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revision motivation

how do you get motivation to revise for the upcoming gcses?? my biology paper is in less than a month but im finding it so hard to find the motivation to just whack open the cgp revision guide

i think im neurodivergent (childhood trauma and stuff, but i mean in the autistic or adhd sense. i dont have a formal diagnosis because i dont want to approach my parents about it but my brother has one for autism, but i dont want to assume anything about myself) which might affect my executive functioning, but im really not a professional or anything so i cant say for certain.

does anyone have any tips specifically for people who could have trouble starting tasks, maintaining commitments, sticking to plans? im definitely some level of stressed about this but theres a really cocky part of my brain thats telling me im gonna be fine without it

im definitely making some revision cards and stuff, but i know its not enough and i dont really go over them as much as i should
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Original post by shocked-general
how do you get motivation to revise for the upcoming gcses?? my biology paper is in less than a month but im finding it so hard to find the motivation to just whack open the cgp revision guide
i think im neurodivergent (childhood trauma and stuff, but i mean in the autistic or adhd sense. i dont have a formal diagnosis because i dont want to approach my parents about it but my brother has one for autism, but i dont want to assume anything about myself) which might affect my executive functioning, but im really not a professional or anything so i cant say for certain.
does anyone have any tips specifically for people who could have trouble starting tasks, maintaining commitments, sticking to plans? im definitely some level of stressed about this but theres a really cocky part of my brain thats telling me im gonna be fine without it
im definitely making some revision cards and stuff, but i know its not enough and i dont really go over them as much as i should
first you gotta humble urself. Do a past paper under timed conditions and see how bad you are. U may not be so cocky anymore. If you don't have flora, get it and make your friends get it. Be competitive with them when it comes to revision. I've been doing that recently for my alevels. Go to somewhere like a library or a cafe is your home is too distracting and spend 2 hours just doing revision. Or just do 20 min sessions - 20 mins on a past paper, 5 min break, 20 mins marking etc - this was your head won't be bored as quickly and you might be motivated to start as you know that your not going to be sitting there for 4 hours straight?
I struggle with starting tasks too so unfortunately i can't give you much help LMAO
Original post by shocked-general
how do you get motivation to revise for the upcoming gcses?? my biology paper is in less than a month but im finding it so hard to find the motivation to just whack open the cgp revision guide
i think im neurodivergent (childhood trauma and stuff, but i mean in the autistic or adhd sense. i dont have a formal diagnosis because i dont want to approach my parents about it but my brother has one for autism, but i dont want to assume anything about myself) which might affect my executive functioning, but im really not a professional or anything so i cant say for certain.
does anyone have any tips specifically for people who could have trouble starting tasks, maintaining commitments, sticking to plans? im definitely some level of stressed about this but theres a really cocky part of my brain thats telling me im gonna be fine without it
im definitely making some revision cards and stuff, but i know its not enough and i dont really go over them as much as i should

I would say set a goal each day to at least revise (e.g. 2 hours a day) - then slowly build this time up every now and then.
Moreover, try putting away distractions so that you’ll be more likely to focus on your tasks rather than look towards your excuse of not studying.

The root of all organisation and planning is to make a revision schedule!
Make a detailed plan on when and what subjects will you be revising on specific days (and or timings). I like to make a plan a month ahead and use tick-boxes to check tasks off!

Anyhow, I wish you all the best and good luck with GCSEs!! :biggrin:
Original post by cherrycosmos
first you gotta humble urself. Do a past paper under timed conditions and see how bad you are. U may not be so cocky anymore. If you don't have flora, get it and make your friends get it. Be competitive with them when it comes to revision. I've been doing that recently for my alevels. Go to somewhere like a library or a cafe is your home is too distracting and spend 2 hours just doing revision. Or just do 20 min sessions - 20 mins on a past paper, 5 min break, 20 mins marking etc - this was your head won't be bored as quickly and you might be motivated to start as you know that your not going to be sitting there for 4 hours straight?
I struggle with starting tasks too so unfortunately i can't give you much help LMAO

tysm 😭 ill definitely sc this to look back on later

i tried getting flora but cuz i have android all i have is the knock-off tree version where you have to pay to have friends, but it definitely helps when i remember to use it!

good luck with your alevels btw 👍

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