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Dear Kylie,

How do you stay motivated to come to school and then do all the homework afterwards? All of my teachers say that we should study an hour for every class we have, but it’s extremely dull. I always keep getting distracted and then I become depressed when I do study. What do you suggest?

Sincerely,

The Plight of the Enrolled Student

Dear Plight of the Enrolled Student,

To keep myself motivated, in anything that I’m doing, I constantly remind myself why I chose to do it. For example, I choose to attend UCAS because I want to get my Associate’s Degree when I graduate from high school. Then when I don’t feel like doing homework, or studying, I remind myself what the long term benefits are.

I know it’s harder to stay motivated when you don’t get immediate rewards, and if this is the case, then you could make short terms reward for studying. For example, whenever you finish homework for the whole week, you can go out with friends on the weekend. Or another reward of your choice. Try to keep the reward equal to the work you are trying to do. If the reward is too big then it’s rewarding yourself unfairly. If it’s too small, you won’t be has motivated to finish what you started.

I know it may not help a lot, but try to develop methods that help you stay motivated and remind you of your goals.

Sincerely,

Kylie

 

 

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