Hey there Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

Lack of focus on revision at night

Announcements Posted on
Study Help needs new mods! 14-04-2014
We're up for a Webby! Vote TSR to help us win. 10-04-2014
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Memphis93)
    Hi guys! I'm currently trying to revise for 10 subjects, and I have to say the workload is pretty heavy and there is lots to remember. My first exam is in 32 days and I find it really hard to focus on studying at night, unlike during the day. Does anyone else find it hard to study at night or is it just me?
    It is obvious that your best time to revise is during the day and so you are just wasting your time at night. Try instead to get a good night's sleep then wake up earlier to make the most of your day. Your revision sessions will therefore be more profitable and you will be more relaxed and calm for the exams.
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    I did 10 subjects... it wasn't too bad. But yeah I found it if you just revised in the day and afternoon you could take the evenings off. It was like a working day.
    • 5 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Just study in the day. Get up at a reasonable time and study. There is plenty of time to study for 10 subjects if you do it everyday. Studying at night is just going to burn you out and make your studying the next day less efficient.
    • 7 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Then go to sleep kid and revise during the day. Being overworked will reduce your mental performance.
    • 11 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Just get up early, revise until 9.30pm and then watch some TV as a treat. All the best TV is on at 9.30 :ahee:
    • 1 follower
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    I don't know you, but I really don't think you need to be doing that many hours of revision and worrying so much. GCSEs (compared to A levels and a degree) are not that difficult. Most reasonably intelligent people can get A's in a fair few subjects with barely any revision what so ever if they have paid attention in class. For example, I didn't revise RE and textiles at all and got A's in them, barely revised humanities, biology and chemistry and got As in them as well. I am by no means a genius and went to a terrible school, no tutors or any help from older siblings or parents either. So if I can do it, I'm sure with all your revision you will do fine.

    Everyone has different needs, but you shouldn't need to be revising that many hours in a day and stressing out so much to get good grades. Around 4 or 5 hours a day should be sufficient. It's all about quality not quantity
    • 2 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Well, I guess I'm weird then. I find myself best in the "mood" for revising/learning at night - Not Late Night, basically 7pm-2am.
    • 5 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Last year during GCSE's, once the Easter holiday finished I was studying until like 2am-3am most nights. You WILL burn out. It might be alright now, but that's because you're able to lie in in the mornings to make up for the lost hours of sleep. You can't sustain a sleep pattern where you go to sleep at 2am-3am and wake up at 7am. But yeah, I'm most productive at night too! (although I've been really lazy tonight, which I am going to have to make up for tomorrow, but I'm doing AS now).
    • 2 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Memphis93)
    I get about 8 hours sleep (during the easter holiday) I go to bed about 3 am and wake up at 11 in the morning, so it's not that bad But I usually find it hard to go to sleep cause I'm stressed about the looming exams! I'm sure I'm not the only one feeling that way.
    Yes you can say that again! im quite freaked out myself but at GCSE level i dont think you should be stressing out too much, you'll do fiine!
    • 2 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by laura130490)
    I don't know you, but I really don't think you need to be doing that many hours of revision and worrying so much. GCSEs (compared to A levels and a degree) are not that difficult. Most reasonably intelligent people can get A's in a fair few subjects with barely any revision what so ever if they have paid attention in class. For example, I didn't revise RE and textiles at all and got A's in them, barely revised humanities, biology and chemistry and got As in them as well. I am by no means a genius and went to a terrible school, no tutors or any help from older siblings or parents either. So if I can do it, I'm sure with all your revision you will do fine.

    Everyone has different needs, but you shouldn't need to be revising that many hours in a day and stressing out so much to get good grades. Around 4 or 5 hours a day should be sufficient. It's all about quality not quantity
    I definately agree with you there, compared to GCSEs, A-levels are the hardest thing ever!

Reply

Submit reply

Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?

    this is what you'll be called on TSR

  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?

    never shared and never spammed

  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. By completing the slider below you agree to The Student Room's terms & conditions and site rules

  2. Slide the button to the right to create your account

    Slide to join now Processing…

    You don't slide that way? No problem.

Updated: April 15, 2012
Article updates
Reputation gems:
You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.