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Darceyab2001
Motivation to study

I've been doing my best to study at least an hour or two everyday but it seems like most days i'm too tired after school that i don't have the energy to do it or when I do study nothing sticks in my head after a day or two, any advice for motvivation and also how to keep information fresh in your head without spending a month on the same few topics?


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Caoimhe154
im having the EXACT same problem! took the words right out of my mouth, im exhausted after school and only finish my homework and then go to bed and when i do try study i dont remember it five minutes later!!
Starry night
you could try waking up a little earlier and doing it in the morning
Darceyab2001
I was thinking of waking up earlier but I don't know how to do it, idk whether to just start from getting up an hour or two earlier right away or start by getting up earlier in ten minute segments
Darceyab2001
I'm also struggling with knowing how much in each subject I should do a night? Like one topic from a larger chapter from each? or a whole chapter?
winterhs410
So basically i use this app called FlowTimer which allows you to study in 25 minute segments with a 5 minute break. I also have a whiteboard to use while im studying stuff like diagrams and definitions. So when im studying definitions i write out the full definition, read it over while trying to understand it, rub out the key words abd try to write them back in. As far as motivaton and energy goes, you just have to really want to do it. As soon as i changed my mindset from studying being a chore to it being a valuable way to obtain information it just kicked in. Buy a notebook, make a short term goal e.g. to get a H1 in your next exam or even to go up a grade from your last, achieve that goal and do it again. I have loads more info on motivation and studytips so just text me anytime on snapchat bernie_10102 if you need any more help:heartbeat::heartbeat: . Good luck!
Najmaelbahja
sometimes the issue isn't the lack of motivation, sometimes the issue is your body. I had the same problem throughout second and third year but I rectified it by taking daily iron supplements and taking a berocca boost in the mornings whenever I feel too tired to function.
IrishJuniorCert
Studying 25 minutes and then taking a 5 minute break sounds even less productive. Just grind a session. Don't worry about time spent at it. Pick a topic to revise, drink a coffee and spend all the time you need to on it. I'm usually pretty motivated doing it BEFORE my homework. Usually leave your worst subject to last for homework, that way, if you're like me, you're happy to do everything else as you're procrastinating the final topic.
DrLine
DrLine
I don't necessary think that time is a good indicator of good study, it's the method that counts. I use active recall and spaced repitition as my study method over about one hour to two. Active recall is basically a test before the actual study that measures how well you remember the topic so you could focus on the parts you don't remember. Past exam questions are perfect for this method. Spaced repitition is where you space your sessions proportional to your performance. Let's say if you're struggling on Algebra 3 and you do the study one day, you then recall that topic the next day then 2 days after etc, this will then build up your knowledge of Algebra 3 into your long term memory and therefore, reduce your time on study and more efficiency. These methods have personally helped me improve my grades at less time used studying.
Bdarcy99
Bdarcy99
try to go to a study skill workshop. and find out how you learn best visually ,audio, writing it out. practise practise makes perefect dont give up. follow studygrams on instragram. everyone struggles find support with study find a reason why eg a course work towards a goal. break down the big goal to smaller achieveable goals
winterhs410
IrishJuniorCert studying 25 mins and taking a 5 min break is also know as The Pomodoro Technique which has been proven to be one of the most effective methods for retaining information and not losinh focus but sure if it doesnt work for you you, dont have to do it. I simply made a suggestion referring to what i do to study. Very productive if uou ask me. “Grinding” a sesh every night for 9 months straight sounds quite unrealistic and may lead to burn out in the future. :)
Mykon
Mykon
I can't speak for everyone but what i do know is that you have to want to achive... picture your self there doing what ever it is you wanna do in the future. Studying for me becomes quite easy as i dont wanna break that "reality" because im being lazy. Alot of expressos (tho irish people aren't really into expressos) and try changing up your study method everyone once in a while... do some questions, read some notes, watch videos e.t.c To try not forget about X Y Z try thing about those things in everyday scenarious. I'll give you an exemple i was just studying chapter 18,19,20 on biology (fungy). Next day i went downstairs for something and saw some mold on the chese... imidiatly started saying the properties of "Rhizopus". You may also wanna try tell ur friends and famaly about "intresting" things ur lerning. You might lose some social "points" over this but its worth it if u get what u want
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