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I'm doing gcse's and in the Easter holidays I did loads of revision everyday, making mind maps, revision cards ect. But now it seems that I have no motivation, I'll do a few practise papers get the grade I want and then have a nap. I don't find gcses that easy, personally they're suitable considering year 9's are now taking them.
I just need tips on how to get motivated, or even if this is normal and if it'll pass
I personally was the opposite - kept delaying most of my revision until study leave, then found that there wasn't as much time left as I thought and ended up spending most of the exam period stressed and unfortunately, very hormonal.
I think it's completely normal; your teachers - and mine - will probably protest at this, but I happen think unlike AS/ A Levels (be warned) it is possibly to sort of go with the flow and still come out with repectable grades. It depends what you're aiming for, really, although some groundwork does need to be made - which it looks you have - well done for making all you revision stimulus.
I assume you're currently on study leave and spending your time at home - nothing motivates you more than still going to school and working there, distraction free. I find that having that quiet classroom gives me a far more productive working environent than if I stayed at home, surrounded by food and the internet, although it was pretty lonely. Also, you teachers will be there on hand if you need any advice/questions answered.
If you're anything like me, you'll find a sudden burst of motivation the evening/night before your exam as you frantically rush to learn the entire syllabus - a completely normal situation to find yourself in.
General thoughts: one of my subjects was RS, and it amazing how much I had passively absorbed through my teeacher constantly getting me to apply terminology etc. throughtout the year. Also, past papers are important - it's one thing knowing your facts, another thing using them. Good luck
If you're on study leave, you might find the lack of a routine is demotivating, so you could always make a revision schedule and see if that works. GCSE's are a really good time find out how you revise best, also from the sound of it you've done a lot of revision already.
It's perfectly normal. I crammed AS geography from scratch - as in I hadn't even OPENED the book (except to look the at contents page, obviously!) the whole year, and I crammed it into about 16/20 hours of studying. I can't say it worked out great, but just know you're not alone! I'm pretty sure I remember learning pretty much every subject the night before for GCSE's and I came out with a decent set of grades so try not to worry too much!