Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    Hello TSR,

    As the title of my thread states, I would say that I'm addicted to revision!

    I'm currently in Year 11 and I have been revising for about three months for my GCSE Exams in the Summer of 2013.

    Every night I usually do between 2 - 4 hours of revision and around 4 - 6 hours of revision on Saturdays and Sundays.

    The thing is, I feel like I'm doing something wrong and feel quite guilty when I'm having a break from revision. Sounds weird, I know. For example, if I was to watch TV for 30 mins I would feel bad that I hadn't spent that time revising.

    I know this sounds absolutely crazy! I think most people have the opposite problem to me! Most people in my year at school haven't even started revision for their Summer Exams yet!

    Does anyone else feel like this too? Don't really know what responses I'll get to this thread, if any!
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by james-p)
    Hello TSR,

    As the title of my thread states, I would say that I'm addicted to revision!

    I'm currently in Year 11 and I have been revising for about three months for my GCSE Exams in the Summer of 2013.

    Every night I usually do between 2 - 4 hours of revision and around 4 - 6 hours of revision on Saturdays and Sundays.

    The thing is, I feel like I'm doing something wrong and feel quite guilty when I'm having a break from revision. Sounds weird, I know. For example, if I was to watch TV for 30 mins I would feel bad that I hadn't spent that time revising.

    I know this sounds absolutely crazy! I think most people have the opposite problem to me! Most people in my year at school haven't even started revision for their Summer Exams yet!

    Does anyone else feel like this too? Don't really know what responses I'll get to this thread, if any!
    I wish I had your addiction :cry:






    you Asian by anychance?
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    Haha! That actually made me laugh! No, I'm not Asian!
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Its great you revise lots but you have to work in proportion remember over working is bad too!

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Kajal Bhundia)
    Its great you revise lots but you have to work in proportion remember over working is bad too!

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Yes I know. However, when I stop working I feel bad - as if I should be working all the time!
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by james-p)
    Hello TSR,

    As the title of my thread states, I would say that I'm addicted to revision!

    I'm currently in Year 11 and I have been revising for about three months for my GCSE Exams in the Summer of 2013.

    Every night I usually do between 2 - 4 hours of revision and around 4 - 6 hours of revision on Saturdays and Sundays.

    The thing is, I feel like I'm doing something wrong and feel quite guilty when I'm having a break from revision. Sounds weird, I know. For example, if I was to watch TV for 30 mins I would feel bad that I hadn't spent that time revising.

    I know this sounds absolutely crazy! I think most people have the opposite problem to me! Most people in my year at school haven't even started revision for their Summer Exams yet!

    Does anyone else feel like this too? Don't really know what responses I'll get to this thread, if any!
    The worlds best addiction goes to...

    No, seriously I wish I had your addiction.
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    Well, you're probably gonna go pretty far with a work ethic like that :/ I only managed to get myself to revise in the week before all my exams, I can't imagine the self discipline you must have! What are your aims/aspirations?
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by james-p)
    Yes I know. However, when I stop working I feel bad - as if I should be working all the time!
    The thing is that overworking is counterproductive so it's not exactly going to maximise your performance, you'd need to give yourself a break once in a while to do that. Good luck anyway
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Dr. Django)
    Well, you're probably gonna go pretty far with a work ethic like that :/ I only managed to get myself to revise in the week before all my exams, I can't imagine the self discipline you must have! What are your aims/aspirations?
    Thanks very much, I've had a similar work ethic from when I first started school really.

    Although, I'm not very ambitious in terms of aspirations. I want to be a teacher
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    Go outside for reasons other than school?
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    How long have you been revising for/since?
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by snailsareslimy)
    How long have you been revising for/since?
    Sorry, not really sure what you mean.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Miracle Day)
    Go outside for reasons other than school?
    Haha! That's what my mates would say!
    • Section Leader
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    Section Leader
    It was the opposite for me.
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Kajal Bhundia)
    Its great you revise lots but you have to work in proportion remember over working is bad too!

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    I don't see why over-working should be bad.

    (Original post by james-p)
    Yes I know. However, when I stop working I feel bad - as if I should be working all the time!
    This is a good thing, though perhaps it's superfluous at the GCSE stage. Just make sure you also remember how to have a life after exams, because in the end they aren't everything - but if they are for 5 months and you reap the rewards then good for you!
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Big-Daddy)
    I don't see why over-working should be bad.



    This is a good thing, though perhaps it's superfluous at the GCSE stage. Just make sure you also remember how to have a life after exams, because in the end they aren't everything - but if they are for 5 months and you reap the rewards then good for you!
    Thank you very much. Some helpful advice given
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by james-p)
    Hello TSR,

    As the title of my thread states, I would say that I'm addicted to revision!

    I'm currently in Year 11 and I have been revising for about three months for my GCSE Exams in the Summer of 2013.

    Every night I usually do between 2 - 4 hours of revision and around 4 - 6 hours of revision on Saturdays and Sundays.

    The thing is, I feel like I'm doing something wrong and feel quite guilty when I'm having a break from revision. Sounds weird, I know. For example, if I was to watch TV for 30 mins I would feel bad that I hadn't spent that time revising.

    I know this sounds absolutely crazy! I think most people have the opposite problem to me! Most people in my year at school haven't even started revision for their Summer Exams yet!

    Does anyone else feel like this too? Don't really know what responses I'll get to this thread, if any!
    Why dont you make a revision plan? Thats what stops me feeling like I should be revising, as I know what I need to do each day.

    This was posted from The Student Room's Android App on my GT-S6500
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    I really wish I had your addiction, really. I envy you

    Think of it as a positive and don't feel guilty taking time off from revision. You'll be laughing your way to the exam room when the summer comes and make things much easier for you. Keep at it
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by james-p)
    Sorry, not really sure what you mean.
    When did you start revising for GCSE's? Like start of term, Halloween etc.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by snailsareslimy)
    When did you start revising for GCSE's? Like start of term, Halloween etc.
    I started around October sort of time.
 
 
 

1,776

students online now

800,000+

Exam discussions

Find your exam discussion here

Poll
Should predicted grades be removed from the uni application process
Useful revision links

Articles

Writing revision notes

Our top revision articles

Tips and advice on making the most of your study time.

Boomarked book

Superpowered study

Take the hard work out of revising with our masterplan.

Rosette

Essay expert

Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

Can you help? Study Help unanswered threadsStudy Help rules and posting guidelines

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.