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Keep them ‘on task’

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An expert on study habits offers the P-Q-R-S-T method you can use to help your employees concentrate on a task.

Start by acting as though you’ve got a box of parts from an office supply store to assemble. The right way to go about it is methodically, not intuitively.

“P” is for parts; look them over.

“Q” is for questions; find a toll-free number or web site where you can get answers.

“R” is to read the instructions at least three times.

“S” is to state the concept or task at hand.

“T” requires you to test yourself and take charge.

-- Adapted from “Study Habits that Increase Student Achievement,” Rosalind LaRocque, American Federation of Teachers.

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