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    Until a couple months ago my a level grades in a set of mocks were B-C-C-D. Absolutely terrible. A few months after in another set of mocks they were A-A-B-C. And now with my third set of mocks coming up my teachers are confident I can easily score all A's.

    If you have work ethic problems or are just a lazy procrasinator then I will share some of the things that I have developed to get myself working.

    1) First step, is to stop procrastinating and acually getting yourself to the stage that you are able to do some work. To do this, I often run down my Smart phone battery and place it somewhere in the house where I can't easily access it. If you have a computer in your room, move the mouse and keyboard and don't turn it on at all. If you have an apple computer/laptop, download an app called SelfControl where you can disable certain websites for a selected timeframe. And yes filter everything, including TSR.

    However, the thing that has helped me to stop procrastinating the most is simply asking yourself, "is this the most productive use of your time?"

    2) Listen to music. If you are distracted easily when revising, like me, you need to listen to music. Put together a playlist of songs you enjoy, but know very well so you won't sing along to them. Then turn the volume down so you almost have to strain to hear the lyrics. After that just listen with one ear pod in. This is to minimise the distractive effects of music, but also to keep you revising longer.

    3) Plan out what you're going to do: If you're lazy this shouldn't be I am going to revise for one hour then have a break. It should be I am going to revise pg. x to pg.y then have a 10 minute break. In these 10 minute breaks you should also keep your website filters on and not access your smartphones. Websites like youtube and facebook, have the terrible "just one more video effect", which will ruin your schedule.

    4) If you're ready to focus now and get some revision done, here's how: First, find a quiet space with plently of natural light and desklamps so you can see your notes easily (if necessary go to a local library to revise). If you're anything like me the work environment is very important.

    Next all you need is a pen, some paper as well as a good textbook with all the notes you need to get top marks in. Keep it simple, lots of videos on youtube show people making lots of revision cards and their own colourful notes. If you do this you will procrastinate making notes intead of actually working. Next what you're going to do is just read, lets say 2 paragraphs, 3 times to yourself. Then just write out everything you remember in bullet point form onto a piece of paper and repeat this process till you have get it all right. Do this until you have finished your topic/subject then go over it again if you have time.


    Can't get lazier than me. Hit 'Pay & Send' 15 mins before the deadline :fyi:
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