Not motivated to study? These seven strategies will help you stay on track

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Staying motivated in the second half of session can be a challenge. Deadlines mount up and fatigue sets in. Distractions like social media can become a whole lot more compelling than your textbooks!

Whatever you’re feeling and whatever your situation, you need to bring your A game to Weeks 10-13. Making positive study choices will fuel your motivation and empower you to regain control of your learning. Here are seven suggestions for a strong finish in Session 1:

  1. Stay organised – use a timetable for your study schedule.
  2. Break up complex assignments into smaller, stepped tasks. Not only does this give you a step-by-step plan for meeting submission deadlines, it also helps you to be less overwhelmed by your to-do list.
  3. Form a study group or team up with a study buddy, even if it’s just for a coffee after class to discuss the lecture or tutorial.
  4. Study in the library. Working in a quiet environment without familiar distractions can increase your productivity.
  5. Know what help is available and how to ask for it.
  6. Get physical – schedule time for exercise and play.
  7. Don’t forget the big picture. Remind yourself how each small accomplishment this session contributes to realising your longer-term personal and professional goals.

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