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    Like MacSci - your timetabling is making me nervous! :-)

    I think you're trying to fit too much into the day. Try and cut down on your extra curricular activities if you can. Exercise is good for your revision, but only if you use it as a way to relax and unwind. I usually play hockey and squash several days per week but I've stopped now (well, hockey season is finished now but I've stopped playing squash) just up until exams are finished. I go for a 15 minute walk when I feel that I'm getting wound-up and stressed over my work, and I find that it helps me put things into perspective; I'm then able to go back to my work and sometimes I find I've understood more because of the short break.
    Maybe you could try that?

    Also, from my experience, timetabling my revision too much just gets me down. If I miss 30 minutes of revision then I get all angry with myself and I end up doing less. Stop trying to be too rigid with your time. There's only so much you can do in a day. You need sleep! Why don't you, say, aim for 20 minutes revision per subject a day, and if you do more than that then that's a bonus. For example, right now I'm having a ten minute break and I'm going to go back to revision for however long I can manage (I put Bach's St. Matthew Passion on and see how long I can get through the whole 3 hours of it. haha!)

    Just do what you can - rigid timetabling only stresses you out and then you'll get nowhere!

    Smile! :-)
    Clare x
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    (Original post by thegodofgod)
    Calm down - your timetable's too packed in my opinion. Cut down on the extra curricular activities on the weeks leading to your exams, and then continue with them afterwards. This will give you a lot more time to spread out your revision and relax more.
    Thanks I will do. How much sleep is needed do you think?
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    (Original post by mono217)
    How long do you have and how many tests?
    5 weeks [maybe a little more] and 5 exams
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    (Original post by mono217)
    Thanks I will do. How much sleep is needed do you think?
    6-7 hours per night is healthy
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    (Original post by LifeIsGood)
    5 weeks [maybe a little more] and 5 exams
    Meh you should be ok try!
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    (Original post by MacSci)
    Actually, yeah. Six hours is a good amount of sleep; you'll get 60 min x 5 days/wk = 300 min extra of revision per week. Start cutting down your sleep gradually so that you don't feel fatigued all of a sudden.
    But if you gradually cut down on sleep, you wont be able to concentrate properly. Everyone needs their sleep!!
    How do these people think??
    Honestly?!!
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    (Original post by Izzy17)
    But if you gradually cut down on sleep, you wont be able to concentrate properly. Everyone needs their sleep!!
    How do these people think??
    Honestly?!!
    So don't cut sleep?
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    (Original post by Izzy17)
    But if you gradually cut down on sleep, you wont be able to concentrate properly. Everyone needs their sleep!!
    How do these people think??
    Honestly?!!
    That's why I said 'gradually', like 10 min less every two days or so that your body won't notice the big difference. Overall, it will only be 1 hour less.

    Seriously, getting 10 min less sleep won't affect your concentration. Jeezzzz...
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    Just chill and have a kit kat
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    (Original post by MacSci)
    That's why I said 'gradually', like 10 min less every two days or so that your body won't notice the big difference. Overall, it will only be 1 hour less.

    Seriously, getting 10 min less sleep won't affect your concentration. Jeezzzz...

    So sleep how long????????????
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    I had thirteen exams straight.Now that was mind boggling...
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    (Original post by mono217)
    So sleep how long????????????
    Your usual 7 --> 6
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    (Original post by ibysaiyan)
    I had thirteen exams straight.Now that was mind boggling...
    So how did you revise????
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    (Original post by mono217)
    So how did you revise????
    First and foremost....
    Abandoned TSR ( nah not really)
    Just kept on revising all nighters... 12 hours straight + college time.
    I started with the relatively easy papers,made sure that I am confident with them.
 
 
 

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