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#63 GETTING MOTIVATED TO DO YOUR WORK

If 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 you: ...

#62 PRACTICE METHODS

Deep practice is required to perform at your personal best. Using the right practice methods is important to learn the right skill. When you know you’re practicing effectively you become more self – confident. You also gain a sense of control and certainty that when...

#61 THE IMPORTANCE OF QUALITY SLEEP FOR STUDENTS

Sleep is crucial not just for physical and mental well-being, but for the consolidation of learning, and to ensure you perform in all your endeavours in peak condition. The absolute last resort should be to sacrifice sleep time in order to get things done. How much...

#60 HOW TO SET GOALS

Studies have proven that people who set goals and have a plan to achieve them out perform those who don’t set goals. The problem is people either don’t know how to set goals or have had a bad experience in setting goals previously. Knowing how to set goals will help...

#59 TIPS FOR OVERCOMMITTED STUDENTS

Maybe you are an elite athlete? Or a dedicated performer? Or someone who has many talents across lots of different areas and doesn’t want to give up any of your activities? No matter the reason, the bottom line is you are time poor. You struggle to fit in everything...

#58 WHAT DRIVES BEHAVIOUR?

We often don’t know why we do what we do Knowing what drives you and makes you either take action or not (procrastinate) can set you The Two Controlling Forces of Human Behaviour “We will do far more to avoid pain than we will to gain pleasure.” Our need to avoid pain...

#57 IMPROVING TYPING AND HANDWRITING SKILLS

So you don’t have much homework tonight? Assignments and study notes up to date? Have you ever thought about spending a bit of time each night learning touch typing? Touch Typing is when you can type without looking at the keys while you type. This means you can type...

#56 7 MOTIVATION STRATEGIES

There is a constant complaint from teachers, parents and students about a lack of motivation. Knowing what motivates you can help you take action. Then you use the motivation to not only take action but also turn that action into a habit so you are not relying on...

#55 BARRIERS TO A GOOD MEMORY

Many students say ‘I don’t have a good memory’ but there are many barriers to developing a good memory that are able to be overcome. Here are the top 3: NEGATIVE MINDSET / ATTITUDE Henry Ford once famously said, “whether you believe you can, or you can’t, you...

#54 Brain Rules Part 3

Did you know it’s impossible to multitask when paying attention? Or that studies show if you’re interrupted it takes 50% longer to accomplish a task? Not only that, you make up to 50% more errors. Knowing how the brain works will help you be more productive, confident...