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    I hear so many people on here saying they get bummed out from studying or find it unsatisfactory. You're doing it wrong.

    Studying should be a rewarding experience. You ever wonder why you feel addicted to media such as video games but never even enjoy studying? Because video games are designed to be rewarding. You pass a level, get a new camo, bam, instant satisfaction.

    The point I'm trying to make here is that too many people sit down and read textbooks for hours. Studying shouldn't be about meeting a single, end-term goal of passing the exam. It should be broken down into several stages. Always have a learning objective when you study. It could be anything from memorising an equation to completing a worksheet.

    Every day I complete at least one question from each subject I'm studying. This makes it so rewarding, and really gets that dopamine rush in the brain when you finally finish.
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    This is good advice. It's so easy to say that you're going to 'work hard' or 'revise more', but without a set definition of what that means, that target is useless. Reading (and writing, to a lesser extent) for hours will not feel as good as producing something (e.g. a poster or flashcards) or testing yourself in a way that allows you to tangibly assess your progress. In the lead up to A2 I used to start my revision every morning with a past paper, followed by another at the very end to prove that I actually learnt something
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