Motivation for uni/ Struggling/ Lack of Motivation

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    Im currently studying Bachelors In Computing system, I am on my second year of this degree, and I just went through a lot last semester (Family problems) I really need help finding motivation for uni again, I feel so out of it. I know what my pathway is but, I feel like i have changed a lot. I was a very good student best in class now its complete opposite just wanting the lecture to finish so i can leave. Any tips? Tricks? Would love for anyone to help. Or maybe im just a lazy person.
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    KEY: Think +ve - look at worst possible scenario, and think: "if that worst ensues, will it be the end of the world?" The answer, I bet, is A RESOUNDING "NO!".

    Then, the possibility of that worst actually occurring is quite low, is it not? OK, you are laughing already!

    Secondly, count your blessings - if you saw this programme on telly a few years ago where they send UK students abroad, this demotivated, spoilt guy from UK (you might remember, a boy and girl stayed with a Singh guy in India (with turban), who took the boy to a car factory to boost his morale in his field of interest); when he saw this child in India who was actually blind, saying "I want to be a computer consultant, and I WILL DO IT!", the boy from UK "woke up" and realized that we have it all "like a cake" in the west!!

    Thirdly, specifically for computer science/IT, read and DO (i.e. learn just a couple of things each time (e.g. how to use INDEX function OR ROWS function in Excel OR how to do a SELECT query in sql in Access)(IT) OR in CS (some java code: how to create a 3-D array, let us say) THEN ACTUALLY PRACTISE on a PC/laptop UNTIL IT WORKS! CS can only be learnt by studying AND doing, BOTH not one or other. The great feeling "Yeeeeesss, it worked", that you get when your code works, drives you on and on.

    Fourthly, use what I have termed "positive anti-viscious circle"!! Success leads to happiness leads to further success leads to further happiness leads to success
    again........................... ................................ ................................ ................................ ................................ ................................ ................................ ................................ ................ to eternity!

    BEST OF LUCK, YOUNG MAN! YOU CAN DO IT!
    (MSc Computer Science and Specialist Biology Tutor)
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    (Original post by macpatelgh)
    KEY: Think +ve - look at worst possible scenario, and think: "if that worst ensues, will it be the end of the world?" The answer, I bet, is A RESOUNDING "NO!".

    Then, the possibility of that worst actually occurring is quite low, is it not? OK, you are laughing already!

    Secondly, count your blessings - if you saw this programme on telly a few years ago where they send UK students abroad, this demotivated, spoilt guy from UK (you might remember, a boy and girl stayed with a Singh guy in India (with turban), who took the boy to a car factory to boost his morale in his field of interest); when he saw this child in India who was actually blind, saying "I want to be a computer consultant, and I WILL DO IT!", the boy from UK "woke up" and realized that we have it all "like a cake" in the west!!

    Thirdly, specifically for computer science/IT, read and DO (i.e. learn just a couple of things each time (e.g. how to use INDEX function OR ROWS function in Excel OR how to do a SELECT query in sql in Access)(IT) OR in CS (some java code: how to create a 3-D array, let us say) THEN ACTUALLY PRACTISE on a PC/laptop UNTIL IT WORKS! CS can only be learnt by studying AND doing, BOTH not one or other. The great feeling "Yeeeeesss, it worked", that you get when your code works, drives you on and on.

    Fourthly, use what I have termed "positive anti-viscious circle"!! Success leads to happiness leads to further success leads to further happiness leads to success
    again........................... ................................ ................................ ................................ ................................ ................................ ................................ ................................ ................ to eternity!

    BEST OF LUCK, YOUNG MAN! YOU CAN DO IT!
    (MSc Computer Science and Specialist Biology Tutor)

    This was so helpful, thank you so much I appreciate this! Im a girl by the way!
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    Sorry Young Lady,

    Most computer whizz kids are boys, so assumed you were a guy - if you had been a psychology student, I suppose I would have known you are a girl!

    ALL THE BEST!
 
 
 
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