Focus is different for everyone. Many think it is tunnel vision or a myoptic stare. I prefer the term, attention.
As a former teacher, I observed the students who did their work with commitment and ease while others struggled. Unanimously, the difference was the ability to read well.
1. Sharpen reading skills by reading for pleasure at least once a day. Engage with what you're reading, circle words to look up and make notes in the margin (sticky notes work well.)
2. Be curious about the topic. Sometimes we're just tired and mistake that for boredom.
3. Schedule your homework times. Have a separate calendar and mark your classes one week in advance. If you have advanced notice on due dates, chunk down the assignments—maybe it's 10 pages a day rather than 150 the night before an exam!
4. Be grateful you have access to an education, good or bad. We can learn even from the weirdest or worst people how not to be.
5. Remember, you are creating a memory and before you know it, you'll be 35 and this will look like a cake walk. It's called perspective.
I'd love to hear back from others. Thanks.