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I keep seeing the term "hardcore revision" across various threads, but what exactly does that consist of? Somebody wrote in a thread how they have been making notes but haven't started hardcore revision yet - surely making notes is hardcore revision?

I am at A2 and my exams start June 2nd. I have took the first week of the holidays off to relax after a failed attempt to revise on Monday, but I will start my revision schedule this Monday and plan on highlight the revision guide for English, taking notes and creating mind maps for politics, and taking notes for history.

Would that be considered hardcore revision?

Also, is 7 weeks enough for 4 exams? I had 5 last year and revised 5 weeks before and ended up with ACC (one of the Cs was 1mk off of a B). Hoping to get ABB/ABC this year.
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When I say I'm going hardcore it means I'm doing a lot of revision in one day so like a lot of subjects so maybe 8 or so hours of learning/past papers not writing any notes
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Revision while watching hardcore pornography.

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For me, it means doing a lot in a day, often through into the night, staying awake on coffee and sugar.
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I would consider hardcore revision as 7/8 hours + a day.


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Normal revision - e.g afterschool,normally 2/3 hours, can possibly get a bit distracted, still revising but not hugely effective

Hardcore revision - at least half a days worth (6+ hours) of totally committed and focused revision, no distractions (except within breaks) , really learning everything, making sure I 100% understand everything. I did this all last week (and this week) except Saturdays :P
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I have been taking notes on my subjects (exc. English) for the past 5 weeks on weekends, and I have now condensed the politics and history official textbooks into note form. Part of my revision plan is to do the same to the unofficial history textbook, but that seems a waste of time - would you agree?

Would you say learning it by just handwriting a chapter of the revision motes each day would help stick in my mind opposed to starting a new task?
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Normal revision - e.g afterschool,normally 2/3 hours, can possibly get a bit distracted, still revising but not hugely effective

Hardcore revision - at least half a days worth (6+ hours) of totally committed and focused revision, no distractions (except within breaks) , really learning everything, making sure I 100% understand everything. I did this all last week (and this week) except Saturdays :P
When is your first exam? What level are you at - A2 or AS?
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My friend did that last year. He ended up with a B, a D, an S, and an M.
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My friend did that last year. He ended up with a B, a D, an S, and an M.
Another friend of mine ended up with A, N, A, and L.
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Another friend of mine ended up with A, N, A, and L.
Another friend of mine ended up with AIDs...and AAB at A level
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(Original post by MSc0tt)
I keep seeing the term "hardcore revision" across various threads, but what exactly does that consist of? Somebody wrote in a thread how they have been making notes but haven't started hardcore revision yet - surely making notes is hardcore revision?

I am at A2 and my exams start June 2nd. I have took the first week of the holidays off to relax after a failed attempt to revise on Monday, but I will start my revision schedule this Monday and plan on highlight the revision guide for English, taking notes and creating mind maps for politics, and taking notes for history.

Would that be considered hardcore revision?

Also, is 7 weeks enough for 4 exams? I had 5 last year and revised 5 weeks before and ended up with ACC (one of the Cs was 1mk off of a B). Hoping to get ABB/ABC this year.
Hardcore revision = inefficient revision = cramming
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Hardcore revision = inefficient revision = cramming
My revision schedule for tomorrow is:

10:00 - 12:00 - English
• Read and highlight the 40 page scene summaries and commentaries chapter.
• Re-read Act 1 of the play during reading time.

12:00 - 12:30 - Lunch

12:30 - 14:30 - Politics
• Create a mind map overview of Topic 1
• Read and take notes from the revision guide
• Copy revision notes by hand

14:30 - 15;00 - Break

15:00 - 17:00 - History
• Read and take notes from the unofficial textbook

17:00 - 19:00 -Break

19:00 - 21:00 - Reading Time
• Re-read act 1 of the play
• Read 15 pages of the history book


good plan?
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Another friend of mine ended up with AIDs...and AAB at A level
Oh dude that wasn't funny.
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Ham mode


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I find hardcore revision doesn't work for me because I get restless and fidget then I get distracted by the Internet (like now) and I do nothing
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It's exactly the same but the books don't wear dustjackets.
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You must be one shielded child if you never heard of the term hardcore.
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When is your first exam? What level are you at - A2 or AS?
Doing A2s, maths (edexcel) biology (OCR) and chemistry (OCR B). Got 10 exams in total as 3 resits, 1st one is 22nd May, last is 20th June, predicted A*AA - oh the fun!
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I've never really done hardcore revision, I think it's better to stagger it out.
Well, it seems to work for me anyway - I don't think I'd have the concentration to spend the whole day revising.
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My Timetable:

00:00 Wake Up
23:59 Rest

REVISE IN YOUR 1 MINUTE BREAK

This is what I call HARDCORE REVISION.
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