you are struggling to get motivated to do your schoolwork, sadly there
is no magic solution. However, here are a few strategies
you can try from the DEVELOPING MOTIVATION and OVERCOMING
PROCRASTINATION units if motivation or procrastination is an issue for
REWARDS: Set yourself small specific tasks to do with a specific
reward at the end of the task. For some people little rewards are enough to get them going.
CHUNK IT DOWN: If the work seems overwhelming or boring or unappealing,
break it down into small bearable chunks and just do it one piece at a time.
FRIENDS: Work with a friend or else tell your friend what work you
want to get done and then check in on each other at the end of the night. Help each other stay on track.
RULE OF 3: If you can’t get started, write down the 3 most important
things you must get done before you go to bed, then don’t even look at any other tasks until these 3 are completed.
Find slogans, or images that motivate you and
put them near your workspace. Some people are motivated by pain
(thinking of the consequences if you don’t study) while others are
motivated by pleasure (thinking of all the good outcomes that will
happen if you do study).
Students can access the Study Skills online via QACI Virtual Library on Blackboard.