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Motivation

Motivation can be defined as ‘an internal desire and force that drives us to accomplish tasks and goals.’

Motivation is a very common problem when reading, especially for dry academic texts. Almost every student has at one time or another dreaded picking up a study book with the prospect of utter boredom.

When I was at university I remember having ‘Summer Reading’ prescribed by some of the lecturers. I once spent many hours of a holiday in Northumberland reading about the ‘forces between molecules’. ...

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