what not I tried putting all of my thoughts during class into a notebook to think about it later.. It didn't work so well if anything it just made the problem worse
__________________
"Don't take refuge in the false security of consensus"
~Christopher Hitchens
Hunter Wulf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd-September-2016, 06:46 AM   #4
Lagomorph
GPS: "Repopulating"
 
Lagomorph's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Down the hole with Alice
Posts: 319
linuxfedorafirefox
Default Re: Concentration During School?

For learning boring stuff:

Step 1: Identify your actual interests.
Step 2: Actively figure out ways to apply whatever boring things you're learning to your actual interests, and vice versa.
Step 3: If you're unable to do so, you're not being creative enough.

Initially this process might lead you on tangents of distraction, because it takes time to apply things in this way, and before you know the teacher's talking about something else. So maybe initially you should go over everything again on your own using applied thinking until you get used to it. But stick with it and it'll become fairly automatic, and you'll have developed Ne greatly.

For doing boring work: I don't know, but I'll bet it's easier once you know the boring stuff. It really depends on the work. Sometimes you can redefine a task or even a field according to your interests once you're able to relate the content. For the other stuff, just try to get it done as fast as possible so you can focus on cooler things.
__________________
"It keeps going and going and going..."
Lagomorph is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd-September-2016, 10:26 AM   #5
Happy
ENTP
 
Happy's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Sydney
Posts: 832
macossafari
Default Re: Concentration During School?

Formulate and ask questions. Then you can share your tangents with everyone

Oh and if you're asking questions all the time, you kind of naturally stay interested and attentive
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheManBeyond View Post
bro if u don't risk at life u will become a boring piece of nothing
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheManBeyond View Post
u never know if u fuck a lot
without shield
like a true warrior
Happy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd-September-2016, 02:21 PM   #6
Tannhauser
angry insecure male
 
Tannhauser's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 1,470
linuxubuntufirefox
Default Re: Concentration During School?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Happy View Post
Formulate and ask questions. Then you can share your tangents with everyone

Oh and if you're asking questions all the time, you kind of naturally stay interested and attentive
+1

"How to focus on stuff that is boring" is like "how to breathe underwater". You have to make it non-boring somehow, either by changing your mindset or changing the way you interact with it.
Tannhauser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd-September-2016, 02:28 PM   #7
Architect
Professional INTP
 
Architect's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 6,578
windows_98_nt_2000firefox
Default Re: Concentration During School?

Do something else that's equivalent, like read the textbook. I learn from condensed textbooks personally, lectures are too slow, idiosyncratic and incomplete for me. Bonus is that you can listen with half an ear and catch anything actually is useful, like "This will be on the test ..."
__________________
Spoiler:
Quote:
Originally Posted by skip
I don't see emotions as something that need to be controlled, they're just information.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Starjots
Because I think the Singularity is much more interesting than the Rapture.
Quote:
Originally Posted by NinjaSurfer
I don't really care to act against my nature anymore.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jennywocky
Discovery channel is like introductory porn for INTPs.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marvin Minsky
I probably wouldn't go skydiving anyhow because my time is too valuable.
Quote:
Originally Posted by 8151147
Coding is fun, how the hell you can live without it?
Quote:
Originally Posted by E404
Sometimes the hardest part is knowing what I actually want and allowing myself to want it...
Architect is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd-September-2016, 05:15 AM   #8
Hunter Wulf
Ayy lmao
 
Hunter Wulf's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Nowhere
Posts: 164
macossafari
Default Re: Concentration During School?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Happy View Post
Formulate and ask questions. Then you can share your tangents with everyone

Oh and if you're asking questions all the time, you kind of naturally stay interested and attentive
Thank you, I will have to try this out.
__________________
"Don't take refuge in the false security of consensus"
~Christopher Hitchens
Hunter Wulf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd-September-2016, 05:37 AM   #9
Happy
ENTP
 
Happy's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Sydney
Posts: 832
macossafari
Default Re: Concentration During School?

No worries m8. Enjoy
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheManBeyond View Post
bro if u don't risk at life u will become a boring piece of nothing
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheManBeyond View Post
u never know if u fuck a lot
without shield
like a true warrior
Happy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd-September-2016, 07:13 PM   #10
TAC
Observer of Stuffs
 
TAC's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 67
macossafari
Default Re: Concentration During School?

I was never a great student, but managed well. I finished college with a dual major in physics and finance and finished out with a 3.2 (not great, but considering my lack of application in the majority of classes I can't complain).
For lectures, I would normally shut off my brain and write everything that seems applicable (tests always asked for the most frivolous answers which I never wrote down). I found that if I'd write it down, I would grasp whatever applicable knowledge could be applied to the material automatically. Although it isn't always instant, more like a revelation where all the info falls into place.
Never good at studying for non quantitative exams so I relied on on note taking method above. If I skimmed through my notes and was unfamiliar with something I had wrote, I'd follow up with some quick research of that topic. Usually online because I hose not to buy/rent many textbooks (seemed like a waste for history 101 and random business courses that were required i.e. Marketing and management).
Also I tried to work on all my courses at the same time jumping between subjects. I think this may have helped because we are known for handling massive amounts of arbitrary information. The more we take on a better understanding we get as we jump around and connect the dots.
If you are in high school, just zone out and make your teachers mad when you ace tests, but never turn in assignments or show your work in math class. Those were the days. Also, don't cross reference data on a research paper and create new data that isn't from any of your sources. Made that mistake and had to explain it wasn't plagiarism, but in fact, actual research. Almost got expelled from that.
Hope this helps
TAC is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 05:59 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Template-Modifications by TMS
no new posts