What to do when you can’t be bothered studying: The Do Something Principle

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The do something principle
I recently overheard a year 12 student say to her friend:

“I can’t be bothered studying English … I can’t be bothered studying maths or biology … I’ll just sit here and do nothing.”
I suspect that this student was feeling overwhelmed by everything she had to do.
And we all know […]

How to develop super (study) powers with a focus force field: A step-by-step guide for easily distracted students

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Last year I found myself in a rut. Like a student who leaves studying for an exam until the very last minute, I’d been avoiding a major project.
The logical, rational part of my brain kept saying:

“Just break it down. Write one measly sentence … if that’s too much, just write one word! Just […]

Study planning made easy: A planning method to decrease stress and overwhelm and regain control of your studies

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Study planning made easy
How often do you underestimate the amount of time an assignment will take?
Do you feel like you need to be driven by a frenzied panic to get your work done?
There is a better way.
If you’ve had enough of pulling all-nighters, then it’s time to learn how to create […]