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    Basically, as most of you know GCSE have begun! My first exam is business studies on Monday (Cambridge iGCSE) and I'm not being willing to revise. I don't even know why. This whole year I've been a strong A grade so my aim is an A* but I'm just not working. I wake up at 4 am (when I revise best), but now I just sit here and go on snapchat and stuff). I know there're two days left but I just cannot get into the mindset to revise?
    Any tips on how to motivate myself? Or force my self to revise?
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    (Original post by minion_cute2006)
    Basically, as most of you know GCSE have begun! My first exam is business studies on Monday (Cambridge iGCSE) and I'm not being willing to revise. I don't even know why. This whole year I've been a strong A grade so my aim is an A* but I'm just not working. I wake up at 4 am (when I revise best), but now I just sit here and go on snapchat and stuff). I know there're two days left but I just cannot get into the mindset to revise?
    Any tips on how to motivate myself? Or force my self to revise?
    This is exactly the same as me, but I am going to force myself to revise by imagining what will happen when I open my results envelope in August if I don't revise now. Good luck with your revision and exams I hope everything goes well for you.
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    Your situation is common. There is nothing wrong with you.

    You need to be tough with yourself -exam season is a relatively small period of time, with potentially big consequences- but not too tough.

    I find the 'pomodoro technique' works for me. You revise for periods of around 25 minutes -some prefer a bit more than that- then have a break of 3-5 minutes in which to stretch your legs, grab a drink whatever, then back for another pomodoro. After a set of 4 you have a longer break- say. 20-30 minutes. I manage between 8-12 pomodoros per day. That may not sound a lot, but it's quality time.

    This works for me because the structure protects me from the extremes of doing too much (then burning out and doing nothing), or too little. It's a sustainable 'middle ground'. The sense of progressive achievement as I tick off the pomodoros done energises me to continue, and a break is always near at hand.

    Try it and see.
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    Thank you! I can't really do the smaller timed thing because I just extend my breaks for too long. I will however do so but for longer periods of time - every hour. This may help.
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    You are very welcome. I know what you mean about extending the breaks. This very minute I've exceeded the 5 minutes I gave myself to log on TSR and browse!
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