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Do you just get on with your studying or do you have to motivate yourself?

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by jo74, May 14, 2011.

  1. jo74

    jo74 Byte Poster

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    I can't get into any studying unless I positively motivate myself by thinking 'I really want to pass this course' or 'I want to work in IT'. I can't just say, 'right, get on with it sunshine'.
     
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  2. GSteer

    GSteer Megabyte Poster

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    I find the first bite the hardest but once into the material and learning new stuff that makes me go "öh right" or "it works like that eh" I find it just flows on from there.
     
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  3. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

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    To me it was, 'I want to know how it works', or 'to be able to program', 'what does this mean', 'I want to master this topic', 'how can I use this?', 'what can I create', 'does it explain or predict anything else', 'how can I test this' or 'why was it designed like that?'

    Having a curiosity about why things are the way they are and trying to build things or find curious and interesting new aspects.

    These generally fit into the traditional descriptions of learning, discovery, experimentation and the scientific method.

    I think goals like, 'if jonny gets an A+ I'll buy him a bike' don't really cut it like real genuine interest in a subject.

    Sometimes goals like passing an exam or finishing a book can help, but they often seem like a bit of a chore. I think the best bits of learning are more like the discovery aspects.
     
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  4. soundian

    soundian Gigabyte Poster

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    I do have to force myself sometimes, other times I'll rearrange things because I am in the mood to study and want to get it done.
     
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  5. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    It depends... like others, sometimes I have to push myself to study which I hate because I don't pay attention as well as when I am motivated... what helps me and gives me energy, is a small snack before I start... But sometimes you just have to bite bullet and just do it.
     
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  6. craigie

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    I study subjects that I'm interested in.

    However, some off the courses that I want to do now, I can't really self study completely as it would involve having a HP SAN at home.

    But if you want to get ahead, you need to have two things to make you dangerous 1. Experience 2. Qualifications
     
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