Study Tips

The study tips on this page are all about generating motivation. Let’s face it studying is hard work and challenging; exercising and developing the brain isn't easy. This is why it can be hard to get down to work.

It is essential to know how to motivate yourself. You need to try out different motivational techniques, and find the ones that work for you.

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Procrastination simply means putting things off. Every time you put off studying you are wasting time, and time is a very valuable commodity for a dyslexic person.

Even at the start of a new academic year there are still only a limited number of weeks before you have to hand your work in or take the exam. You need to consider how to get yourself motivated.

Do you respond well to positive motivation? Such as thinking of the great job you will be able to get if you pass your exams. However maybe you respond better to negative motivation like thinking about what will happen if you fail.

On the other hand, you maybe the kind of person that does not need to think at all; you just get on with it.

Not sure how to motivate yourself?

If you don’t know where to start think about yourself as a person. What excites you? Does a little bit of music help you to get down to work? What puts you in a positive frame of mind? Ask yourself how do you get out of bed in the morning?

A truly effective motivational method:

One of the most effective ways to motivate yourself is by setting targets, and rewards. This is probably the most widely used staff motivational method all over the world.

All you need to do is set yourself a reasonable amount of work for the day and try to get it done as quickly as possible. If you normally study for six hours a day aim to get all your work done in five. The time you save is the reward for hitting your target.

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Remember your target should be achievable; it shouldn’t be too hard or too easy. You can also set yourself weekly and monthly targets. You can incorporate them into your study plan. Then you will know how much you have to achieve each week to stay on track.


To be honest exercise is pretty good for every aspect of life. If you take regular exercise it stimulates positive chemicals in your brain, which help you to feel good. Exercise can also improve concentration and motivation.


At the end of the day you have to find out what works for you. Hopefully these motivational study tips have pointed you in the right direction. It's all about getting as much out of your time as possible.

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