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    I need to get 3 B's in September, my exams start at the end of next month, when should I start revising? How long do you revise/when? How long a day is suitable?


    start now and dont stop until your eyes burn due to sleeplessness :P And yes aim for As not Bs

    Its better to revise early rather than later because:
    1) You have time so you will not rush anything.
    2) If you revise closer to the time it has been proven that people do not remember what they have revised.
    Try to revise for at least 2 hours a day with breaks. If you don't have breaks then you will be cramming everything in and will not have time to process. Try to revise all the way up to your exams but when you are revising close to the exams it should be you just lightly going over things rather than remembering everything.

    (Original post by befahn198)
    I need to get 3 B's in September, my exams start at the end of next month, when should I start revising? How long do you revise/when? How long a day is suitable?
    Im kinda in the same boat as you but i reallly need AAA in bio chem maths for medicine
    i think you should start revising form now ASAP well make a plan today and start working from tomorrow study for 8 hours a day with breaks and do like 2-3 hours per subject and try to cover all the content first and then spend the rest of the 6 weeks doing past papers I also need you all or anyone who is reading this to visit the thread I started and help me out!

    thanks x

    Why does everyone think that the amount of time you revise is what matters????
    The amount of time does not matter!
    I could do 9 hours of revision a day, but it could be spent staring at pages in my book, not actually digesting any information!
    I could also do 1 hour and spend it on topics i know i need to improve on and it could be much more effective!
    Saying 'I need to do this many hours of revision a day' is not useful at all! Saying that you need to do a certain topic and actually doing that topic is useful however.
    Get a revision plan or spend 10 minutes every evening writing down what your going to do, and do that, don't measure the time, it is not healthy.
    Also, drink plenty of water and take regular breaks

    That question really gets on my nerves...

    Plan out the revision you need to do for the day and set yourself goals. I find this better than saying I'll just do 3 hours of one subject.

    I usually revise for an average of 6 hours a day and this increases during exam leave. Breaks are extremely important as there comes a point where if you've been revising for hours straight then the information will just not stick in your head. I usually take a 5-10 minute break every hour and ever since I started doing this I've noticed that the quality of my revision has increased a lot.
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