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    So I usually get a minimum of 7 hours before an exam but I've got a ****load of revision to do for Psychology today and was wondering how far I could push it.

    How far have some of you pushed it and still performed well in your exams?
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    dont sleep

    Edit: I was joking didnt know I would still be getting negged for something I typed 2 years ago.
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    (Original post by trrr)
    dont sleep
    That's just crazy. How are you supposed to maintain concentration during the exam?
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    6 hours - but leave time to sleep. and if your exams at 1:30 you can do some on the day
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    (Original post by Gemma2010)
    6 hours - but leave time to sleep. and if your exams at 1:30 you can do some on the day
    Yeah I was thinking go bed at 3, wake up at 9. Gives a couple of hours to get some more revision in between the morning routine.
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    (Original post by The Dynamic Uno)
    Yeah I was thinking go bed at 3, wake up at 9. Gives a couple of hours to get some more revision in between the morning routine.
    if you do have a late exam it might be better to go to bed earlier and waker up earlier - if you do the revision on the day it might stick better?
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    You want to sleep as little as possible. It helps you absorb information.
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    (Original post by Gemma2010)
    if you do have a late exam it might be better to go to bed earlier and waker up earlier - if you do the revision on the day it might stick better?
    Yeah that's what I did for my other exam but I didn't have as much to revise for that one as I do for this one. Going to sleep whilst in the middle of revision can disrupt it somewhat and the morning routine tends to get in the way a bit during the morning. Gotta get cleaned up, eat and all that and then eat again before you leave so you don't starve during the exam.

    I dunno...
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    (Original post by Rebellious-Steve)
    You want to sleep as little as possible. It helps you absorb information.
    How so?
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    (Original post by The Dynamic Uno)
    So I usually get a minimum of 7 hours before an exam but I've got a ****load of revision to do for Psychology today and was wondering how far I could push it.

    How far have some of you pushed it and still performed well in your exams?
    About 9 like normal.
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    Trust me when I say this, it's worked on all three on my exams. Get a good nights sleep before your exam, at least 7 hours. When your asleep your brain processes and consolidates all the information you've learnt during the day. I've gone to bed worrying I won't remember the revision I've done and in the morning its in my mind. Don't do an all nighter, worst thing you can do.
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    Just go to bed as normal, do as much as you can and get up at about half 7 to do some revision in the morning. Sorted
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    I always get at least 6 hours. We don't want severe paranoid psychosis like our good man Siffre do we?

    Edit: I meant Peter Trip! Looking good me in this exam
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    Just sleep for as little as you like as long as you feel comfortable in the morning. I'm fine on 4 hours.
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    I always go to bed at like, 9 or 10 and wake up at about 5-ish and hit the Red Bull about an hour before the exam to boost concentration. Usually works for me!
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    I have an exam in 4 1/2 hours and I've still not slept!
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    I did an all nighter once for A2 Psychology, last exam wanted it over with and tbh I didn't revise much during the day so the night i revised like mad didnt wanna sleep and spoil the info in my brain so i went straight to the exam hardcore feeling like **** but just eat a big brekky i was k enough energy
    thing is i kept resting during the day so i felt guilty for not revising but i guess my problem is i just knew too much

    self taught and got an A..........
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    (Original post by IFondledAGibbon)
    I always get at least 6 hours. We don't want severe paranoid psychosis like our good man Siffre do we?

    Edit: I meant Peter Trip! Looking good me in this exam
    for me *
    howd it go
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    I had two exams yesterday (Thursday) and I didn't sleep on Wednesday night. I got through the day with Weetabix,Energy drinks and Coffee. In the exam I was able to actually remember my notes and essays word for word,I remembered names,quotes etc,which is something I have always had an issue with. It's a shame it took me this long to realise that cramming actually works for me. Before I used to always try and get 6/7hours of sleep the night before.
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    (Original post by NotSoCool.Fly)
    for me *
    howd it go
    Pretty well. All my predictions came up! But I did feel completely unorganized and my arguments were often a little undirected but whatever. Hopefully enough for a B (which will give me an A). How about you?

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