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  1. What is “boring” material? If you need the material, it means that it arouses your interest, that is, by definition, it cannot be “boring”.

    I occasionally get a kick out of it when I see the word “boring” in any context. “How to learn English without boring exercises?”, “Why do I need boring subjects like geometry?”, ” How do I stay awake during a boring lecture?”. Surprisingly, for all my time at school and at university, it never even occurred to me to divide subjects and exercises into “boring” and “fun”ones. The material may be too complex/easy, necessary/unnecessary, heavy, confusing, well / poorly structured – all these are objective characteristics. And “boring” is a subjective characteristic that refers not to the material, but to the person. That is, it is more correct to build a statement on your own behalf – “I miss when I learn this”. Why? Because I don't need this material, I won't find a use for it, I don't agree with the author's position, I already know all this, it's difficult for me to work with spatial figures, I'm worried about something else…

    And the word “skuushnaaaaa” is from kindergarten. It's time to leave it there.

  2. You can use a method called “motive-to-goal shift” in psychology. You need to convince yourself that this material, like everything else in the world, is really interesting, take on the role of a researcher and dig into everything, analyzing, and then maybe the process will drag on and the subject will really become interesting. And since it makes sense , it's easier to remember by itself.

  3. It depends on what kind of material. Read about mnemonics. My stupid university constantly forced me to teach tabular data, such as tables of integrals, etc. Mnemonics will do a great job with this.

    In general, there is no such thing as boring material. The material simply doesn't have this property. Get yourself interested! Watch popular science videos and movies. Set yourself a challenge like, ” I'll learn this in a week.”

  4. If the material is important, then most likely there is an analysis of it in more or less interesting lectures on youtube or in documentaries (BBC, Discovery). This way, you will not only learn more about the material, but also get acquainted with its application value.

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