Name: Mark Chow Age: 18 Top Tunes: A bit of everything I think there are too many sources of information, such as the internet, television, newspapers, magazines, radio and mobile phones. All these distract me from my work. The working environment is important. When I'm studying at home, I'm being constantly disturbed by the sound of the TV and noise from neighbours and the street. It's really annoying. Name: Anthony Leung Age: 15 Top Tunes: Pop My friends and classmates often call and ask me to go out. I never reject them, even when I have to study. I often take calls from friends when I'm doing homework or studying. I chat and forget about my work. Very often I talk on the phone until late at night and don't have time to complete my work. I never switch off my mobile as I don't want to be cut off from my friends. Name: Davy Yu Age: 16 Top Tunes: Rock At school, I'm easily affected by my classmates. If they don't study, I can't concentrate either. At home, television is a major distraction. I usually study in the school open area with my classmates. When exams are approaching, I go to a public library and study in the study room. Name: Michelle Tan Age: 14 Top Tunes: Pop If I want to concentrate on my work, I stay home alone. I can't study at school as it's too noisy, and I can't concentrate if my classmates are around. I don't need absolute silence, but a quiet and comfortable environment is essential. I switch off all sound-emitting appliances so it's quiet. I focus better when I'm alone. Name: Yat Wong Age: 15 Top Tunes: Canto-pop The TV and computer. I switch on the TV and my computer when I'm at home. I'm easily tempted by TV shows and MSN. I often end up watching TV or surfing the Net instead of studying. I struggle to switch off these gadgets, even when I know I should be working.