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    Hello, I just finished my GCSES and wanted to ask all present and past students whether it will be alright if I study from day 1 from a revision guide as I cant be bothered reading the big 400 pages text(Alan Anderton) book my schools has recommended me. I bought the CGP revision guide for AS Business Studies and the Oxford revison guide (Economics through diagrams).

    So basically is it ok If i dont study from the big text book as I dont get anything in anyway and start studying from today from the revision guide (I started studying from revison guides like 1 month before the exams for my GCSE's)


    Someone please help me. Will this effect my grades. Please help me. Really confused.

    Thanks a million for anyone who does.
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    If the recision guides are the same exam board and specification as the exams you are taking I don't see why you shouldn't. But if the aren't for your exam board/specification then you should maybe have a look through the textbook recommened, if can't harm you plus your teacher has said it is the book to use.

    I don't actually do business, so I've never had an experirance using the revision guides.
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    Don't you mean "revision guides" twinkletoes? lol I agree with twinkletoes but there is no harm in studying from both.
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    Last year when I was doing AS Business Studies we didn't really use the textbook that much anyway - you'll probably find that you'll just be making notes from what your teachers are telling you most of the time..or atleast thats how it was for me!
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    I love the Oxford 'Through Diagrams' set, and used it myself throughout my AS-Level Business Studies course. In each of the AS-Levels i took however, there was no mention of purchasing, reading or referring to large textbooks - perhaps this is a convention of your college/school. Besides i prefer a combination of lesson notes, revision guides and past papers to really refine and drill down examination technique and core knowledge.
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    In my opinion if you use the text book for further description of confusing topics and using the revision guides for recapping as most of A level has already been covered in GCSE
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    The Oxford Economics guide looks quite good, I should buy it.

    And (according to Mike) the Business one too
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    Well, if you are not good at essays you should use textbook. I was myself using Alan Anderton textbook and it is pretty hard. However, it gives you some lovely phrases you can later use them during exam when u need 2 write an essay. U should better use revision guide for revision.
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    Well done, congrats...you have exactly the right attitude Mug it out of a revision guide, but if you get stuck on anything go do a textbook job. Most AS and to an extent A2 can be learnt out of revision guides.
 
 
 

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