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jesus tell me about it.
I did 10 pages for History paper 3 then 3 hours of Russian I WANTED TO DIE AGH
no more russian ever again makes me exceptionally happy though. i burned the bugger.
I had Russian too. Was yours ab initio? And how did you find them?
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anyone doing spanish ab initio? if so, any tips on how to revise for it? at the moment all i'm doing is past papers but I'm not sure if it's particularly useful...
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Revision the vast vast quantities of information for Biology, knowing that only a tiny amount is going to actually come up, is completely soul destroying.

I planned to do it all in 2 days. It took a day and a half just to get through the damn CORE! Chemistry took me 14 hours to go over, this is beyond a joke.
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I'm finished with all my ib exams!!!!
HL Econ paper 1&2 exam didn't feel that hard... compared to the difficulty of the Physics exams lol no comment on paper 3 until 24hrs are over but I'm done with IB!

...although I still have a 4hr AP calculus exam to sit through
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(Original post by moneyballs2)
Revision the vast vast quantities of information for Biology, knowing that only a tiny amount is going to actually come up, is completely soul destroying.

I planned to do it all in 2 days. It took a day and a half just to get through the damn CORE! Chemistry took me 14 hours to go over, this is beyond a joke.
I know I spent 50 hours on biology at the start of the study leave and I'm still not finished, I still have to do human physiology, nucleic acids and the stuff about engineering stuff--like monoclonal antibodies,,,, ahhhh I reckon loock at last years paper, I know normally ooogenisis or spermatogenesis alternate each year, um defo study the hormaones and fertalisation. Photosynthesis and mitochondria, rna and dna replication basically thats the big markers usually, oh and flowering and I reckon maybe muscle movement may come up this year---that hasnt been on them in ages.
Plus Im at school tommorrow till 4.30 urrg 195 minutes for both papers hell then paper 3 willl be fine... I hope
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I keep worrying coz everyone seems to be writing so much more than me in all of the exams! Everyone keeps saying its quality not quantity, but still...
It's true you know, I write pages and pages and pages, but Ive been told I go around te point instead of just stating it, so just because your putting the point down immediatly isnt a bad thing. In fact it's more likeley your a lot more concise than a lot of people getting you better marks, Im just in a page writing habit I can not break.
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(Original post by Marisa_Grace)
I had Russian too. Was yours ab initio? And how did you find them?
Nope I do Russian Standard, I've studied it since Year 8, I think it's absurdly difficult now and I don't like to even imagine how badly I might have done >_< I don't need a particularly good grade if I do well in the others, so I'm not too bothered
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I hated that exam,BIOLOGY PAPER 1 HIGHER = HORRID like pulling my eyes out of my sockets!
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Is it unethical to take drugs prior to exams?

I'm not speaking about "hardcore" drugs, or to sound cool.

The purpose is to heighten the concentration... It's scientifically proven, the medicine that ADD/ADHD kids take, works for us normal people in smaller doses as a study drug.

Any opinions
Potentially, there's a huge ethical argument for and against stuff like Ritalin.

The effects of Ritalin are quite considerable at helping concentration, especially so in people whom do have trouble maintaining focus, concentrating or organising their thoughts - E.g. those with Inattentive ADD or ADHD.

The issue is whether people that do have a predisposition to lose focus and daydream easily should be able to take these drugs, whilst other people whom are more 'ordinary' are not necessarily allowed to do so...

For me, Ritalin is quite helpful. Before the state of my concentration and how I organised my thoughts and my exam answers was pretty awful, to the point where I would likely end up losing marks for not being concise. But now, my answers are at a standard at which I feel can better express what I'm capable of.

This also applies for revision. I would basically get distracted every 10 minutes by little things and before I knew it, it would be time to sleep with about a page of revision done!

Ritalin has helped me maintain focus on a set task quite a lot, but not fully. (Obviously if it worked perfectly I wouldn't be here now, I'd be revising for Biology Paper 3!)

Basically, for somebody that does have ADD, it's really helpful at stopping the loss of focus and just by being able to focus you end up with a huge confidence boost which is the second most important part to exams, after knowledge.

For people that don't have ADD, it's up to them whether they take the drug or not. I think that they'd end up with a possible advantage, but then what about those that are prescribed it for ADD, are they at an advantage because they are now able to overcome the distractability and focus?

I have basically made a really long and confusing post here, I apologise. Effects must be wearing off
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I AM FINISHED!!!!

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I AM FINISHED!!!!

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I still have French B HL to go. I've got a six day gap until Monday. Everyone else finishes on Friday. :cry2:
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One exam to go!
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@moneyballs2

Do you have ADD or ADHD?
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@moneyballs2

Do you have ADD or ADHD?
ADD - no hyperactivity, just the distracta squirrel!
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ffs hate how all my friends have been out this week while I'm home studying for ESS.
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Phew! Back from my time out from TSR now that I'm finished. I ended yesterday with my Bio HL Paper 3, so glad to be done!!

Good luck to everyone who is still got exams going and look forward to the long and well deserved break after :woo:
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Wait until a week before results come in. You start sweating and wondering. It's wonderful.
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anyone have tips for the French B SL exam on Monday?

you guys are all so lucky to have finished already!
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I've got French B HL on Monday. Gutted about the scheduling of the exams. Cannot wait for it to be over.
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Sick of french.
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