Do you print past papers and mark schemes off or just use them from your computer?

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Poll: How do you use past papers and mark schemes?
Print both past paper and mark scheme (19)
22.09%
Print just the past paper (33)
38.37%
Print just the mark scheme (2)
2.33%
Don't print past paper or mark scheme (32)
37.21%
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seems like a waste of time and money by printing anything off if you ask me
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i used to print them both when i did a levels last year. I hate revising on my laptop
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What Tallon said.
And I just use them from my computer.
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I already have past paper booklets from sixth form and I just use the mark scheme on the internet, the only things I print off are inserts for D1.
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Does it matter really?
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Unless it is a write in the spaces style paper, I won't print anything. Save paper, and just easier. I find if you go full screen, you don't distract yourself as much as well!
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I used to not print them but now I do as I find it harder to focus if i have my laptop open in front of me.
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I have printed copies of exam papers and use the marking schemes from my computer.
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Usually do all but the most recent (so now, for example, everything before Jan 09 and Jun 09) on the screen (full screen so as to avoid distractions), followed by printing off the two most recent papers (i.e. Jan and Jun 09) and doing them the day before the exam (find it quite a good way of preparing for exam). All papers done under exam conditions, with no checking of the mark scheme until I come to actually mark the paper.
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Print. School printing is free, so why not?
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(Original post by Gelvis)
I have printed copies of exam papers and use the marking schemes from my computer.
i do this too, we only do exams twice a year so its worth killing a few trees for
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(Original post by -XxX-)
i used to print them both when i did a levels last year. I hate revising on my laptop
Ditto. My laptop is horrible to revise off of because there are so many distractions on the laptop, as well as the fact that you can't relax and revise with a laptop.
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My desk isn't big enough to use the computer. :p: I have to take the monitor and keyboard off to do any writing, so it's much more convenient to have stuff printed.

Plus, the internet isn't there if it's on paper...
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Use them from the computer, and then use a piece of paper to answer the questions. Get the answers by reading from the computer too. Seems like such a waste of ink and paper, I had a friend who printed off every single past paper and mark scheme of every single exam of every single subject he did, wonder how many trees he went through.
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I print off past papers so I can take them to school/do them in the living room/do them in bed/wherever else I feel like revising :p: but I always use the markschemes online.
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I print the paper and then get the Mark Scheme from the computer
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(Original post by 03gshep)
I used to not print them but now I do as I find it harder to focus if i have my laptop open in front of me.

Yh i find it hard to concentrate on comp aswell. But i still do it on comp lol. Printing it out is waste of paper if you think about it. this is what i do, open past paer use pdf, then open MS Word and type answers in ms word while going through the paper. Then after you finish go through the answers with the mark scheme. No PAPERS Wasted!

Regards, Kmaster
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o please

will it really affect you that much

thss is really pointless
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If you don't print them off there's always that distraction of a) looking at the mark scheme while you're doing it and b) switching to another window and going off for 1 hour.

When I revised I printed out most past papers and did them in a quiet room. After each one I then mark them via the pdf file.

EDIT: Actually, I just thought, if you are doing essay like subjects, it may not be as important, but definitely for sciences/maths.
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