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    (Original post by im so academic)
    10 hours? God I can't even cope with 1 hour straight. :sigh:

    For me, what I'll do is try and aim for 5 hours each day and increase that by 30 mins until the date of the exam. :yep:
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    (Original post by Ree-Shay)
    I have 5 exams in Jan & each I'm aiming for over 90%. So far I have not done much revision but i have all my revision notes done so I plan on reading through my notes & doing past papers.

    My aim is to do two hours of revision for each exam each day. Is this realistic?

    Also BUSS3 revision tips are welcome
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    Of 14-16 waking hours you would spend 10 revising...yeah right! Even if you very nobly attempted this you would not be able to maintain productivity/concentration or health for that long. Sleep, eating, exercise and relaxation are also necessary for exam success!
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    How much revision time would you suggest each day if i had 2 exams in the middle of January ?

    Right now, i'm doing 2 hours a day for each of the 2 exams. Would this be enough if i carried this on till my exams, or should i be aiming for more if so how much.

    Bearing in mind i have 2 exams in mid january, one psychology modules and one decision maths module.
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    Thats nowhere near enough. 25 hours a day or GTFO.
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    10 hours per day is simply not enough if you're aiming for A*s, you should be aiming for 20 hours minimum.
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    That's a ridiculous amount of time. Go out and have a bit of a life.
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    Diminishing returns
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    10 hours is ridiculously excessive and unnecessary in my opinion
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    I have 5 exams in january atm

    3 of them further maths ones. i do one subject each weekday, and extra on the weekends on my weaker subjects ie physics . i do about 3 hours a day, for maths i just do past papers and look over anything i get wrong...seems to be fine to me.

    10 hours :s i find it hard to take that serious and 5 different subjects each day is the absolute wrong way to go
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    Asian parents say 22 hours a day, NOW!
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    (Original post by Ree-Shay)
    I have 5 exams in Jan & each I'm aiming for over 90%. So far I have not done much revision but i have all my revision notes done so I plan on reading through my notes & doing past papers.

    My aim is to do two hours of revision for each exam each day. Is this realistic?

    Also BUSS3 revision tips are welcome
    That is faaar too much. So much so that it could actually have a detrimental effect on your revision. 5 hours a day will be fine, and in that 5 hours you'll do some effective revision, instead of staring into space out of sheer boredom!
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    and I thought aiming for 6 was too much.
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    since when are exams in january, i feel for you.
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    Fair play to you if you can revise during the christmas period i have a exam in january and the thought of revising for it through the christmas period doesn't seem attractive! But i will be aiming to do 2 hours of revision a day!!
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    10 hours?! Say whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat!
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    Enjoy the worst Christmas ever. I'm in the exact same boat as you, and after trying 8 hours a day, I completely gave up. Do a full past paper in each subject, each day. That is more than enough.
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    Agree with most of the posters above, it's possible and I have done it, but felt so burnt out afterwards it's not really effective. Apparently it's not effective to mix the subjects, so focus on one per day. And do make time for breaks! Just try and do it in shorter bursts I'm in a similar situation, so I feel your pain haha. Good luck
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    Ten hours is pretty intense! To be honest it is mainly about quantity. I can do 3-4 hours of good revision in a day and 6-7 hours of bad revision and the 3-4 hours is more effective. I also have 5 exams and it's so hard weighing the amount of time spent on each one. A couple are AS retakes. I'm focusing on all of them equally. I'm aiming for A's however..
    For me, a good day is at least 6 hours revision but obviously a lot of the time it's hard to do that. Practice papers are good. Going through practice papers with notes works and then doing it again without notes. I'm fairly slow at revising to be honest. Going to step it up a lot more when exams are within 1-2 weeks.
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    Some people are so over the top, if you are clever enough doing that much is so un-necessary, I have 4 exams, 4 subjects. So i do about 1 and a half hours of 2 subjects each day. 3 hours is more than enough
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    I would say that two to three hours a day is more than enough if you're a reasonably able and efficient student.
 
 
 
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