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    I am currently in my A2 year at college, and am very disappointed in myself for not trying hard enough in my first year. I got a U in Economics, D in English and ICT, and a C in Media Studies. I decided to drop ICT as although I got a bad grade, it was my fault through not preparing properly. I seem to lack the motivation to study whilst at home through suffering from fatigue constantly at the end of the day and end up wasting my time, not following up on topics I am struggling on. Some people, including some of my friends are technically branding me a dunce. And it really does upset me, I wish to go to University this year but unless I can crack down very soon that will not be possible. I work weekends so have little time for studying then, I seem to become to distracted at home with any spare time I have.

    Any advice that anyone may offer me with regards to:

    1. Using my time productively
    2. My fatigue/tiredness problem
    3. Removal of distractions

    Will be greatly appreciated, Thank you.
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    (Original post by C92119F)
    I am currently in my A2 year at college, and am very disappointed in myself for not trying hard enough in my first year. I got a U in Economics, D in English and ICT, and a C in Media Studies. I decided to drop ICT as although I got a bad grade, it was my fault through not preparing properly. I seem to lack the motivation to study whilst at home through suffering from fatigue constantly at the end of the day and end up wasting my time, not following up on topics I am struggling on. Some people, including some of my friends are technically branding me a dunce. And it really does upset me, I wish to go to University this year but unless I can crack down very soon that will not be possible. I work weekends so have little time for studying then, I seem to become to distracted at home with any spare time I have.

    Any advice that anyone may offer me with regards to:

    1. Using my time productively
    2. My fatigue/tiredness problem
    3. Removal of distractions

    Will be greatly appreciated, Thank you.
    You seem to be in a similar position to me. Honestly; it's not easy. I came out at AS with CCCU, and I knew I hadn't tried. Being only 2 UMS marks off a B in two subjects, I decided just to resit one module which I had gotten a D on.

    History I got a D and a B, Resat the D

    The way that helped me to use my time properly is have home for relaxing. I don't know what your free periods are like but mine are next to each other so I'll have 4 periods off...
    I used my free periods to revise religiously, spending every hour I wasn't in a lesson at school revising and allowing myself to relax. If there was something I wasn't sure of - I'd do it in my own time at home.

    I don't know what your subjects are like but I found planning essays, answering past questions, reading through all my notes and catergorising them to be so helpful.

    It worked and I got an A - still sitting at BCC now, but, 2 UMS marks of an A in history
    and 2 UMS marks off a B in english and drama.




    good luck!
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    understand the syllabus then past papers.

    i was hopeless in chemistry at the beginning of the year, then I picked up my CGP revision guide and chose to understand. I now scored 48/60 on a past paper, 41/60 being the A grade. Initially I was getting E grades in most of my class mocks

    so anything is possible, it's not too late, I just started revision last week

    oh and i don't schedule like most people, I revise what I feel I need to at the time
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    You seem to be in a similar position to me. Honestly; it's not easy. I came out at AS with CCCU, and I knew I hadn't tried. Being only 2 UMS marks off a B in two subjects, I decided just to resit one module which I had gotten a D on.

    History I got a D and a B, Resat the D

    The way that helped me to use my time properly is have home for relaxing. I don't know what your free periods are like but mine are next to each other so I'll have 4 periods off...
    I used my free periods to revise religiously, spending every hour I wasn't in a lesson at school revising and allowing myself to relax. If there was something I wasn't sure of - I'd do it in my own time at home.

    I don't know what your subjects are like but I found planning essays, answering past questions, reading through all my notes and catergorising them to be so helpful.

    It worked and I got an A - still sitting at BCC now, but, 2 UMS marks of an A in history
    and 2 UMS marks off a B in english and drama.




    good luck!
    Thank you for your suggestion Samus2! It's much appreciated

    Monday: Economics 9.00 - 10.30, Free 10.30 - 12.45, Media 12.45 - 2.15, English Language 2.15 - 3.45

    Tuesday: Study Day

    Wednesday: English Language 9.45 - 11.15

    Thursday: Media Studies 10.30 - 12.45, Economics 1.30 - 3.00

    Friday: Economics 9.00 - 10.30, Media Studies 10.30 - 11.15, English Language 11.15 - 12.45

    My college is open until 4.30 Mon-Thurs and closes at 3 on Friday
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    understand the syllabus then past papers.

    i was hopeless in chemistry at the beginning of the year, then I picked up my CGP revision guide and chose to understand. I now scored 48/60 on a past paper, 41/60 being the A grade. Initially I was getting E grades in most of my class mocks

    so anything is possible, it's not too late, I just started revision last week

    oh and i don't schedule like most people, I revise what I feel I need to at the time
    Thank you for your suggestion also, ilyking
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    Thank you for your suggestion Samus2! It's much appreciated

    Monday: Economics 9.00 - 10.30, Free 10.30 - 12.45, Media 12.45 - 2.15, English Language 2.15 - 3.45

    Tuesday: Study Day

    Wednesday: English Language 9.45 - 11.15

    Thursday: Media Studies 10.30 - 12.45, Economics 1.30 - 3.00

    Friday: Economics 9.00 - 10.30, Media Studies 10.30 - 11.15, English Language 11.15 - 12.45

    My college is open until 4.30 Mon-Thurs and closes at 3 on Friday
    So tuesday maybe use that as the day to catch up on all your big pieces of work to do? I find I work better at school, so I go in even in my frees.

    That's just the method that works for me give it a go and see what happens!

    Also, speak to your tutor/head of year and see what they suggest!
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    So tuesday maybe use that as the day to catch up on all your big pieces of work to do? I find I work better at school, so I go in even in my frees.

    That's just the method that works for me give it a go and see what happens!

    Also, speak to your tutor/head of year and see what they suggest!
    Thank you! I'll definitely give it a shot
 
 
 

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