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How can you stop using social media? I have my gcsd this year and i want to study is there any good revesion techniques other than shutting of my phone because i feel like that it does not help me is there any other useful apps to help me study?

I found an app called ‘Flora’ really useful. I don’t know if you’ve heard of ‘Forest’ (the two are linked together), but it is the free version of it. What happens is, within the app, you set an amount of time that you want to revise for or just spend time off of your phone, and if you successfully complete that amount of time without coming off the app then you add points towards growing a tree. If you come off the app, you kill an app created tree. If you want more of an incentive to not go on your phone (using this app), then you can wager some money (£5 for example, but you choose). If you wager money that you won’t go off the app, then you double the amount of points that you get towards planting a tree, but if you come off the app then you pay the amount of money you set in your wager to plant a tree. So either way, you have either successfully not used social media for the time you want to revise, or you’ve planted a tree!

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The usual double use tool such as the knife for good or evil. There are huge number of invaluable resources on the net one example of many available for Maths is examsolutions.net and the BBC Bitesize revision guides. Of course you are aware of the parallel destructive and evil resources that exist that should be avoided. All the best for your exams and future. of course in parallel

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Instead of stopping, how about viewing social media as something to look forward to? “I will do two/three hours of revision and then I get 30 minutes of social media as a reward because I deserve it.” Or perhaps even use your phone as a tool to help you revise rather than pen and paper? Turn off your Notifications so you can use it as a tool and not a phone. Also, how about using the alarm feature on your phone as a method of flashcard memorising? Getting an alarm everyday at 7.30pm telling you a Priestley quote will quickly embed it into your head. Furthermore, use your notepad on your phone as a way of testing your memorisation skills for info you need. Create a WhatsApp group for testing each other on quotes and get other people involved who will stay focused on only using the platform for studying. Don’t fight it, channel it into a positive. Technology is amazing.You’ll do great.

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