Iannalise wrote: »
Treat yourself like a child: plan, reward and offer competition.
I have only just started level 2 but have previously studied mathematics and statistics with the OU. The most useful thing I done was buy a cheap diary and block out certain times for study, DO NOT let yourself do anything else in this time. There were days were I sat and stared at open books without reading a word for an hour but as soon as you put it off once you start believing subconsciously that its ok to leave it . . . Downward spiral.
I also have one of those savings cans you can only open with a tin opener, I put in a pound coin after every completed chapter, and for the competition part I wrote out a list of goals (ie, bpp practice assessment 1 passed before end of January=£5) and add the money to the tin if I manage it.
I will not open the tin until its full or I finish the level/s but I do plan how to spend it. I doubt I would of ever reached the end with the OU if it wasn't for the lure of Merlin Annual Passes for the whole family.
Good luck, you CAN do this!