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You've either been procrastinating, on holiday or had something better to do (watch anime in my case). There's a month left till exams start and it's never too late to start revising.

However, I think now is the time to up your game and start finishing those notes you've already started and complete those past papers. Stop thinking about how much you've not done and think about how much you're going to do starting from...now

Make lists for each day and I'll tell you it's the greatest feeling when you get to tick them off. The satisfaction you feel is just wow!
Believe it or not there's one quote from a CBBC programme that just stuck with me: 'If what you did yesterday still looks big to you, then you've not done much today' - It tells me that I have to work hard everyday If I want those grades I stuck on my wall.

Obviously take breaks, and If you're falling asleep or you've lost attention, then get out of the room:
- take a break
- eat food
- watch a bit of tv
- socialise with the fam
- sing/karaoke
- eat food

My point basically is if you want it bad, then you'll start revising now.

Ps: This thread was made whilst procrastinating. I'm back to revision now
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Good post :yep:

The recently-launched TSR revision hub page might also be useful for people to take a look at: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/cont...ips-and-advice
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Thanks,that was pretty motivating!

I do have a pretty robotic,quick and ridiculously effective revision method though.

Memorise the CGP book for a subject,then do 3 or 4 past papers.This has always gotten me A's.I really recommend the books.
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Thanks,that was pretty motivating!

I do have a pretty robotic,quick and ridiculously effective revision method though.

Memorise the CGP book for a subject,then do 3 or 4 past papers.This has always gotten me A's.I really recommend the books.
That's a good idea, but by memorise do you mean just memorise what's on the page or understand the content too?
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If what you did yesterday still looks big to you, then you've not done much today'
That was rather motivational, thank you Can't start revising until I finish my coursework so I better go and finish that today
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That was rather motivational, thank you Can't start revising until I finish my coursework so I better go and finish that today
No problem and yh courseworks are a headache. Good luck.
But the satisfaction you feel when you finish that coursework is good
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No problem and yh courseworks are a headache. Good luck.
But the satisfaction you feel when you finish that coursework is good
It will be, if I finish it today I'll reward myself with an easter egg
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Haven't started yet, probably won't start until exam leave.

I've never understood how and why people do so much revision. It's so boring and pointless.

Just do a few past papers and you'll be fine.
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Haven't started yet, probably won't start until exam leave.

I've never understood how and why people do so much revision. It's so boring and pointless.

Just do a few past papers and you'll be fine.
Yh not everyone enjoys revision. Not everyone can get away with a few past papers especially if they don't understand the content properly.
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what subjects are you doing to be saying that
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Yh not everyone enjoys revision. Not everyone can get away with a few past papers especially if they don't understand the content properly.
But surely you would grasp the content as you learn it throughout the year? :confused::confused:
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But surely you would grasp the content as you learn it throughout the year? :confused::confused:
If you've reviewed it or gone over I many times during the year.
Many of us haven't so we can't obviously revise the same way unless you've trained yourself to somehow do it
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what subjects are you doing to be saying that
Chemistry, biology and media
But the point of the post was to get you to start revising. There's plenty other threads for revision tips
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If you've reviewed it or gone over I many times during the year.
Many of us haven't so we can't obviously revise the same way unless you've trained yourself to somehow do it
Then how do you do the work? Surely it's a question of grasping the topic, applying it and then moving on. If you're having to learn it now then the past school year has been pointless. Revision should just be a refresher.
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The problem with me is that nothing I know of motivates me, well apart from boredom. Sometimes I just think "I'm bored. I might do some revision", and I've only just started my revision. I have lots of German vocabulary to learn
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(Original post by LadyUchiha)
You've either been procrastinating, on holiday or had something better to do (watch anime in my case). There's a month left till exams start and it's never too late to start revising.

However, I think now is the time to up your game and start finishing those notes you've already started and complete those past papers. Stop thinking about how much you've not done and think about how much you're going to do starting from...now

Make lists for each day and I'll tell you it's the greatest feeling when you get to tick them off. The satisfaction you feel is just wow!
Believe it or not there's one quote from a CBBC programme that just stuck with me: 'If what you did yesterday still looks big to you, then you've not done much today' - It tells me that I have to work hard everyday If I want those grades I stuck on my wall.

Obviously take breaks, and If you're falling asleep or you've lost attention, then get out of the room:
- take a break
- eat food
- watch a bit of tv
- socialise with the fam
- sing/karaoke
- eat food

My point basically is if you want it bad, then you'll start revising now.

Ps: This thread was made whilst procrastinating. I'm back to revision now
Wow, that was incredibly motivating! thank you so much. I need to remember that quote for the rest of my life.
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Then how do you do the work? Surely it's a question of grasping the topic, applying it and then moving on. If you're having to learn it now then the past school year has been pointless. Revision should just be a refresher.
With me, I'm fine with all my subjects. It's biology that's the problem. I've reviewed everything many times but seem to always need refreshing after a few months. This is one the months.
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Such a good post!!!

I'm going to make my plan/revision timetable today and start tomorrow!!
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has this ever worked for someone? Revising for one month and still getting really good grades?
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(Original post by AstroNandos)
The problem with me is that nothing I know of motivates me, well apart from boredom. Sometimes I just think "I'm bored. I might do some revision", and I've only just started my revision. I have lots of German vocabulary to learn
With you, motivation probably won't work then. What you need is a list and you want to stay commited to that. You want to at least finish that least before doing somethig fan.

Or my other advice is to get bored more often. Remove all distractions.
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