How do I get motivated enough to revise?

  • 8 votes

There is a girl in my class that starts revising for our end of year exams (in may) at the end of February, she doesnt get 100% but still gets top marks in everything, and when someone beats her she gets really annoyed! She always checks her test papers down to the last scratch and pinches any marks she can! I want to beat her because someone has to! me and my friend have been planning to for a long time but I cannot seem to get the motivation to actually beat her! I know loads of techniques and use them but then i do really bad in that test so get really downhearted! HELP!

Posted Wed 22nd February, 2012 @ 19:00 by Char'Rose

12 Answers

  • 12 votes

After any lesson, spend around an hour at home just going through notes or making revision cards, to keep the info fresh in you mind.Do it as soon as you get home, then you can look forward to the rest of the evening. Sometimes doing  a little exercise before revision works because your all full of happy hormones to give yourself a little extra motivation.

Youtubes video's on topics may also cover content that you havent covered in class, and because your on youtube it doesnt feel like revision!

Take regualr breaks so you dont overload your brain!

^^ (lol) suggested using bright colours and making posters which is great if you stick it on walls around the house, parents willing, because you'll walk past and read the info atleast once a day so you get reminded!

Hope any of this helps :)

Answered Fri 24th February, 2012 @ 15:39 by Lucyloubopsheedooby
  • 9 votes

Hi :D

You should tell yourself that by revising really early (okay, not THAT early :p) you'll pass all your exams with flying colours and then get into a really good univeristy and then have an amazing (high paid) job :D

oh, and you'll beat that girl and really annoy her :p

you should start revising now by reading over your class notes and having little 'tests' with your friend every lunch time in between your little gossips about people in your year group (lol xD).

and hopefully you'll pass and get higher than every one else and annoy that girl

(((Btw, i got an A* in my sociology essay yesterday and annoyed this really clever girl in my class who only got an A xD... it felt good :D i hope you experiance the same feeling of accomplishment!! LOL ))))

Hope this really long essay of a comment helped :D 

Answered Thu 23rd February, 2012 @ 09:38 by Fyzah :p
  • 5 votes

find the time that you work best at (for me it's about three in the morning) and try to do your revision at the same time regularly. also get in to a routine so it does't feel so horrible once you've got into got into the routine.

dont work too hard when revising (unless it's last minute sigh) or you will become too stressed.

Answered Mon 27th February, 2012 @ 11:08 by Former Member
  • 3 votes

Starting revision early is really useful because it stops people from becoming stress. I find that the way I motivate myself is by trying to make revision more interesting , by watching films on the topic , makes poster and other activity and also use colours and drawings. I also set rewards at the end which could be something like watching TV which helps me look forward to something at the end of the revision. I also take brakes so that I don’t become over tired and start to lose interest in what I am studying. I hope this helps.

Answered Fri 24th February, 2012 @ 13:36 by Kristy
  • 3 votes

For motivation I find a good way is to set little rewards for yourself when you complete a certain topic, e.g. watch a program on TV or have a snack. Another way is to make a little poster and put on it things you would like in later life (say...a nice house, car etc...) and say to yourself 'if I study hard now, I will get the rewards later'.

I get that she is really annoying and you want to beat her (I know the feeling!), but you shouldn't compare the marks YOU get in class to others - only know that you have done YOUR best! If she gets really stressed and panicked about exams then that is her problem - too much stress and pressure isn't good for you!

Good luck and revise for YOU, not anyone else.

Hope this helps :)

Answered Sun 24th February, 2013 @ 15:44 by Olivia
  • 2 votes

I've struggled with motivation too but i find that doing revision after breakfast straight away is best for me. That way I don't get distracted by watching TV or facebook. So maybe there's a time of day that you work best? Think positively about your work because if you think that you'll fail its hardly going to help with revision.

Exercise is good as mentioned, and also eating healthily (like omega three for stimulating brain cells) and of course you need time for yourself so you can relax...

most of all, don't stress!!! :)

Answered Sat 29th December, 2012 @ 12:32 by Stargirl
  • 2 votes

To get to really focus, you kinda need to just extract yourself from everything. So go in a room without a phone, computer and tv. stay in the furthest room from your siblings. Don't think that revising is boring before you sit down to revise, otherwise your mind just shutsdown. MAke revision exciting!!! and start revision early on so that as the year progresses you revise little by little and at the end of the year you won't go mad doing last minute revision because you already learnt it 5 months ago.

Hope this helps.

Answered Sat 2nd March, 2013 @ 19:21 by Zainah
  • 1 vote

Weeeeeelllllll my motivation comes from the thought of not being able to do what i want in life, i get sleepless nights and when i do dreams it's of me failing at everything. My stomach churns an yeah. I hate wasting my time because i know i'm wasting my life. I also think of people who aren't as forunate as me and that encourages me too. You may call me a sap but this is what motivates me, lol. 

For you, you could find out what type of learner you are eg. visual learner etc. You could find this out through simple tests on the internet. They will give you a huge boost in chances of you memorising. Also exam papers are the best frm of revison so go over and over and over them. I wont go into exam revision techniques as you already said you know how to.

Another way is treating yourself after ********* revision like watching an hour of a favourite anime or a drama or eating something, whatever you enjoy. But you have to remember your limit, be strict on yourself or tell your siblings or the people living with you to check up on you.

These are just some ideas, GOODLUCK!

Answered Sat 2nd March, 2013 @ 22:29 by Mehwish
  • 1 vote

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Answered Mon 11th November, 2013 @ 00:31 by Unknown
  • 1 vote

make full use of past papers  - personally i find them very useful - get a teacher to mark them - dont wait for the teacher to give you them, just do them anyway and hand them in without any one else knowing and then learn from the advice the teacher puts on the answer. that way the exam wont be such a worry, as you have been doing them for ages

good luck!

Answered Thu 3rd April, 2014 @ 16:20 by Darren
  • -1 votes

revise or fail.

Answered Mon 17th December, 2012 @ 21:51 by nicet
  • -1 votes

Revise because you want to beat her?!?

Answered Mon 11th February, 2013 @ 19:33 by sv