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    Is anyone doing an all nighter tonight? looking for someone to keep me awake! I have my AS history exam tomorrow and i really need to revise tonight!
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    Doing an all nighter the night before your exam is not a good idea. Your body will just want to fall asleep when you are trying to answer the questions in the exam. Try to get some sleep at least.
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    (Original post by emily909)
    Is anyone doing an all nighter tonight? looking for someone to keep me awake! I have my AS history exam tomorrow and i really need to revise tonight!
    Yep you need to sleep, get off of here!!!! If you were proficient in all-nighters (like me) you wouldn't need to ask for help to stay up. How will we keep you awake anyway? Are you going to give your phone number out to a stranger on the internet so that they can call you and wake you up?
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    I did an all nighter before one of my exams in January... what people say is about being REALLY tired is a load of tosh...
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    Always find all-nighters are only effective for me if it's writing an essay for deadline rather than revising. Losing a night of sleep makes me slower the next day.

    Good luck with it, drink caffeine and eat sugary snacks.
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    (Original post by QwertyG)
    I did an all nighter before one of my exams in January... what people say is about being REALLY tired is a load of tosh...
    I disagree. Once i only had 3 hours sleep before an exam, and i was completely effed in the exam. I wasted 5 mins reading the first question as it made no sense to me, when in fact, it was really easy and one which i had practised on numerous occasions.
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    (Original post by emily909)
    Is anyone doing an all nighter tonight? looking for someone to keep me awake! I have my AS history exam tomorrow and i really need to revise tonight!
    Work from now to midnight, don't do an all nighter! You'll need to be fresh for the exam! If it's AM, go to bed at midnight. If its PM, work a little bit longer!
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    You only need 6 hours sleep to feel fresh in the morning, so revise all the way up to 1 and get up 7. Job done.
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    I have AS History tomorrow as well.

    I find all-nighters are possible if I'm doing actual work, but I can't do it with revision. I need my sleep so my brain actually works the next day!
    I do however have a rather effective method for learning huge quanities of information in an evening. I had to learn about 20 case studies for geog gcse last year in an evening. I did stay up 'til twelve, but I did it. I use mindmaps.

    Anyway, best get back to revision!
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    What I find with all-nighters...

    10pm -getting really tired. Wanting to sleep, f the exam etc. etc.
    12am- 3am peak productivity, get loads of revision done - more than you've done the whole year.
    3am-4am - exhausted. Just want to close your eyes and lie down.
    4am - onwards... wide awake, but really irritable. Your body feels shattered but you are doing some good last minute cramming and ready to get your exam over and done with.

    The real challenge of them is just getting through the times you feel extremely sleepy - I recommend getting a cup of tea and having a walk
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    All nighters work with coursework and essay, try this, revise till 12, get 3-4 hours sleep and then at 4 revise till your exam, you will feel refreshed

    i done an all nighter for my exam, trust me after a while your body gets use to it, you will still function properly as long as you avoid lying down or closing your eyes

    if you feel tired, walk around, drink something and try to take regular breaks, you will slow down during the night so try to take more shorter breaks

    it can be done
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    I'm assuming this is because you haven't done any revision previously?
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    (Original post by tom.west)
    I'm assuming this is because you haven't done any revision previously?
    Might not be, people sometimes feel like they haven't done enough, even after countless hours, there are some perfectionist out there
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    I did an all nighter before BY1 WJEC this morning.
    It paid off. I did tons of revision and I'm pretty sure that quite a lot of the work went in and stuck in, because I found some of the questions easier than when I was doing past papers.
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    (Original post by emily909)
    Is anyone doing an all nighter tonight? looking for someone to keep me awake! I have my AS history exam tomorrow and i really need to revise tonight!
    Same here, still have so much to go over:/ think i'll make sure to sleep for at least 4-5 hours though because after History will still have English to revise the next day
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    I think it's important to get at least 2 hours of sleep!! It just refreshes your mind slightly and you really need the rest. I never had an all nighter, but I did sleep for 2-3 hours some nights before exams.
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    (Original post by the man from space)
    Might not be, people sometimes feel like they haven't done enough, even after countless hours, there are some perfectionist out there
    I know, that's why I'm asking. If she has revised, even if she feels like it's not enough, then she should sleep. There's no point taking the risk in my opinion.
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    (Original post by tom.west)
    I know, that's why I'm asking. If she has revised, even if she feels like it's not enough, then she should sleep. There's no point taking the risk in my opinion.
    Even though i agree that she should sleep but the extra hours act as comfort in knowing that she knows the course inside-out, she could have a panic attack tomorrow as she could feel that she doesnt know the course well enough
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    I did this last week and do not recommend it. My mind went blank in the exam despite having revised the answers well and my concentration was awful. At least get 5 hours or so.
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    (Original post by moonymeen)
    I think it's important to get at least 2 hours of sleep!! It just refreshes your mind slightly and you really need the rest. I never had an all nighter, but I did sleep for 2-3 hours some nights before exams.
    I'll admit, I did this.
    I slept from 5 - 7am and was fine. Now though, I'm quite tired and trying to revise chemistry. Probably time for some more Pro Plus

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