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    I have my GCSE (I'd ask in the GCSE forum, but it seems dead) english mocks tomorrow and I'm really worried about having to write for 2 hours without a break. My hand will be causing me so much pain. I can barely get through a lesson without it starting to hurt. Is it just something that I'll have to suffer through, or have you guys got any tips?
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    (Original post by Fragile_Illusions)
    I have my GCSE (I'd ask in the GCSE forum, but it seems dead) english mocks tomorrow and I'm really worried about having to write for 2 hours without a break. My hand will be causing me so much pain. I can barely get through a lesson without it starting to hurt. Is it just something that I'll have to suffer through, or have you guys got any tips?
    Try doing an A2 synoptic paper, where you have to write for 3 hours without a break.

    The only thing you can do really is pace yourself.
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    Try out different pens. Look for one that you won't have to hold so firmly when you write. But yea... expect suffering. My hand usually starts to cramp up after 40 minutes.
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    Try different pens, and find one that is very comfortable to write with... at the end of each page you write in the exam, open and close your fingers a few times, just to stretch them... Good Luck!
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    Practise. Work those wrist muscles.
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    the pen thing worked for me
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    the pen thing worked for me
    Same here actually, I bought a pen for like £5 that had a really nice grip/shape, made it so much easier
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    I've done 2hours and 45minutes and yeah, it's a *****.

    You'll most likely forget about it if you're really focused on the question though, and if it starts aching power through until you literally can't feel your wrist anymore and then it's all good.
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    i used to forget about it when i was on a roll killed at the end and when i stopped writing just quickly put your pen down and move your fingers and wrist around...i only ever used to use an hour and a half if you dont need all the time wouldnt be too bad
 
 
 
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