It wasn't as bad as I had expected and I actually barely studied. I only really crammed the day before and I"m pretty confident of at least a 4. Did anyone get the short answer FRQ that asked to identify the artist of a self-portrait? I put rembrandt, and I'm dying to know!!!
The pomodoro method seemed EXTREMELY interesting to me when I saw it earlier this year, but sadly it did not work for me. Here's what I have done this year as a high school junior which has worked out pretty well for me:
So currently I am taking AP Chemistry, APUSH, and AP English III. These three are the real time consumers. I'm taking other honors classes of course but really...these are the "hard" ones. For AP Chemistry, I have an extremely laid back teacher who doesn't even make us do anything at all in class except participate in lectures and come into class knowing what's up. Now, here's what I do: I read the chapter and take the notes myself. That's it. I know it seems like a really dumb answer, but so many kids just read the chapter without taking notes, which I think is insane! I just write in my agenda, take notes from chapter 5 section 1 to section 4. and then I do it. I do the same for APUSH except I use vocab cards.
Now, I know this wasn't exactly the answer you were looking for. Concentration was your main issue which I completely understand. But I think I speak for most people when I say that IT GETS EASIER WITH PRACTICE. To study, I just stay at home in my room and if my family is too loud then I'll go to my library. Now granted, I actually love my library because the wifi is incredible and the computers are cool, but I still prefer my home because quite frankly, I don't have to put pants on.
So to "study", I would honestly suggest creating your own notes and relearning the stuff instead of "looking over" what the teacher gave you. And just to throw this out there (especially for classes like WHAP), I would search online for practice quizzes on your chapter to help you study, but only after actually learning the material. I find that the best way to actually make the most out of practice quizzes.