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    well I intended to start doing a 3/4 hours a day last week but I got distracted, next week though...
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    I'm a private candidate for the A levels, have C3, C4 left for Math, FP2, M2, S4 for Further and Units 3 and 4 for Econ to go. 8 exams in total, need to nail the further math units because my AS Further barely make the 80 average, and I need AAA to make my offer.
    Been revising 7ish hours a day for the last 2 weeks, hope to kick it up to 8-9 for the next few weeks. Somehow I manage the 7 hours a day Mon-Friday quite okay, but Saturdays and Sundays I get a total of 3-4 hours in total, cause I just don't feel upto working.
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    (Original post by upthegunners)
    It's more than enough

    4 hours of effective revision would be plenty

    I do this: 30 minutes revision, 15minute break, 30 minutes revision, 30minute break. (Repeat 1 or 2 times more)

    For Christmas exams I took the approach of "I am going to do amazing as I revised solid for8 hours today"..ohh I was so wrong.

    Quality over quantity my son!
    Well 4 hours of revision is defo not enough for me.. I feel so guilty when I'm not doing any work knowing that I have exams coming!
    I do 2 hours of hardcore revision, 1 hour break... repeat and repeat... 7-9 hours revision done.
    I did this for my Christmas exams and turned out well



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    (Original post by wndms)
    Well 4 hours of revision is defo not enough for me.. I feel so guilty when I'm not doing any work knowing that I have exams coming!
    I do 2 hours of hardcore revision, 1 hour break... repeat and repeat... 7-9 hours revision done.
    I did this for my Christmas exams and turned out well



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    Well everyone is different I guess

    but after half an hour I stop for a break, then I briefly read over what I was learning the next half hour

    Repetition in shot bursts is the key

    And then about 3 weeks before the exams it's just a matter of smashing into pastpapers
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    (Original post by upthegunners)
    It's more than enough

    4 hours of effective revision would be plenty

    I do this: 30 minutes revision, 15minute break, 30 minutes revision, 30minute break. (Repeat 1 or 2 times more)

    For Christmas exams I took the approach of "I am going to do amazing as I revised solid for8 hours today"..ohh I was so wrong.

    Quality over quantity my son!
    I do exactly this technique, I adapted to this on Friday, thought I would give it a try and it's a lot better than just doing 1 hour straight!
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    (Original post by LaughingGas)
    I do exactly this technique, I adapted to this on Friday, thought I would give it a try and it's a lot better than just doing 1 hour straight!
    Yea i know! fab technique! I know I have done a solid 4 hours because during that half hour I am 'in the zone'
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    (Original post by upthegunners)
    Yea i know! fab technique! I know I have done a solid 4 hours because during that half hour I am 'in the zone'
    Haha yeah, will continue to use this in the week coming up, for now I'm just chilling, needed a break. I find 30 min chunks more effective compared to 1 hour, I tend to lose concentration after 30 mins. But yeah, still gets my 4 hours done, and I get a lot of work done in that 30 min period, which is good.
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    (Original post by LaughingGas)
    Haha yeah, will continue to use this in the week coming up, for now I'm just chilling, needed a break. I find 30 min chunks more effective compared to 1 hour, I tend to lose concentration after 30 mins. But yeah, still gets my 4 hours done, and I get a lot of work done in that 30 min period, which is good.
    Chilling this weekend or are you on a 30 minute break?
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    (Original post by upthegunners)
    Chilling this weekend or are you on a 30 minute break?
    Chilling for the weekend :cool:
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    I have 13 (+4 practicals) so im spending between 6-12 hours a day.


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    (Original post by LaughingGas)
    Chilling for the weekend :cool:
    You boss :cool:

    I am starting now.

    Cannot afford to take anymore breaks...
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    (Original post by Jatz07)
    I'm doing GCSE's :work: How many hours do you think I should do? I'm planning to do 13 hrs each day - I have 13 exams by the way. Thanks in advance. Jatz

    I did about 4 hours a day for GCSE's, you don't have to do loads as GCSE's don't require a lot to remember compared to A-levels.
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    (Original post by upthegunners)
    You boss :cool:

    I am starting now.

    Cannot afford to take anymore breaks...

    When did you start revising? Today?
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    (Original post by LaughingGas)
    When did you start revising? Today?
    Monday

    I kept on top throughout the year though. I also was doing Maths before Monday but that's because I am doing it over a year not 2 years

    When did you start?
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    I have AS 5 exams (including my French oral on April 22nd D: )

    I did write a timetable for this week but I'm struggling to remember what revision techniques I used in GCSE last year.

    Does anyone have a preferred method?

    Im doing French, History and English Literature by the way.
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    5 AS Level Exams...
    Have 6 hours a day scheduled but usually end up doing more... This is because I set targets of what I want to get done, and it usually takes me longer than what I think it will.
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    I'm doing about 4-5 hours a day. Thing is, I'm a bit behind with my revision timetable - anyone got tips on how to catch up? Shall I juggle with the timetable a bit and budge everything up, or do extra work for a couple days in order to catch up?

    Thanks x
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    (Original post by upthegunners)
    Monday

    I kept on top throughout the year though. I also was doing Maths before Monday but that's because I am doing it over a year not 2 years

    When did you start?
    Started properly on Monday, but I've done past papers and a few notes before.
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    (Original post by Jatz07)
    I'm doing GCSE's :work: How many hours do you think I should do? I'm planning to do 13 hrs each day - I have 13 exams by the way. Thanks in advance. Jatz
    I think that is way too much! You will just stress yourself out. You should leave enough time for things like sleeping, eating properly and excercise. They will all help you perform better in your exasm, not just continous revision!!
 
 
 
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