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    Is studying/revising better or doing about 10 years past papers like 2 weeks before the exam? This question is really in relation to Geography......... Pls help, 3 weeks for my exams and i have not touched geography, i dont've time to do both.... PLS HELP ASAP!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks in advance.....
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    Get the basics into your head by studying, but dive into past papers as soon as you're remotely confident.
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    yeah past papers, its alrite getting the knowledge, but answering questions about the stuff makes it 10 times harder, because its put into a context.
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    (Original post by Knogle)
    Get the basics into your head by studying, but dive into past papers as soon as you're remotely confident.
    Totally agree.

    I knew basically everything there was to know for my Geography A-level, but I didnt do enough exam practice (especially on the essays) and really ****ed up my Year 13 module exams, dragged me down from an A at AS to a C overall.
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    A combination of both, ideally. If you dive straight into practice papers, you might find that you haven't got the basics covered and panic, or else you don't know how to answer a question and end up 'wasting' a past paper (because once you've seen the questions it's not as much of a good practice). Try and cover the basics first, then do past questions.
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    Yeah do a some revision then do a practise paper or two. Mark it and then revise any topics where you didnt do two well. Then do some more practise papers and again look at weak areas.
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    Unfortunately they test exam technique (too much imo) as well as your knowledge. But having knowledge doesnt help if you dont tick the boxes.
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    Don't dive straight into past paper, all it will lead to is question-spotting and you can't always predict what questions might come up. Yes, there are some topics that are always a favourite with the examiners but still it is better to know all your facts and then do past papers, but as silent ninja said above, you really have to write what they are looking for.
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    thanks for everyones advice, i think i will learn the basics properly first.....
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    (Original post by something)
    thanks for everyones advice, i think i will learn the basics properly first.....
    Definitely, otherwise looking at past papers will only make you panic about how much you don't know and demotivate you. As someone else said, past papers can be used once you've gone over the basics to identify the topics you struggle with the most and then you can focus on doing proper revision for those.
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    When i did my science modulars last year i did really bad and i had the chance to re-sit. I read through the pages in the revision guide then all i did was past papers and i went from E's and D's to B's :p: worked well for me! I suppose you get better at the exam techniques at the same time too.
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    Study first, then do some past papers with your notes, then try doing some past papers without your notes.
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    (Original post by ~Bex~)
    Study first, then do some past papers with your notes, then try doing some past papers without your notes.
    ohhhh thats great advice... y didnt i think of that

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    Past papers-but with the mark schemes. That way, you're more likely to learn the right answers.
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    get a bit of basics into your head

    then do past year papers

    then check your mistakes with the answers

    learn the questions/topics you got wrong

    understand why u got those questions wrong and understand how to get the correct answers.
 
 
 
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