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I fail academically time after time, what the holy heavens is wrong with me watch

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    (Original post by Genialtropism)
    - Study from the textbook by rewriting it all; because otherwise I feel everything becomes too intense..
    - Do past papers 2 or 1 week ahead...
    - When I encounter difficult topics, I get into a frenzy and procrastinate. ALOT.
    - In class, I just copy 'everything' (don't know how to make notes)
    - I have a circle of friends who don't have the same ambitions as me, and are rather stupid (they like me though)...
    - At home, I have this phobia at times, of studying, and have no idea where it stems from.
    - For Maths, when I get stuck, I simply wave my wings around and give up.
    - I am weak-willed.
    - I can lack motivation because I feel I could be watching the TV and doing things sooooo much more entertaining even if I get into Cambridge.
    - I've failed in the past, and maybe that's still subconsciously bugging me, and I don't know how to let it gooooo, let it goooooo....
    Okidoki, few things:

    You mean 1/2 weeks ahead of the exams..? That's ridiculously late - this should be months before. First step is scanning through all the syllabus and knowing all the definitions in the textbook and core exercises per chapter, then start prepping past papers; as a general rule, and especially so if you are failing, you should be attempting to do every single past paper possible. After each paper, write down what you got wrong, what chapter is that in and repeat those kinds of exercises till you nail it on the head. By effectively understanding them so well, you can't ever be totally surprised (or at all) come exam day.

    Secondly, set a certain amount of hours minimum to work on certain topics each day and stick to it. If you tend to procrastinate and find it harder, make it more attainable (ie say 2-4h a day) but the key is that you never do any less - and progressively increase the workload (similar to a gym workout, say). IE, Monday - 2h Business, 2h Psychology and mix it up. Ultimately it would be good to be able to increase it to circa 8h per day, or more.

    I understand that it can be tough when your friends aren't as ambitious, but it's really crucial to be able to notice the importance of socialising with them, but also doing well! At the end of the day, you will make friends anywhere with the right attitude, don't cut them out by all means but don't let them drag you down either

    The key is to put yourself in a positive and progressive dynamic and make steady baby steps towards where you really want to be. As long as you work a solid regular X amount of hours per day, know all the past papers inside out and take a positive attitude, then failures will turn towards success and even more success
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    Okidoki, few things:

    You mean 1/2 weeks ahead of the exams..? That's ridiculously late - this should months before. First step is scanning through all the syllabus and knowing all the definitions in the textbook and core exercises per chapter, then start prepping past papers; as a general rule, and especially so if you are failing, you should be attempting to do every single past paper possible. After each paper, write down what you got wrong, what chapter is that in and repeat those kinds of exercises till you nail it on the head. By effectively understanding them so well, you can't ever be totally surprised (or at all) come exam day.

    Secondly, set a certain amount of hours minimum to work on certain topics each day and stick to it. If you tend to procrastinate and find it harder, make it more attainable (ie say 2-4h a day) but the key is that you never do any less - and progressively increase the workload (similar to a gym workout, say). IE, Monday - 2h Business, 2h Psychology and mix it up. Ultimately it would be good to be able to increase it to circa 8h per day, or more.

    I understand that it can be tough when your friends aren't as ambitious, but it's really crucial to be able to notice the importance of socialising with them, but also doing well! At the end of the day, you will make friends anywhere with the right attitude, don't cut them out by all means but don't let them drag you down either

    The key is to put yourself in a positive and progressive dynamic and make steady baby steps towards where you really want to be. As long as you work a solid regular X amount of hours per day, know all the past papers inside out and take a positive attitude, then failures will turn towards success and even more success
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    (Original post by Genialtropism)
    Can I marry you?
    Hahaha, sorry I'm already (recently) taken - but I'm happy I may have helped
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    Hahaha, sorry I'm already (recently) taken - but I'm happy I may have helped
    Okay...I'll wait. Until then, I'll apply all the recommended ideas
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    If you aresaying you failed first of all, have you tried hard ? If you did no revision for it then it is not surprising at all. Maybe you need a private tutor if you did try hard. Or it could be thatthere are too many distractions??
 
 
 
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