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    I have my IGCSE exams coming up in May/June so I'm about to start on my revision. I've sorted out what I need to revise and I'm all ready for it.


    However, I keep getting this (emotional?) block. I feel like I don't know what I'm doing (independently studying is kinda a new step for me) and everything I do, like scheduling my workload, feels wrong and so I stop working. >_< Stupid, I know, which is why I'm here.


    I'm more or less an emotional wreck who really needs to sort this out and get to work. I don't even know what it is I'm asking for here, reassurance? Instruction? I'm really sorry for such vagueness.

    I guess I'm looking for general advice on how to deal with these changes and how to cope and revise with confidence. Any revision help at all, actually, is appreciated. Thank you.
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    (Original post by Shescal)
    I have my IGCSE exams coming up in May/June so I'm about to start on my revision. I've sorted out what I need to revise and I'm all ready for it.


    However, I keep getting this (emotional?) block. I feel like I don't know what I'm doing (independently studying is kinda a new step for me) and everything I do, like scheduling my workload, feels wrong and so I stop working. >_< Stupid, I know, which is why I'm here.


    I'm more or less an emotional wreck who really needs to sort this out and get to work. I don't even know what it is I'm asking for here, reassurance? Instruction? I'm really sorry for such vagueness.

    I guess I'm looking for general advice on how to deal with these changes and how to cope and revise with confidence. Any revision help at all, actually, is appreciated. Thank you.
    Just take a deep breath! YOU CAN DO THIS! revision can be scary and i know exactly what you're on about. I'm doing my A levels at the moment and at times i also get a weird block where i just don't feel like working! You're on the right track by sorting out your notes and what you need to learn etc. Next thing i would do, is come up with a realistic timetable on how you're going to divide your time up and how long to spend on each subject. I normally spend a lot more time on my weaker subjects than i do on my strongest. But some people like to spend equal amounts. At first, you may want to start off slow and try to get in the hang of revision (depends when you feel you want to start. (some people are like marathon runners and start a couple of months before hand and go steady whilst others are like sprinters - they start a few weeks before hand and do real hard core revision when they feel the pressure)
    Also, you can ask your teachers for help if you're unsure exactly how long you should be spending on a certain topic. You can also get ideas off your friends as to how much time they're spending - remember everyone is different though.
    Also, find the RIGHT method of revision for you - i.e. mind maps, re writing notes etc. This will give you more confidence. Plus, once you've learnt the whole curriculum, TEST YOURSELF!!! using past papers and other materials.

    GOOD LUCK! and don't panic!
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    Thank you so much for the post, it was really helpful, especially all the revision tips. I'm feeling a little more confident about myself now and will try my best because in the end, it's all I can do, right? Thanks again.
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    YES! exactly, just do your best and you'll should have no regrets whatever your grade at the end
 
 
 
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