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    right so during year 12 I hardly worked hard and achieved BCDD. terrible I know!! Determined to do much better, and get at least ABB...but already I can't seem to focus.

    Any tips on how to study effectively and not procrastinate

    (Original post by anaighj)
    right so during year 12 I hardly worked hard and achieved BCDD. terrible I know!! Determined to do much better, and get at least ABB...but already I can't seem to focus.

    Any tips on how to study effectively and not procrastinate
    • Use the Forest App for concentration.
    • Don't slack.
    • Look back on the old content learn every Saturday or Sunday - pick a revision day.
    • Do all your homework.
    • Make a timetable for revision. If you don't stick to timetables then make a list of things to do and try to complete that list before the week is over.
    • Use your time wisely. You know how to be smart with things like that.
    • For motivation just imagine results day of how you want it to run out vs how it shouldn't turn out.
    • Enjoy what you're studying, you'll learn more easily. Think about it. You're never going to go to college/sixth form ever again.

    Good luck! Make the most of this year.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLwFbwPbqyY and other videos on that channel are helpful.
    I know you're probably starting A2 this week or something but I hope you recapped everything from AS in your holidays, that was a big help for me making sure all the AS knowledge was firm in my mind before starting A2.
    - Short study periods work best; the 25min study/5 min break thing works well for a lot of people
    - If you're getting bored of a topic while studying, move on, don't waste too much time on it because that's counterproductive
    - Make sure every past paper is done 2-3 times before exams come around.
    - Mix up the way you're learning, don't always stick to note taking, try YouTube videos, mind maps, flash cards etc etc
    - Find the time you work best at; my parents used to prefer me to wake up early and work but I realised it really wasn't working and I found I worked best from 8pm-1am - finding your optimal working time really helps
    - Make sure every week you're on top of exactly what you know and exactly what you need to improve - regularly checking that with yourself helps keep on track
    - Apparently highlighting things in yellow helps when learning?

    Hope this helps
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