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lilaj2
Motivation
lilaj2 VCE Biology13

Has anyone else completely lost motivation? I'm doing Biology 3/4 this year and a few other 1/2s and now that I am studying from home I can't be bothered studying. Any tips to start studying again?


13 Comments
annemcannn
Wow 3/4 biol in year 11? You're obviously smart. you'll be fine
jemima
jemima
I have made up a schedule for when to study what which has kept me on track
lilaj2
lilaj2
I also made up a schedule but can't stick to it :/
jemima
jemima
I give myself a reward at the end of the week for sticking to the schedule. Usually I let myself do some baking and go on house party on Saturdays as a treat to myself :)
he2018
he2018
My motivation is not wanting to get a bad ATAR. When I'm not studying I usually get stressed that I'll do badly and won't get into my course for uni so that's what gets me through
lilaj2
lilaj2
Thanks that's actually really helpful! I'll try that
hbhangu
hbhangu
Me too, I feel completely demotivated. I just can't be bothered studying and I really hate and regret it.
lydiawooldrage
Just switch off all technology, and rid of any distractions, and set times for when you have to study for a certain subject and once youve completed that time have a break go back on your phone, reward yourself until its time to study again
lemmons
lemmons
I read the textbook at night, I know that sounds weird but it's really useful to learn a bit of biology each day especially if you have a busy schedule
Vuong
Vuong
Motivation is temporary. Drive is what keeps you going. If you don't have motivation to do a certian topic. Sorry but hard truth is you rely on motivation which comes and goes in order to help you keep going.
andyjamespiper
As a teacher of Biology for 20 years, I recommend short bursts of study regularly. Keep up to date with current topics, but also keep going back to earlier topics. When you feel you have mastered each topic, tick it off and don’t revisit that topic as much. Agree with previous message, motivation is nothing without goals and drive. Make studying fun! Use Quizlet for interactivity with technology and learning Biological terminology, create lots of diagrams that represent processes. Study in a small group of 2-3 of driven students to keep each other motivated. Reading big slabs of text is not so useful. Review notes and make revision notes that summarise content. Anyway, I could keep going but wish you all the best with your studies. Access to Quizlet content for Unit 3 and 4 if you want it. I have the entire year of topics set up. Unit 3 - https://quizlet.com/andyjamespiper/folders/vce-biology-unit-3-2017-2021?x=1xqt&i=4lofl Unit 4 - https://quizlet.com/andyjamespiper/folders/vce-biology-unit-4-2017-2021?x=1xqt&i=4lofl
Gwiddicombe
As a teacher, we are not immune to losing motivation as well. The key is to get started. Then once you are started you will find that it's easy to get on a roll. Also, create a study timeline that holds you accountable leading up to exams. Each day you might want to revise a new key knowledge point so create a 4 or 5 week schedule and tick off a key knowledge point a day :)
BenjiBiology
Do you think (at this stage) that starting exam revision now is too late? During the Term 2 break, I had done a significant amount of exams but completely lost my consistency, and over time, revised less and less. Any response would be greatly appreciated. P.S How many exams should you be doing, I usually just finish an exam every 2-3 days.
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