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I really need to get down to some revision but when it comes down to it I don't want to do it, please can I have some help motivating me and fun ways to revise. Thanks
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I really need to get down to some revision but when it comes down to it I don't want to do it, please can I have some help motivating me and fun ways to revise. Thanks
Why is it you don't want to do it?

If its because something more enjoyable is distracting you, remove the stimulus immediately. Phone? Lock it and change the pin. Laptop? Shut it down and hide it under your bed. TV?
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Who the **** watches TV these days
I don't believe in rewarded revision, the idea of doing like 1 hour of revision, then a 20 minute break as your incentive. Either you're gonna get carried away with your incentive, or you're gonna keep thinking about that incentive while revising.
Powerhouse your way through your notes and textbook, attack those exercises and exam questions. Only when your brain is fried do you get your incentive. That's because the remaining energy in your brain can be wasted on some useless recreational thing, rather than wasting your fresh mind and energy on it.

If it's because you find your subjects really boring, then why the **** did you decide to study them in the first place?
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And if you really can't answer that question, then ****ing STOP learning it and do what you really want to do, or at least think about what you want to do.
Remind yourself why you're learning, why you're doing this revision. "I want these three As (or A* you ambitious *******)." "I want to get into University of ___" or "I actually really like learning about this subject".

Also, perhaps its the way you're revising.. If your revision consists of staring at the textbook and nodding your head, you're not going to learn. You're just reading the worlds most boring novel.
Make notes that you understand. Don't transcribe the textbook and copy it word for word. Instead read it, reread it, put in a form you understand and then write it down. Visuals and diagrams also help
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What I do is read a paragraph twice. Then I put only the very very basic points and words into a Memo on my phone. Then at the end of the chapter, I'll make the notes by using only what I typed on my phone. Because the Memo only consists of basic points, I'm forcing myself to remember the actual content.
Finally, you're just gonna have to muster up the motivation to do it yourself. I've stuck a piece of paper with three grades on my wall to remind myself that that's what I'm predicted and I want to achieve that. You're gonna have to realise that this is damn important, so face facts and ****ing get to grips with it.
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"Never aspire to the average or the mediocre, let the greatness inside of you take over"
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