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    HELLO,

    First I made a thread saying "1 month left" then everyone said "your going to be fine, dont worry" etc etc.

    Then I procrastinated, now im left with 1 week left until AS economics unit 1 and AS business unit 1, which is 2 exams!!

    What can I do with 1 week! please advise me! And dont keep saying "Your going to be fine" because then I will procrastinate.

    Please just put me on point.
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    (Original post by Shadow-X)
    HELLO,

    First I made a thread saying "1 month left" then everyone said "your going to be fine, dont worry" etc etc.

    Then I procrastinated, now im left with 1 week left until AS economics unit 1 and AS business unit 1, which is 2 exams!!

    What can I do with 1 week! please advise me! And dont keep saying "Your going to be fine" because then I will procrastinate.

    Please just put me on point.
    The fact of the matter is that you have 2 exams and 1 week to revise for them. Firstly, don't panic to the extent that you can't revise effectively because revising for and achieving good grades in these exams is possible. Secondly, don't remain calm to the extent that you don't revise because you NEED to put in the hours in order to achieve a good result. My advice to you would be to plan what topics you need to cover each day, and make sure you stick to it rather than telling yourself that you'll just do this topic tomorrow instead. That's the kind of revision practice that will lead to you being up at four o' clock in the morning before your exam having consumed several mugs of coffee and two pints of Lucozade. Just my two cents.
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    How the hell can we tell you what to do? you know the material and what you need to cover for the exam.

    I suspect you'll just procrastinate again like an idiot
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    Calm down buddy I have 7 exams in January and I've only really started today.

    You'll be fine. :sigh:
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    What have you done? You've done nothing LOL
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    1. Don't rush or panic. This will simply result in you not understanding anything, and it's better to understand some things well.
    2. Force yourself to sit down and work. Give yourself regular breaks, and make sure you are in a quiet place (possibly with music), with comfortable clothes and a nice drink, and just pick a topic and learn it. Then move onto the next one. It may help to have a stopwatch to time the time you have spent actually working, so that it's not all breaks and tea drinking.
    3. On the last day or two, rush through everything you haven't covered. That way you should have a solid basis, but still have a chance at everything. I believe that will maximise your exam score, though other people may say do everything but quickly.
    4. Keep hydrated.
    5. You will learn best by practicing questions, though once you have understood a topic move on.

    6. DON'T GET TO THIS STAGE AGAIN.
    (Not that I'm not guilty of it myself). Good luck with your revision.
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    (Original post by Octohedral)
    1. Don't rush or panic. This will simply result in you not understanding anything, and it's better to understand some things well.
    2. Force yourself to sit down and work. Give yourself regular breaks, and make sure you are in a quiet place (possibly with music), with comfortable clothes and a nice drink, and just pick a topic and learn it. Then move onto the next one. It may help to have a stopwatch to time the time you have spent actually working, so that it's not all breaks and tea drinking.
    3. On the last day or two, rush through everything you haven't covered. That way you should have a solid basis, but still have a chance at everything. I believe that will maximise your exam score, though other people may say do everything but quickly.
    4. Keep hydrated.
    5. You will learn best by practicing questions, though once you have understood a topic move on.

    6. DON'T GET TO THIS STAGE AGAIN.
    (Not that I'm not guilty of it myself). Good luck with your revision.
    Thank you this is better advise.

    I know how to plan, revise and study. The problem with me is "getting started". How do I force myself and study?
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    (Original post by Nitrogen)
    What have you done? You've done nothing LOL
    Yes unfortunately that is correct.
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    (Original post by 2ndClass)
    How the hell can we tell you what to do? you know the material and what you need to cover for the exam.

    I suspect you'll just procrastinate again like an idiot
    Use your english, to make constructive advise.
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    Come off the student room. Go to bed. Sleep. Revise. Don't leave it so late next time.
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    (Original post by Inverse)
    Calm down buddy I have 7 exams in January and I've only really started today.

    You'll be fine. :sigh:
    Whoa 7 exams!

    Dude if I was you, I would probably faint. That is way too much.

    I hope you pass all your exams with flying colours, and good luck with revision. Please DO tell me what grades you get at the end
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    (Original post by hello calum)
    Come off the student room. Go to bed. Sleep. Revise. Don't leave it so late next time.
    Ill go to bed at 3:30am then wake up at 9:30am. That's a nice 6 hours sleep.
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    (Original post by Shadow-X)
    Whoa 7 exams!

    Dude if I was you, I would probably faint. That is way too much.

    I hope you pass all your exams with flying colours, and good luck with revision. Please DO tell me what grades you get at the end
    Thanks man, you too.

    Well I have a feeling I will do well in 4 of them, not so well in two and completely fail one, so there we go!
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    (Original post by Shadow-X)
    HELLO,

    First I made a thread saying "1 month left" then everyone said "your going to be fine, dont worry" etc etc.

    Then I procrastinated, now im left with 1 week left until AS economics unit 1 and AS business unit 1, which is 2 exams!!

    What can I do with 1 week! please advise me! And dont keep saying "Your going to be fine" because then I will procrastinate.

    Please just put me on point.
    I've been there OP. You can still ace these exams.

    They're light modules, but you will not be fine unless you start right now. Acquire energy drinks. Get up. Work. Sleep. Do nothing else. Stay focused. Stay off TSR and off facebook. Don't overplan; learn until you know the topic, and then move on to the next one. Make sure you know each area properly before you move on; you may well not have time to look over it again.

    If you find that you're not going to be able to revise enough to do as well as you want to in both, throw one and resit. Better to get an A in one and an E in the other, and only have to resit the E, than to get a C in both, and have to resit both.

    Hope that helps. Good luck.
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    In all honestly, you're an idiot if you're blaming TSR for causing your procrastination by saying 'you'll be fine'. If you need TSR to tell you to get yourself into gear, you're even more stupid.

    Just get yourself away from things that distract you i.e. TSR, isolate yourself, organise what you aim to do in that day and do it.

    The only thing you can tell someone when they're procrastinating for no reason is to do it and it's up to them if they do.
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    (Original post by Shadow-X)
    Thank you this is better advise.

    I know how to plan, revise and study. The problem with me is "getting started". How do I force myself and study?
    Get off TSR, get rid of all distractions and then study. That is all.

    If you're reading this reply you're doing it wrong.
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    Yhh i agree with what has been said to a fair extent, because procrastination arises from lack of organisation. The only way in wich you can become confident within this week, is to rid yourself of distractions and PLAN. List your topics and address those first on which you are week. If you are planning essays and stuff (I'm not doing the subjects you are) I suggest looking through model answers, often given in textbooks. BUT the thing that helps the most is practice past papers. With 1 week to go, I suggest do 1 for each subject as a proper timed one like right at the end. However leading up till that point, just go through them, and look at the mark scheme, and see what points you are meant to include and where they award marks. Exam technique is of equal importance to knowledge.

    Work hard, eat, sleep and good luck
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    You have 2 weeks from today for economics, don't know about business and don't give a **** either :nothing:
    Hopefully you have your notes/knowledge sorted, do a ton of papers learn the mark scheme work on the evaluation and you can't go wrong in 2 weeks.
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    Get off TSR, and start. Its AS, you should know you just gotta get on with it.
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    Revise? I really don't like these threads "There's only x amount of time left before my exam! What can I do!?", well you can hardly go back in time, so the only practical thing you can do it to revise. It isn't that hard an idea.
 
 
 
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