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4 WAYS TO INCREASE STUDYING MOTIVATION

Motivation, or lack of, can be a stumbling block in the world of studying. It definitely helps your concentration if you feel enthusiastic about the things you are working on. In this post, I outline a few ways to motivate you and help you pick up that pencil or pen and start your assignment. This is especially helpful at the minute when things are feeling un-inspiring. If you want some more help with motivation, have a look at my 3 Steps to Enjoying Studying.

A STUDENT'S GUIDE TO MUSIC FOR STUDYING



 "Where words fail, music speaks". Hans Christian Anderson said that. Music can be used for many occasions. I'll admit that I didn't use to be a big fan of music. In fact, I used to think that it hindered concentration when played alongside activities and I certainly wouldn't haven't chosen to listen to it when I was studying. However, as the years have progressed, my thoughts of music listening have grown with them and I now I would even agree it can aid studying. In this post, I will go into what music worked for me when I was studying for my A-Levels. 

MY OPINION ON CANCELLED EXAMS


If you're into films, you might know the scene at the end of Harry Potter, where everyone is celebrating because Dumbledore just cancelled the exams and Hermione is slow-clapping because she was looking forward to them. I think this echoed the mood of a few students recently.

DAY IN THE LIFE OF A QUARANTINED A-LEVEL STUDENT


Lockdown is continuing to be an interesting experience for me. It feels much like when I was home-educated, and seems like a lot of people are getting a taste of studying at home. My routine has definitely changed because of the lack of lessons and the cancellation of exams means my revision plans have flown out of the window.
Because of my previous home-schooling experience, having to complete studies at home doesn't seem all that unfamiliar. I recorded some things I got up to in one day in quarantine, so you can see how sixth form is working for me even though I'm not there. I also wanted a little record of my time during lock-down so I can look back at it in years to come.