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    When I revise I get really twitchy, fed up, can't concentrate, end up feeling blue and like there's nothing to life anymore except sitting at a desk. When I don't revise or am taking a break I just float around not really enjoying anything, and feeling guilty that I'm not revising. I'm doing A2s in bio, chem and maths, waiting on interview outcomes to study medicine. I did well at AS, got AAAAA, and am predicted A*A*A*, but got a D in a maths January module so am retaking it.

    When you feel like this, how do you snap out of it, and get through exam periods with good grades without struggling so much?? I got like this last summer and somehow did well without revising as much as I should have, but my hair was falling out and I felt almost constantly numb. I've tried going jogging/ cycling but it doesn't help much. If I'm feeling like this now, I can't help but think maybe a stressful, work-heavy course like medicine isn't for me after all.

    Seriously, how do you all cope with exams and get down? What are your personal methods?
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    I listen to music and watch films while revising.
    It means working at 70% capacity, but it's way easier, funner and bearable for longer periods of time.
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    (Original post by placenta medicae talpae)
    I listen to music and watch films while revising.
    It means working at 70% capacity, but it's way easier, funner and bearable for longer periods of time.
    Thanks for the reply only, don't you get really distracted if you do that? Or can you actually remember the things you were revising when watching a film at the same time?

    Anyone else got anything that works well for them?
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    (Original post by placenta medicae talpae)
    I listen to music and watch films while revising.
    It means working at 70% capacity, but it's way easier, funner and bearable for longer periods of time.
    How can you do that? I can hardly concentrate on just one thing.

    I usually just eat and sit there for hours as long as it takes for me to concentrate. Or I just copy everything out and then read it loads of times and do a few worksheets. Another thing you can do is revise for a subject you like first then go on to the boring ones after.
 
 
 
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