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A level motivation struggle

Hi guys,
I feel as if I have no motivation to revise my a levels in sociology and classics (and fs maths level 2 and theory) and it's made me spiral into depression because I'm scared that I'll fail. I'm stuck and don't know how to snap out of this and start studying even though I have my theory test in a week and a levels/fs exams in 3 weeks. How can I motivate myself to study? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Tysm in advance.
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Original post by sadtoken
Hi guys,
I feel as if I have no motivation to revise my a levels in sociology and classics (and fs maths level 2 and theory) and it's made me spiral into depression because I'm scared that I'll fail. I'm stuck and don't know how to snap out of this and start studying even though I have my theory test in a week and a levels/fs exams in 3 weeks. How can I motivate myself to study? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Tysm in advance.

think about the money in the future
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Original post by hh1209
think about the money in the future

Tysm :smile:
Original post by sadtoken
Hi guys,
I feel as if I have no motivation to revise my a levels in sociology and classics (and fs maths level 2 and theory) and it's made me spiral into depression because I'm scared that I'll fail. I'm stuck and don't know how to snap out of this and start studying even though I have my theory test in a week and a levels/fs exams in 3 weeks. How can I motivate myself to study? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Tysm in advance.

Hey, I get it! The longer you leave it the more paralysing the fear will be. I recommend studying with someone (a friend, or just talk the content out to a family member). Set small targets like working for 5 minutes, and try out a 'study with me' or a focus app like Flora. I also try to make studying fun for myself in any tiny way I can to get a small dopamine hit - write in rainbow colours or set up a good playlist or use chocolate as a reward.
For classics I decorate all my mind maps, and alternate between videos and learn mode on knowt/quizlet to get quotes down. Maths is a bit harder so I'll write in neon pink for a change, and just do one question at a time. Unfortunately, everyone works differently, and it's a bit trial and error. Surround yourself with people who are committed to studying and get them to hold you accountable!
Original post by sadtoken
Hi guys,
I feel as if I have no motivation to revise my a levels in sociology and classics (and fs maths level 2 and theory) and it's made me spiral into depression because I'm scared that I'll fail. I'm stuck and don't know how to snap out of this and start studying even though I have my theory test in a week and a levels/fs exams in 3 weeks. How can I motivate myself to study? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Tysm in advance.

Hi @sadtoken

When I struggled with motivation for revising and completing assignments at university, I found it really helpful to write a to-do list for the day and to split my time up.

Either the night before or in the morning, before you start studying, write a to-do list of the topics you would like to revise that day. Make sure this to-do list is realistic and achievable- if you are feeling low on motivation, perhaps just plan a few easier topics to cover to make the list seem less daunting.

Splitting your time up when revising will really help you to be more productive. Try working, no distractions for 30-minutes straight, then allow yourself a 10/15 minute break to step away from your revision and refresh. Repeat this till you are happy with what you have achieved. Splitting your time like this makes the thought of studying less intimidating, 30 minutes goes by very quickly!

I hope this helps, good luck with your exams!

Katie- Roehampton Rep

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