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    I usually get somewhere in the range of 85%-95% marks when I grind through past papers. I'm doing several hours of past papers for various types of past papers every day but I don't feel like my performance is improving. I've been doing this for a week already and I feel like it's not getting me anywhere.

    I always self-mark my past papers and see where I gone wrong, but my errors don't appear to be consistent across past papers. These errors always exist, and they appear to be in generally random areas so I can't target any areas for improvement.

    What should I do?
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    You're already scoring highly, which is why it can't be narrowed down to one thing. Save the past papers, so some textbook questions instead (for all parts of the course). Mix up content revision with past paper revision, don't target any areas, do general revision.
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    (Original post by HLN_Radium)
    I usually get somewhere in the range of 85%-95% marks when I grind through past papers. I'm doing several hours of past papers for various types of past papers every day but I don't feel like my performance is improving. I've been doing this for a week already and I feel like it's not getting me anywhere.

    I always self-mark my past papers and see where I gone wrong, but my errors don't appear to be consistent across past papers. These errors always exist, and they appear to be in generally random areas so I can't target any areas for improvement.

    What should I do?
    What subject?
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    (Original post by games211)
    What subject?
    MEI maths
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    why would you want more than 90% when there are children in africa starving
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    I don't think I ever 'revised' in a way that's not doing past papers ever. I always thought reading out of a textbook was a rubbish way of revising, it's just something that happens to be there incase you get stuck with a rubbish teacher. So I have to do the whole textbook to squeeze out that few extra %?
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    Are you identifying where there are gaps in your knowledge and then working on those areas?
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    (Original post by BitWindy)
    Are you identifying where there are gaps in your knowledge and then working on those areas?
    That's the problem, I can't identify any gaps in my knowledge. Most of the 'mistakes' I make are just sort of random errors that I feel aren't caused by a lack of knowledge but rather just random inaccuracies that arise from careless error
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    (Original post by HLN_Radium)
    I don't think I ever 'revised' in a way that's not doing past papers ever. I always thought reading out of a textbook was a rubbish way of revising, it's just something that happens to be there incase you get stuck with a rubbish teacher. So I have to do the whole textbook to squeeze out that few extra %?
    If you're really that desperate for above 90% (which isn't all that necessary), then doing some of the final questions in exercises in the textbook will help.
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    (Original post by HLN_Radium)
    That's the problem, I can't identify any gaps in my knowledge. Most of the 'mistakes' I make are just sort of random errors that I feel aren't caused by a lack of knowledge but rather just random inaccuracies that arise from careless error
    Could you give an example?
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    (Original post by louieee)
    why would you want more than 90% when there are children in africa starving
    This is totally irrelevant juss cos u can't achieve more than 70p

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    Im sorry but do you mean an absolute 90 or a one as such determined by the grade boundries of that years papers? because that is very good
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    (Original post by AsandaLFC)
    This is totally irrelevant juss cos u can't achieve more than 70p

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    70p? Mate I just found a quid
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    (Original post by Ifailedumad)
    Im sorry but do you mean an absolute 90 or a one as such determined by the grade boundries of that years papers? because that is very good
    I want to be consistently over 95% so I have that guaranteed A*.
 
 
 
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