Many people complain of lack of motivation because of boredom.
This may be merely an indication that one is using an
inappropriate study strategy (it is probably too passive). Once a
better strategy is applied, motivation returns and learning
Use of an inappropriate learning strategy can result in poor
learning, and in negative attitudes. Boredom may indicate that
you are not challenging yourself enough with the strategy you are
using. If you find that you are bored with reading (an inherently
passive activity), for example, try doing a Concept Map to
review the material
you have read, or see if you can come up with your own examples,
counterexamples, or applications of the concepts you are
The Learning Skills Program offers a number of resources in this area.
More on motivation.