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    I'm a first year doing Psychology and I'm struggling with knowing how to study effectively. I do the further reading and add in details of studies and elaboration of theories into my notes and I thought I was doing ok. I was getting ready to start revising these notes in order to write essays.

    However, when I looked at past papers I honestly felt my heart drop. Instead of asking for general evaluations of a theory (e.g. Piaget) it asks for a 45 minute essay on a very specific detail of a theory and I just feel like I don't have the amount of information to write anything more than a 10 minute paragraph on and even then it would be a complete mess.

    I know the answer is - do further reading. However, when it asks for whole essays on something covered in a couple of sentences on the lecture and each lecture is 60+ slides long I don't know how to even begin to prepare.

    Any advice? All my modules are 100% exam based with 50% multiple choice and 50% essays. Thank goodness for the mcq.
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