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A lot of people from second year told me they revised two weeks before the exams began and managed to get a 2:1. Is this like a general practice for first years' or should you really put the work in.

P/S the first year doesn't count towards final mark in my uni.
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(Original post by 2ndClass)
A lot of people from second year told me they revised two weeks before the exams began and managed to get a 2:1. Is this like a general practice for first years' or should you really put the work in.

P/S the first year doesn't count towards final mark in my uni.
I gave one module a day's revision; didn't revise for the rest. Came out with a decent 1st.

It completely depends on your course and institution, and obviously you as a person.

My course was largely coursework-based in first year.
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i guess it will vary between people... like how some people wing gcse's and get A's
and some people wing gcse's and get D's & C's...
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I haven't started yet. I'm ****ed.
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I have one exam on the 12th and officially started revising on Friday. I'm not great with exams because I have a seriously bad memory. I normally revise nearer the time because it's fresher in my mind.

Not sure how I feel about the exam. In theory I need 12% to pass the module (need 40% on the exam to pass) but I'm pretty nervous because the past papers freaked me out a bit

I think it depends on how you can revise. If you put the effort in, you'll do well - usually. (This is based on A-level) I've never sat a uni exam :P
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I work best under extreme temporal pressure, so I don't need that much revision to get high grades.
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1st semester - not a lot. 2nd semester - more than 1st, I did make an effort but nothing extreme. Certainly not 2 weeks before the exams. I'm in 2nd year now and if I started revising 2 weeks before my exams I would consider that an achievement. I need pressure to work most effectively.
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Two exams, wednesday + Thursday. Kinda 'half' revised since thursday. Got exams on monday and tuesday after that, nothing done for them, not long to do anything in that gap ><

But i've never revised for GCSE's and A-levels, and i've got a pretty sound 'base knowledge' of my course subject (business) to atleast blag a bit of it (good at blagging). But still.. the worry is there..
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Exam thursday :facepalm:
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The day before the exam, usually.

I'd definitely work harder in the second year, though.
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40% = first year pass, do 40% of revision
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i remember last year i revised an hour before an exam and still managed a 2:1 :teehee:
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My first exams are over a month away, and I'm going to have to revise a ****load if I want to pass. I still haven't covered half of the lower limb yet.
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I took mdma 3 nights before, higher than I'd ever been in my life. Absolutely ****ed, it wasn't mdma but something else that basically had me hallucinating for 8/9 hours.

Couldn't work the next day, had the worst comedown on the planet, couldn't even sleep without thinking I was floating.

Managed to make it to the library the next day, half revised.

Got a solid 2:2 for that exam. :rolleyes:

Advice? Don't do that..
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In the first year i revised really hard for about a month leading up to the exams and got a 1st.

This year, its now 2 weeks to the day until my first exam (and they run monday, wednesday, monday, wednesday) so i really dont have enough time!
Mainly because i've spent the last 4 weeks writing up a beast of a practical portfolio, which is finally being handed in tomorrow
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Revise?

I have a second year exam tomorrow and I'm debating about Osama on the internet.

Although I did all the work throughout the year this year, instead of faffing about like last year.

Doing consistently well in homework sheets means you need to panic less before exams, which means you can feel great when you see all the people who did diddly squat over the year ****ting bricks before the exam. This is what's going to happen for the next few exams too, hopefully.

I worked damn hard this year and I'd better get a first!

(I do mathematics though so it's ****ing hard to cram... you need to practise it instead)
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(Original post by wanderlust.xx)
Revise?

I have a second year exam tomorrow and I'm debating about Osama on the internet.

Although I did all the work throughout the year this year, instead of faffing about like last year.

Doing consistently well in homework sheets means you need to panic less before exams, which means you can feel great when you see all the people who did diddly squat over the year ****ting bricks before the exam. This is what's going to happen for the next few exams too, hopefully.

I worked damn hard this year and I'd better get a first!

(I do mathematics though so it's ****ing hard to cram... you need to practise it instead)
I agree with that. Im hoping for a similar outcome - of the 7 assignments I have handed in, only one has come back, at that was 75%, I put in the same effort for the others so im hoping for good marks all round. It certainly does take alot of stress away from exams.
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The day before the exam, usually.

I'd definitely work harder in the second year, though.
Everyone says this.
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(Original post by -honeybee-)
Everyone says this.
Except I actually did it!
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To all you first years... enjoy things while they're easy.

This is what final year exams are like for many:
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