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Attention is a term we use in daily life that can refer to a number of things, from following instructions to the ability to focus on required information. The concepts of ‘concentration’, ���focus’ and ‘attention span’ may seem like synonyms, however they have different meanings. If you want to learn more about this important topic, at The Tutoring Center in Salem, we invite you to read the following post.


We are surrounded by stimuli at every moment, however it’s difficult to remember everything a few seconds after it has occurred. Concentration allows us to prioritize relevant inputs while ignoring distracting ones. 


We can only focus on a very small percentage of the information that our senses perceive at any given time. In the words of William James, “[focus] implies withdrawal from some things in order to deal effectively with others, and is a condition which has a real opposite in the confused, dazed, scatterbrain state…”. 

Attention Span

Becoming selective to the stimuli to which you would like to attend is very important, however our attention span is limited and eventually we will get distracted. Our ability to sustain attention to a task varies according to age, motivation and the difficulty of the activity.  

These are just some key aspects of these concepts, that will help you understand more about them. Remember that the winter break is almost over and it’s the perfect chance for your children to start the new year with solid study habits, so be sure to read this previous post containing useful study tips to start school the right way.

If your children are struggling in school, The Tutoring Center can help! Our highly qualified tutors follow our unique programs to provide our students with the tools and abilities they need for a successful school year. Think about us next time you are looking for tutoring in Salem. 

For further information about our programs, please visit our website or call (971) 600-3288.


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