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What motivates you to start studying?

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    As the title says, what motivates you to start studying?
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    failure and the prospect of a life in minimum wage jobs
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    Imagining my friends getting higher than me. We usually make bets
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    Not wanting to do badly in the exam and have to resit.
    The worry of having something I know crap all about come up in the exam.
    Just generally wanting to do as well as I personally can.
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    My desperation to get into Leeds and not end up at Oxford Brookes.
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    Guilt.
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    The thought of McDonalds
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    Thinking of the place where I would like to live, to get there I have to do well, go to university etc. .
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    (Original post by DanLorenzo)
    The thought of McDonalds
    LOL, what?

    Spending too much time on TSR and feeling guilty about it. And also my desperation to get into Manchester!
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    (Original post by Bollo's Lovechild)
    LOL, what?

    Spending too much time on TSR and feeling guilty about it. And also my desperation to get into Manchester!
    Working there I mean... not the thought of a quarterpounder
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    (Original post by DanLorenzo)
    Working there I mean... not the thought of a quarterpounder
    I was thinking there for a minute
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    (Original post by Tullia)
    My Mother.

    There was an article in the local newspaper the other day where the parents of a child were congratulating them on getting into University, but they had taken a BTEC course and achieved D*D*D*.

    My Mother had no idea what any of this was and was like, "Why on Earth would you praise your child for getting a D?".

    Says to me, "You better not be getting any D's!".

    Motivation enough.
    LOL same here

    A dialogue I had last week after doing a maths past paper:

    Me: Mum! I got 96%!

    Mum: That's not 100% though is it?

    Me: No... But it will be full UMS!

    Mum: I DON'T CARE ABOUT THIS UMS RUBBISH!! YOU NEED TO GO GET FULL MARKS OTHERWISE THIS EDUCTAION WE ARE PROVIDING YOU WITH IS USELESS!!!!

    Me:*okayface*

    :facepalm2:
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    My own ego
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    The soundtrack I play myself every night with a recording of me saying "Would you like fries with that?"
    The picture of the hobo pinned on my computer desk.
    The toilet plunger+ cleaners uniform in my closet.
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    The awesome feeling of attaining a grade that virtually everyone thought you couldn't.
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    (Original post by JustCharley)
    My desperation to get into Leeds and not end up at Oxford Brookes.
    Lol.


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    (Original post by Dandaman9999)
    LOL same here

    A dialogue I had last week after doing a maths past paper:

    Me: Mum! I got 96%!

    Mum: That's not 100% though is it?

    Me: No... But it will be full UMS!

    Mum: I DON'T CARE ABOUT THIS UMS RUBBISH!! YOU NEED TO GO GET FULL MARKS OTHERWISE THIS EDUCTAION WE ARE PROVIDING YOU WITH IS USELESS!!!!

    Me:*okayface*

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    Lol. Asian parents ?


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    The desire to get a good grade and go to a good university.
    When I'm near exams I always make myself revise by setting an amount of things to do each day (not as structured as a revision timetable, though - just "you should probably do some maths or physics or english etc"), and looking at a calendar to see how near my exams are.
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    When I have a sudden thought of failing my exams or realise I don't have a proper understanding of something.
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    The thought of doing better than my friends.

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