How do you focus for an Exam?

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I have an exam coming up that will last through August and all I can find myself doing is spending hours on BHW. Last night, I brought out my course notes to read but I slept off before an hour.

If it's reading through the tutorials and guide here, my wife has to force me to sleep sometimes. But when it comes to my school notes, it's always a battle to stay awake.

Combining school and a 9-4 job is already taking a toll on me. But now that I'm getting more involved in IM, I'm finding it very hard to cope.

If not that it's the final year, I would have abandoned school permanently. I've already suspended class for 2 sessions. And my family will not let me be. A college degree is huge around here.

How do you focus for an exam?
 

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Awesome. That has never crossed my mind. I think I'm going to do that.
I've sent a report your way.

Good luck studying. Also rest, don't study for too long. Be sure to take breaks.
 

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Theres distractions everywhere these days untill you yourself can control yourself you will always find distractions.
 

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Drink Red Bull after Red Bull... its what I do when I study for my exams!
 

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Stay away from the internet. This is the best way to concentrate on exam
 

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You are a mess. Wasting time on the internet, letting others dictate your life, doing important tasks at night when your willpower is drained...

Do the important tasks first. Boost your willpower before you study. Take a nap, eat a fruit, don't let things distract you. If this is so hard for you, make a to-do list and follow it.
 

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The main reason could be that you lack motivation and do not see where it's all going. When you read threads here, they are highly practical, but the college materials usually aren't. But if you think about how you can use that college stuff in IM, than maybr it can motivate you.

The other trick is to finish college stuff first, and then reward yourself with a BHW thread.

Also, split the college stuff into smaller bits, and have the sense of achievement.

Everything is in your head
 

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And even greater for time wasting :)
Lol when I had my exams I used to say to my parents there are great resources online but ended up coming here but it’s paying off and have started to see earnings everyday.
 

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Go to the local gym, pay someone scary to kick the shit out of you if you don't pass the exam. Constant, unending motivation for a low cost.
 

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Go to the local gym, pay someone scary to kick the shit out of you if you don't pass the exam. Constant, unending motivation for a low cost.

This is one of the reasons I'm never tired of BHW.
 

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First of all, look at the things that you are doing instead of studying for your exam - reading BHW for example. And not to say that I want to turn anyone away from BHW, but, once you have that list of things that are draining your time, just stop doing them for X number of days or weeks that you need to study for your exam.

Then you will be bored and studying for your exams will be a welcome distraction. Once your exams are over, come back to that other stuff.

Hopefully this advice will help you to pass your exams, but its also a much better idea than someone intervening and forcing your hand (Such as a mod banning your account) because learning to master your own habits is one of the greatest skills that you can learn - and if you can master yourself, you can master anything in life.
 

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learning to master your own habits is one of the greatest skills that you can learn - and if you can master yourself, you can master anything in life.

Theres distractions everywhere these days untill you yourself can control yourself you will always find distractions.

Stay away from the internet. This is the best way to concentrate on exam

You are a mess. Wasting time on the internet, letting others dictate your life, doing important tasks at night when your willpower is drained...

Do the important tasks first. Boost your willpower before you study. Take a nap, eat a fruit, don't let things distract you. If this is so hard for you, make a to-do list and follow it.

The other trick is to finish college stuff first, and then reward yourself with a BHW thread.

Also, split the college stuff into smaller bits, and have the sense of achievement.

Everything is in your head

I have all the answers I need in the posts above. Thank you everyone.

Short term solution => To ask for a temporary ban. But it's not only BHW that's distracting me. So the best action is:

Long Term solution => Summon my willpower. Do away with all distractions. Motivate myself with what a good result could do for me. It won't be easy, and I may still call upon the short term solution, but following this through will help with all other areas of my life.

"He...is better...he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city."
 
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