Advice Column: You Need Concentration

By Edita Bardhi
Opinion Editor

How often do you find yourself struggling to make it through the day?

As a human being, you will come across many obstacles in life.

Most of these obstacles will teach you a valuable lesson.

Some will lead you to giving up.

And others will probably weaken your train of thought.

Considerably, the chances of this occurring in college are high.

And of all the things necessary to succeed in college, our concentration is most important.

Now, how do you obtain a good concentration?

That is easy.

In fact, it can be explained in one word.


Take the time out of your schedule to reset your thinking, ease your body and just have fun.

If you find this difficult to do, then remember this.

Everyone wants to do well, however, you will not do well if you are not well yourself.

As stated earlier, you are a human being. Therefore, you have energy to gain, health to care of, sensations to control and more.

How do you expect yourself to earn your degree if you are not stable?

How do you expect to attend work ‘a little bit out of it?’

How do you expect yourself to complete your assignments, run errands, meet with friends, spend time with family and study for graded material without good concentration?

Even more, how would you be able to enjoy the afterlife?


The maneuver would be difficult, if not impossible.

Sometimes, you may have the capability to put a little bit of effort into the task, but not all.

Because of this, I advise you to make sure that you stay concentrated throughout the school year.

Generally, we enter the classroom with the expectation of receiving a new assignment, or turning one in.

Worksheets. Projects. Research. Essays. Exams. News.

These are only some of the main things you encounter during a semester.

Even so, a simple assignment or a few hours of research can kill your concentration.

A good example of this would be of last week. We had midterms to think about.

And I ask you this: how many of you were stable by the time you finished your week?

I am sure all of you were relieved to have the week be a part of the past.

However, that does not mean all your mental stress just disappears.

You have to make it disappear.

Alternatively, you want a good concentration to take the place of the mental stress.

Therefore, you will want to set aside time to relax yourself, whether it may be your body or your brain.

Overall, your college education should be the number one priority as a student, although you are just as important.

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