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    i put my soul and effort into it i averaged like 30 mins a day of studying chemistry only and i ended up with u and proper understood everything. im just so gob smacked because i passed all the other subjects WITh hardly EVEN REVISING! i only did like abit of revision not even a fifth of what i did for chemistry
    and for ict i ony revised last 2 days and last 2 days only and got 3rd highest in the class
    please guys if you could help me with some techniques you use
    because i dont think ideserve what i got lol
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    Did you get the paper remarked?

    Could be bad exam technique?

    Bad day on the day of the exam?

    I feel a bit guilty saying this but I did no revision at all and got an A
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    I'd query whether you did understand everything if you came out with a U.

    When I did chemistry I used the revision guides, past papers and mark schemes - the exam questions are quite predictable and the mark schemes on the exam board's website tells you exactly what will get you the marks.
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    (Original post by ketchup)
    i put my soul and effort into it i averaged like 30 mins a day of studying chemistry only and i ended up with u and proper understood everything.
    LOL.
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    Past papers and mark schemes are good.
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    Did you do enough past paper questions? A lot of A level Chemistry is developing the knack for exams and if you do enough practice, you'll become familiar with the question style and be able to answer more confidently.
    A good suggestion would be to take a question such as 'describe the bonding in x' or 'write the reaction mechanism for x' and apply them to lots of different compounds.
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    (Original post by ketchup)
    i put my soul and effort into it i averaged like 30 mins a day of studying chemistry only and i ended up with u and proper understood everything. im just so gob smacked because i passed all the other subjects WITh hardly EVEN REVISING! i only did like abit of revision not even a fifth of what i did for chemistry
    and for ict i ony revised last 2 days and last 2 days only and got 3rd highest in the class
    please guys if you could help me with some techniques you use
    because i dont think ideserve what i got lol
    By doing Chem A2. Seriously.
    By the time I had done the A2 syllabus I understood all the AS stuff, and when I retook the modules I got all A's.
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    Just learning the past paper markschemes should be enough for a B grade at least. Top that off with a bit of sound knowledge and you'll get yourself an A.
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    Maybe because 30 minutes revision a day isn't enough?
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    yh i think that was the problem guys thanx i only did 2 past papers and one of them was a mock and i didnt even bother checkin it with the teacher lol
    thanx people
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    (Original post by ketchup)
    i put my soul and effort into it i averaged like 30 mins a day of studying chemistry only and i ended up with u and proper understood everything. im just so gob smacked because i passed all the other subjects WITh hardly EVEN REVISING! i only did like abit of revision not even a fifth of what i did for chemistry
    and for ict i ony revised last 2 days and last 2 days only and got 3rd highest in the class
    please guys if you could help me with some techniques you use
    because i dont think ideserve what i got lol
    I studied for 8 hours a day MIN, gave up my life, always did my homework, made HUNDREDS of flash cards and posters, and got a B in A2.
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    Chem need more than 30mins a day. I spend about 2-3hours a day on it, 4-5 times a week and I still find it hard. You need to spend at least an hour a day on it and do loads and loads of practice papers (and check the anwsers).
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    I studied for 8 hours a day MIN, gave up my life, always did my homework, made HUNDREDS of flash cards and posters, and got a B in A2.
    inspiring
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    but how do you cope with the distraction people
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    Prioritize and know how much and what you're going to do each day.
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    30 minutes per day isn't that much, in all fairness.
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    (Original post by ketchup)
    but how do you cope with the distraction people
    what distraction?
 
 
 
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