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    Urgh. Combined total of 9h sleep since sunday, no idea why, I just can't get to sleep and keep waking up stupidly early despite being knackered all day. Had to have about 4 cups of coffee to get through exams mon/tues. Thursday can't come fast enough.
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    (Original post by illusionz)
    Urgh. Combined total of 9h sleep since sunday, no idea why, I just can't get to sleep and keep waking up stupidly early despite being knackered all day. Had to have about 4 cups of coffee to get through exams mon/tues. Thursday can't come fast enough.
    This is how I managed a successful sleep routine during revision:
    - Absolutely NO caffeine after 6
    - A shot of whiskey at about 10 (this gives you an initial burst of alertness which allows you to squeeze out one more hour of revision, before making you sleepy and relaxed)
    - Some light, fluffy escapist reading 30mins before lights out (not TV/Internet, as the glare will keep you awake).

    Also I would go to the gym every day of revision, which made me physically more tired.
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    (Original post by Craghyrax)
    - Some light, fluffy escapist reading 30mins before lights out (not TV/Internet, as the glare will keep you awake).
    If I use the computer at night-time, I tint my screen red (being on a Mac, I use an app called f.lux, but there are others for other platforms) - it's easier on the eyes and I'm told it doesn't keep you up as badly. (Something to do with blue being the colour of the daylight sun, with red being the colour of sunset.)
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    (Original post by Smaug123)
    If I use the computer at night-time, I tint my screen red (being on a Mac, I use an app called f.lux, but there are others for other platforms) - it's easier on the eyes and I'm told it doesn't keep you up as badly. (Something to do with blue being the colour of the daylight sun, with red being the colour of sunset.)
    Yep, I also have a nifty app. It works out when sunset/sunrise is and automatically dims the screen in later hours. You're right about the red light/blue light thing, but unfortunately that only makes it less bad for keeping you up. Its no competition to being in a dimly lit room and reading instead.
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    (Original post by lp386)
    Micro was horrendous. Wasted thirty minutes on an algebra question which I (and the three others I talked to afterwards, all much better mathematicians) simply couldn't get past halfway through part (a).

    And the rest of the paper was pretty grim too. (I don't think it was just me.) But still - horrible, horrible, horrible. Don't even want to think about the possibility of not getting a 2.i because of it...
    I'm sure it was better than you thought - and if everyone hated it, they'll have to scale marks up! :jumphug:

    In other news, I am now halfway through this year (including coursework!) Exams were hard though - the first was just mean, with a question which always comes up being mysteriously absent, and the second paper just wasn't great. Urgh.
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    (Original post by Craghyrax)
    Yep, I also have a nifty app. It works out when sunset/sunrise is and automatically dims the screen in later hours. You're right about the red light/blue light thing, but unfortunately that only makes it less bad for keeping you up. Its no competition to being in a dimly lit room and reading instead.
    Oh yes, I agree - I'm lucky in having a really muted yellow lamp in my room, which is really pleasant to read in but if you absolutely have to have a screen up for some reason, red is better than blue.
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    (Original post by Craghyrax)
    This is how I managed a successful sleep routine during revision:
    - Absolutely NO caffeine after 6
    - A shot of whiskey at about 10 (this gives you an initial burst of alertness which allows you to squeeze out one more hour of revision, before making you sleepy and relaxed)
    - Some light, fluffy escapist reading 30mins before lights out (not TV/Internet, as the glare will keep you awake).

    Also I would go to the gym every day of revision, which made me physically more tired.
    Would probably have been worth a try but only one left now It's odd cause this is my masters year and it is really irrelevant in the grand scheme of things. I got a very good mark in my BA so this year was basically prolonging getting a job. I don't really care so don't feel stressed, but clearly am on the inside! Also think lacking excercise is a big thing, I play sport like 5 times a week usually.
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    (Original post by Smaug123)
    Oh yes, I agree - I'm lucky in having a really muted yellow lamp in my room, which is really pleasant to read in but if you absolutely have to have a screen up for some reason, red is better than blue.
    Yep, deffo!
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    Another one down, 1 more this afternoon, then a six day break. This morning's translation wasn't too traumatic, but the cricket school was cold.

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    Current reaction following my Equity exam: "I'm gonna make it...I'm gonna make it! :awesome:"

    Now to see if it ends like this:

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    Is anyone putting photos of class lists on a website this year, as someone did last year and the year before?
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    (Original post by lopterton)
    Is anyone putting photos of class lists on a website this year, as someone did last year and the year before?
    Why, do you want them to? :p:

    Zygroth is the person to ask, since he took over from Alex last year...

    (Original post by Zygroth)
    :hi:
    Sorry to put you on the spot - any plans to do the class lists again?
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    It's supremely hard to revise for exams when you already have a degree and nothing really rides on them.
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    Awful, awful exam today I had revised plenty of topics, but none of them came up. They'd massively reduced what the exam covered without telling us. So angry.
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    (Original post by Mrs Cullen)
    Awful, awful exam today I had revised plenty of topics, but none of them came up. They'd massively reduced what the exam covered without telling us. So angry.
    :console:

    If you're not the only one, I'm sure people will complain and they'll have to do something. At worst, since they should know more than the content of the syllabus, I'd expect them to be able to mark your papers based on what you guys learned from the syllabus, even though that's outside the "scope" of the exam.

    That's awful though. :sad:
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    what happens if you don't turn up to exam or final presentation due to "illness"?
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    (Original post by Mrs Cullen)
    Awful, awful exam today I had revised plenty of topics, but none of them came up. They'd massively reduced what the exam covered without telling us. So angry.
    Have you told your DoS? I'd make sure someone knows about it, just in case it needs to become a thing.
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    It's supremely hard to revise for exams when you already have a degree and nothing really rides on them.
    What sort of exams are these? I'm struggling to imagine a scenario in which I'd ever be induced to sit an exam unless something rode on it...
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    what happens if you don't turn up to exam or final presentation due to "illness"?
    Well if the illness is in inverted commmas, then its down to your college. If they're nice you can degrade and switch to something else. If they're not nice, you're out. If its something reasonably serious that you have evidence for, there might be more flexibility but I don't know. Best bet is to contact CUSU about it.
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    (Original post by Tortious)
    Sorry to put you on the spot - any plans to do the class lists again?
    Yep - was going to wait til my exams had finished before sorting it out. This is also my last year so it would be good if someone else could take over - it shouldn't involve too much more than copying and pasting some stuff to maintain it!
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    (Original post by Craghyrax)

    - A shot of whiskey at about 10 (this gives you an initial burst of alertness which allows you to squeeze out one more hour of revision, before making you sleepy and relaxed)
    Definitely trying this -- I need to eliminate the 'too tired to work not tired enough to sleep' stage which usually lasts hours.
 
 
 
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