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studying when you don't feel like it

Studying when you don’t feel like it

We all have times when we don’t want to study either because we don’t like the material or because there a million more things that we would rather do instead. So how do you study when you don’t feel like it? You need to provide yourself motivation. The problem is the main motivation for studying…
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Reward Yourself for Keeping on Task

If you’ve ever looked at some of the science behind why we procrastinate, often it is the gap between the reward and the activity we have to work on. The reward for studying now is only going to be felt when you get your final grade. That could be months’ away in some circumstances. What…
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Stopping Distractions

Distractions are everywhere. This makes overcoming procrastination difficult. It is so easy to get distracted and so many things look more enjoyable than study. So how do you stop distractions? Turn off notifications – you have probably heard this before but turn off notifications if you want to start to get serious about beating procrastination.…
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Should you be studying a third semester?

As summer quickly approaches, the thought of studying for another three months is usually far from our minds.  Back when I did both my degrees, I did a third semester but for two entirely different reasons. The First Time When I finished the last unit of my undergraduate degree I thought I had done enough…
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You’ve Got Your Results – Now What?

So after you’ve got your results you probably have one of three possible reactions: You are overjoyed, you got what you wanted or better than you wanted and you can now enjoy the summer to its fullest. You are relieved it’s over, you didn’t quite get what you wanted but you are satisfied with the…
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What To Do Before You Get Your Results

Before You Get Your Results The week before you get your results can be exceptionally stressful.  Anxiety sets in, you start questioning every thing you did on the exam and everything you did before. The thing you have to keep at the forefront of your mind is that right now you cannot change one thing…
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Using Your Mid Semester Break Effectively

How Do You Use Your Mid Semester Break? It is tempting at mid-semester break time to relax before the second half of the semester.  While this is tempting, make sure you use this time wisely.  You can use this time to catch up on your assignments, which is an excellent idea if you have fallen…
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Don’t Be Afraid To Ask A Question

I remember the first time I sat in a lecture theatre with 200 odd students and it was very daunting.  Up to that point, the biggest studying environment I’d ever been in was a classroom with 30 students.  Much more daunting was the prospect of asking a question of the lecturer.  In fact I don’t…
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How to Tackle Short Answer Exams

Short answer exams come in a couple of formats The first is where you are given a set of short answer questions and you have to answer every question.  The second is where you might get given a dozen or more questions and you have to select a number of them to answer.  The second…
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The Challenge of Studying Externally

Studying Internally I did my first degree studying internally and it made the transition from school so much easier.  You have lectures to attend each week and the tutorials resembled the classroom environment.  It was great because I could ask questions, meet other students and it was generally a great way to stay motivated.  I…
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