Let’s be honest.
Being a student is a pain. It’s the equivalent of working but not being paid.
Yes, you are receiving an education, which is wonderful…
However, finding the drive to study might be difficult.
The following is a definition of motivation:
The desire or readiness to accomplish something in general.
So the key to increasing your drive to study is to first raise your desire to learn.
That’s why we’ve put together this killer list to help you increase your study drive (even if you don’t have an exam)….
1. Cut your study time in half (that’s motivation in itself!)
You’re going to enjoy this if you’re a procrastinator…
The premise of Parkinson’s law states that “work expands to fill the time available for completion.”
If you allow yourself 10 hours to study, for example, you will study for 10 hours.
Cut the time you believe it will take to prepare for a project, paper, or test in half the next time you have one to boost your attention and productivity and maximize your outcomes.
For example, if you estimate that studying for a test would take you 10 hours. Give yourself only 5 hours.
WARNING: This is a dangerous strategy, but if executed correctly, it may yield fantastic returns.
2. Make studying fun with mnemonics
Mnemonics (pronounced new-monies) is when you utilize systems to help you remember things. It may be a pleasurable method to improve your memory and study abilities.
You may already be familiar with the following mnemonic:
Never, Eat, Shredded, Wheat
This is used to remember the North, East, South, and West directions (listed clockwise)
There are several publications available that can assist you in learning how to use mnemonics.
3. Get a study buddy or study group
Getting a study buddy (or study group) is one of the finest methods to push yourself to study since not only will you be relying on them, but they will also be relying on you.
Studying with others is more enjoyable, productive, and efficient since your study partner can assist you if you have questions about the topic.
This is what you must do:
- Find a study partner (or study group). Someone in the same class is the ideal location to look for a study companion. Alternatively, you might enlist the help of other people to form a group.
- Make a study schedule for yourself. It is beneficial to plan it at the same time each week so that you do not have to remember when it is and it becomes a habit.
- Find a place to meet with WIFI, such as a library or a coffee shop.
4. Set goals
You must create goals if you want to be a good student. It’s like shooting in the dark if you don’t have any aims.
A simple place to begin is to:
- Consult a counselor to decide which courses you’ll need to complete your degree.
- Then, for each year, make a list of the classes you’ll need to take. Then…
- Each semester/quarter, make a list of the classes you’ll need to take.
- Then, for each class, make a list of the grades you aim to attain.
Having a list like this and being able to cross things off of it gives you a huge boost in confidence and reinforces your internal reward system.
It’s as if you’re running a race and the mile markers are flying by!
5. Treat yourself, don’t cheat yourself
Reward yourself for a job well done to boost your study drive.
Reward yourself for a good, extended study session by buying a cup of your favorite coffee, going on a great long stroll, or snarfing down a bag of potato chips. This incentive scheme will encourage you to study more frequently.
WARNING: Reward yourself ONLY AFTER you’ve studied. Treating oneself before doing the task is counterproductive.
Enough with the reading… It’s time to study, kick-ass, and hit the books!
Leave a comment below if you have any study motivation tips…