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    I go through a cycle during the long breaks before exams. (Christmas/easter)

    I tell my self at the start of the holiday that I'm going to do so and so revision per day, but when it comes to it, I hardly end up doing it, wasting my time.

    Its easter holidays now. Today is the first day off school, and I've spent it unproductively, doing less than 30 minutes revision.

    I have my AS module exams in May/June including 1 resit biology Mod 1. (Total 5 exams)

    I just lack motivation and concentration. When I start reading a textbook, 5 minutes into it, I can feel myself straying off and not paying attention.

    I end up not doing anything productive and absorbing anything.

    I find revision too boring, so maybe my methods aren't working?

    What can I do to increase my motivation and concentration to study well?

    Any special techniques?

    I'm finding this more and more recently with myself, and the only answer I've found is to put myself in a place where there is nothing else I can do but revise. I go to the library and sit there, and that way the only thing possible for me to do is to do work. I've got friends who go to coffee shops and do the same ... but if I went to those I think I'd procrastinate by constantly buying cakes or something

    Another way to do it is to still revise at home, but physically remove every single thing that could distract you or provide you with an opportunity to do something unproductive other than revision.

    Like I say though, I know what you mean about not absorbing anything lately. I think it comes down to willpower. We all just have to keep reminding ourselves of what we're aiming for and how much better we'll feel in the exams and on results day if we know that we physically couldn't have done any more to save our grades.

    Just think about what you want to achieve, how fortunate you are to be recieving an education. Look at the benefits of going.over what you learn Good luck!

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    Thanks for the replies.

    Anyone else?

    I got Dad to block facebook last year, which really helped! You will probably need the internet to access past papers, but I would suggest blocking all procrastination sites, and printing off a tonne of past papers at the beginning of the holidays (with markschemes) and not turning the computer on again until they are complete. I find that a revision timetable really helps too


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