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    For languages, Memrise is an amazing website which makes learning vocab really fun (never thought I'd say that!). I use it as my "break" when revising, for like 10 minutes every hour. It helps you memorise insane amounts of vocab but it literally feels like you're playing a computer game. I learned 1000 German words in a week just doing it for like an hour per day. I can't believe it's not ridiculously famous already.


    Other tips: past papers plus the khan academy on YouTube which is extremely good for maths.
    Another really important thing is having a nice space to work at home. Buy or clear a desk, and make it a lovely work space. Get the app "stayfocusd" for google chrome to stop you wasting hours on Facebook/tsr during hours set aside for working. If you're practicing writing using a word processor programme, use it in full screen mode or get a programme like ommwriter which blocks out everything else on your PC to help you focus.




    Ironically I'm actually writing this post while I'm supposed to be working. But it's all true - I'm now on track for a 1st at uni and used to have a chronic problem with revision and focussing.
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    (Original post by eggs_and_bacon)
    For languages, Memrise is an amazing website which makes learning vocab really fun (never thought I'd say that!). I use it as my "break" when revising, for like 10 minutes every hour. It helps you memorise insane amounts of vocab but it literally feels like you're playing a computer game. I learned 1000 German words in a week just doing it for like an hour per day. I can't believe it's not ridiculously famous already.


    Other tips: past papers plus the khan academy on YouTube which is extremely good for maths.
    Another really important thing is having a nice space to work at home. Buy or clear a desk, and make it a lovely work space. Get the app "stayfocusd" for google chrome to stop you wasting hours on Facebook/tsr during hours set aside for working. If you're practicing writing using a word processor programme, use it in full screen mode or get a programme like ommwriter which blocks out everything else on your PC to help you focus.




    Ironically I'm actually writing this post while I'm supposed to be working. But it's all true - I'm now on track for a 1st at uni and used to have a chronic problem with revision and focussing.
    Thank you for all of this!

    I recently did my mock exams for year 11. I got a shock today when I received a D and an F! The two grades were from PE and Computing which kind of relieves me a bit more! But both mock exams were on things we haven't covered. For example, Computing we have done ONLY 1 module out of 8! And all 8 was on the test. Near enough the same with PE too. Hopefully I can still achieve the As and Bs for the more important subjects regarding my future!


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    (Original post by eggs_and_bacon)
    For languages, Memrise is an amazing website which makes learning vocab really fun (never thought I'd say that!). I use it as my "break" when revising, for like 10 minutes every hour. It helps you memorise insane amounts of vocab but it literally feels like you're playing a computer game. I learned 1000 German words in a week just doing it for like an hour per day. I can't believe it's not ridiculously famous already.


    Other tips: past papers plus the khan academy on YouTube which is extremely good for maths.
    Another really important thing is having a nice space to work at home. Buy or clear a desk, and make it a lovely work space. Get the app "stayfocusd" for google chrome to stop you wasting hours on Facebook/tsr during hours set aside for working. If you're practicing writing using a word processor programme, use it in full screen mode or get a programme like ommwriter which blocks out everything else on your PC to help you focus.




    Ironically I'm actually writing this post while I'm supposed to be working. But it's all true - I'm now on track for a 1st at uni and used to have a chronic problem with revision and focussing.
    Also do you have any advice on written language controlled assessments I've got one tomorrow and remembered about 1/3 of the text. Any tips on how to speed up this process and remember all 350 words?? thanks!


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    I don't understand how someone can need them more than another? I'm in an average family, they don't force me to get A/A* but they encourage me to do my best. At the moment I'm not thinking about going to a grand university, like the top unis as I'm not good enough for those, YET. If I get good grades I can finally consider it.. So... I WANT them to NEED them (if that makes any sense at all.)


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