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    Does anyone else find that the review exercises in the Heinemann P3 book aren't really that helpful? Out of the 80 questions in each one i've found only a few that are of a similar style/difficulty to the past paper questions. They're either really easy, more similar to the exercise questions; or are very long and involved.

    I've done every past paper question and understood all of them but i'm still stumped by far too many review exercise questions which does no good for my confidence.

    Has anyone done the solomon papers? I'll try those if people find they're useful, the review exercises don't seem to be helping that much.
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    (Original post by zoidberg)
    Does anyone else find that the review exercises in the Heinemann P3 book aren't really that helpful? Out of the 80 questions in each one i've found only a few that are of a similar style/difficulty to the past paper questions. They're either really easy, more similar to the exercise questions; or are very long and involved.

    I've done every past paper question and understood all of them but i'm still stumped by far too many review exercise questions which does no good for my confidence.

    Has anyone done the solomon papers? I'll try those if people find they're useful, the review exercises don't seem to be helping that much.
    thats because the questions are also taken from the old exam specs (pre 2000)
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    I thought so, the solomon papers looks quite similar- i'll probably just do those instead of wasting time on the review exercises.
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    (Original post by zoidberg)
    I thought so, the solomon papers looks quite similar- i'll probably just do those instead of wasting time on the review exercises.
    Try them all! the more qu u do the better.
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    (Original post by IntegralAnomaly)
    Try them all! the more qu u do the better.
    Ideally yes but i'm lazy and leave things too late. :rolleyes: I think its probably more useful to do exam style questions that are do-able rather than being stuck for ages on types of questions that probably won't come up :] I mean i've done about 20-30 of each review exercise but I dont think theyre helping.

    I take it everyone else finds that they do actually help?
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    (Original post by zoidberg)
    Ideally yes but i'm lazy and leave things too late. :rolleyes: I think its probably more useful to do exam style questions that are do-able rather than being stuck for ages on types of questions that probably won't come up :] I mean i've done about 20-30 of each review exercise but I dont think theyre helping.

    I take it everyone else finds that they do actually help?
    I find the the review ex questions are my 1st best source for practice.
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    surely past edexcel exam papers would be 1st choice, each to their own i guess. I prefer to have the model solutions on the mark schemes rather than the 'back of the book' answers.
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    (Original post by zoidberg)
    surely past edexcel exam papers would be 1st choice, each to their own i guess. I prefer to have the model solutions on the mark schemes rather than the 'back of the book' answers.
    but the review ex questions are past exam qu's(the E ones)
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    right. like you said theyre the pre 2000 ones though, kinda explains why some of them seem a little random.

    has anyone done the solomon papers? are they easier than the edexcel ones?
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    (Original post by zoidberg)
    right. like you said theyre the pre 2000 ones though, kinda explains why some of them seem a little random.

    has anyone done the solomon papers? are they easier than the edexcel ones?
    Not all of them are pre 2000 though.
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    (Original post by IntegralAnomaly)
    Not all of them are pre 2000 though.
    roger!!!111111
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    I've done pretty much all 160. It has really sped up my work.

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    i dunno from you guys
    i know ive grown from a newbie to an expert (not meaning to brag) after i finished all of the review exercise
    theres this certain urge that pulls you to do it..
 
 
 
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