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Motivation. - July 23rd 2015, 03:40 AM

I study a subject known as Introduction to Business Law, which can be described as the name suggests. I went to the first lecture the other day and I was surprised at what I saw. Firstly, I have done this subject once season before and popped in as a guest in another one, about a year later, and the lecturer was the same, lovely woman, very experienced. The lecturer was different this year, so that was the first surprise. The second surprise was how basic the content was and that is the problem I am faced with.

I am wondering how to develop my motivation for this subject as the weeks go on. The first lecture was fundamental, very basic knowledge. I have done Law in High School and I would like to think I have a WAY larger legal knowledge than the average Australian thanks to the engagement I have had with Australian politics and major societal issues, but I suppose that could be being pretentious . Regardless, I have had a look at the layout for the season and it gets somewhat harder, but not so much. There is the idea that I can just go right ahead and see all the materials, do the whole season much quicker than the pace assessed in actual lessons, but then when I go to the lectures and tutorials and do the assessment some 4-6-8 weeks later, I am going to be asked things I have already done.

Basically, it's too easy for me. So how do I keep my motivation when I can just say "nah, fuck it, I can just miss that lecture, they're talking about the Responsibilities of Federal Government."

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Re: Motivation. - July 25th 2015, 11:07 PM

Maybe you will hear a point from a classmate or student that you didn't hear in your previous classes. That way you still are learning at least something, and if not at least you can have a refresher course so you don't forget anything that may be on the test. You also are able to help othe students with things they're stuck on if you attend. Plus, if your passing depends on attendance, that's motivation.

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Re: Motivation. - July 26th 2015, 08:36 PM

Hey there,

I agree with Dez, maybe this lecturer might teach a little differently, or you'll learn something new, even if you know most of the content. Unfortunately, there will be times in life where even if things bore you, it's something you have to do. You might find it helpful to remind yourself that your attendance matters, especially on the days that you lack the motivation. Try to think long term- you're more likely to pass by attending the lectures.

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Re: Motivation. - July 26th 2015, 11:37 PM

Even if you know the information there will be professors who find certain topics worth focusing on them others. I say go through the syllabus and refresh topics you feel you know, then if you come across something you don't know you have more time to study it and excel. Also maybe you can form a study group to keep you motivated for exams. And take advantage of the fact you can participate in class! So raise your hand whenever the class is asked a question
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