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I've been sitting here for the past two hours and I have an assignment for tomorrow. I can't seem to just "get on with it". Help?
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I've been sitting here for the past two hours and I have an assignment for tomorrow. I can't seem to just "get on with it". Help?
Think about your motivations for studying - your career prospects, your chances at university. This can be a good motivator for a lot of people, because if they focus a lot on what they want to achieve, they'll work harder at getting there so as not to be disappointed.
Try mixing up your learning styles, if a certain way of studying isn't working for you, then there's lots of different techniques to use. This website has a really good guide to lots of different learning styles & suggestions on ways of learning - https://www.learning-styles-online.com/overview/

Try getting family members involved, or friends if you can trust them not to just joke around with you, try 'teaching' them certain subjects. This can really help you develop an understanding of the subject because you'll have to explain it, and simplify it. It can also be pretty enjoyable to be researching things to make a powerpoint.

There are a lot of Youtube videos dedicated to studying:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7T..._3Mzsdbts93liA
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLE...5kNG94-1VlH_XA
https://www.youtube.com/user/uniesse...query=revision

Set yourself a realistic study routine, don't slot in hours upon hours when you know you're not going to be able to do that. Likewise, don't schedule in just five minutes here and there, and expect to be able to understand a subject.

Consider using the Pomodoro technique:
"The process is simple. For every project throughout the day, you budget your time into short increments and take breaks periodically. You work for 25 minutes, then take break for five minutes. Each 25-minute work period is called a “pomodoro”, named after the Italian word for tomato. After four “pomodoros” have passed, (100 minutes of work time with 15 minutes of break time) you then take a 15-20 minute break." - http://www.lifehack.org/articles/pro...t-for-you.html

Sometimes, you just have to try and resist temptation. The more you try and resist, and work more on concentrating, then you'll be able to practice for longer periods of time.
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Think about your motivations for studying - your career prospects, your chances at university. This can be a good motivator for a lot of people, because if they focus a lot on what they want to achieve, they'll work harder at getting there so as not to be disappointed.
Try mixing up your learning styles, if a certain way of studying isn't working for you, then there's lots of different techniques to use. This website has a really good guide to lots of different learning styles & suggestions on ways of learning - https://www.learning-styles-online.com/overview/

Try getting family members involved, or friends if you can trust them not to just joke around with you, try 'teaching' them certain subjects. This can really help you develop an understanding of the subject because you'll have to explain it, and simplify it. It can also be pretty enjoyable to be researching things to make a powerpoint.

There are a lot of Youtube videos dedicated to studying:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7T..._3Mzsdbts93liA
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLE...5kNG94-1VlH_XA
https://www.youtube.com/user/uniesse...query=revision

Set yourself a realistic study routine, don't slot in hours upon hours when you know you're not going to be able to do that. Likewise, don't schedule in just five minutes here and there, and expect to be able to understand a subject.

Consider using the Pomodoro technique:
"The process is simple. For every project throughout the day, you budget your time into short increments and take breaks periodically. You work for 25 minutes, then take break for five minutes. Each 25-minute work period is called a “pomodoro”, named after the Italian word for tomato. After four “pomodoros” have passed, (100 minutes of work time with 15 minutes of break time) you then take a 15-20 minute break." - http://www.lifehack.org/articles/pro...t-for-you.html

Sometimes, you just have to try and resist temptation. The more you try and resist, and work more on concentrating, then you'll be able to practice for longer periods of time.
Thank you, this is so useful. I was actually losing all my hope. I'm glad that there are people like you who can help. xx
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