Okay, I cave. Anyone got any tricks for motivation? Because I can't motivate myself for my Art History Class for shit. It's mostly because the entire first half of the semester was royally screwed up and thus I lost total faith in the class and the teacher. (There's a really long, rambling story to go with this, but essentially the teacher wasn't teaching at all. No feedback was given, no interaction, nothing. This has been fixed by administration now, but it's to little to late for various reasons.)
The class is online and entirely essay based with a huge amount of reading every week. I've tried every motivational trick I know of. Candy, music, silence, cupcakes, working in short bursts, starting with easier stuff first, starting with harder stuff first, working with friends, getting up and walking around, setting earlier deadlines for myself. And yet, every week, I find myself putting off that week's essay for as long as possible until I'm cramming it in in the last two hours before the midnight Sunday due date.
I just can't make myself do the work because I know the class isn't teaching me anything. It's not about Art History, it's about learning to write a good essay which is something I can already do and have been told I can already do by multiple teachers. I plan to bring up this issue when I register for my classes for next semester, but for the time being I've got to finish out this class and I need a way to do it.
So, who has some motivational tricks for me?