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    I've had a tough time with GCSEs because I have really bad anxiety and thinking about working makes me panic and go into a dissociative zone where I literally sit and do nothing. I'm trying to work past it because I know I need to suck it up and work hard, but I have immense difficulty getting started and generally just ignore my homework or coursework or revision. Any tips? I've got a fair bit of natural intelligence, but because I panic and shut down I don't know how I'll get revising - I get scared and forget everything!
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    Firstly I'm sorry about your anxiety.

    Although it is important to think about the end goal if it stresses you out don't think much about, you thinking about getting X amount of As isn't going to happen if you don't put the work in.

    I suggest you don't treat work like a chore, just read through the chapter and condense it into a double A4 page. You can make revision fun, watch YouTube videos if you want, using whiteboard pens you can write on your mirror, or even record yourself saying stuff. Split things into bitesize chunks and start up by doing half an hour to an hour a day. Soon you'll be doing 5 hours easily. Also remember its good to set both short term and long term goals so you know what you're aiming for e.g. learn ionic bonding and getting 90% on my Chem mock etc.

    Don't worry about forgetting everything, keep going over it and it will stick in your long term memory. Your brain will recognise it when it comes to your exam if it seems familiar so do lots of practice papers too.

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    Firstly I'm sorry about your anxiety.

    Although it is important to think about the end goal if it stresses you out don't think much about, you thinking about getting X amount of As isn't going to happen if you don't put the work in.

    I suggest you don't treat work like a chore, just read through the chapter and condense it into a double A4 page. You can make revision fun, watch YouTube videos if you want, using whiteboard pens you can write on your mirror, or even record yourself saying stuff. Split things into bitesize chunks and start up by doing half an hour to an hour a day. Soon you'll be doing 5 hours easily. Also remember its good to set both short term and long term goals so you know what you're aiming for e.g. learn ionic bonding and getting 90% on my Chem mock etc.

    Don't worry about forgetting everything, keep going over it and it will stick in your long term memory. Your brain will recognise it when it comes to your exam if it seems familiar so do lots of practice papers too.

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    Really good advice!

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