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If your doing GCSE this year how are you keeping up with work and revising effectively. Any good revision tips?
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What I do:
Revise everyday for roughly an hour, normally make notes on index cards according to the specification.
I do mindmaps for subjects like English Literature and Geography.
In February, I plan to be done with everything and will start doing past papers. Past papers will save your life.

Revision tips:
- Have snacks at the ready
- Have a quiet work space
- Take regular breaks - I use the pomodoro technique (Google it)
- Don't overwork yourself - I find more than 3 hours to be overkill.

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Good luck.
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I make notes on all the topics from the beginning. then i read them every day, then do past papers
im usually always at my desk so i do a mix of procrastinating on the computer then look down onto my notes now and again, it works for me but probably not the best way
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Hi! I have my exams this year too! Usually I make notes from my revision guides, and watch revision videos on youtube especially for science. If I can, I'll have a go at some questions. I'm looking for new techniques though!

Good luck in your studies!
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(Original post by katerebecca)
Hi! I have my exams this year too! Usually I make notes from my revision guides, and watch revision videos on youtube especially for science. If I can, I'll have a go at some questions. I'm looking for new techniques though!

Good luck in your studies!
thanks! and goof luck to you too
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I'm gonna be sitting my exams this year, and I didn't really know how I'd tackle exams and stuff. I had a bit of a taster with the mocks and I was just revising all day, it wasn't ideal but I wanted to do well! I think having a general timetable helped. It wasn't set in stone but I had a general idea of what I needed to get done, and this helped quite a bit.

Deactivating some of my social media accounts saved me a couple of hours of each day of procrastinating -- which could be spent revising, or relaxing

I'm still exploring the best techniques for things like science, as I feel I've mastered the technique for revising for subjects like History, RE, and Maths. I don't really need to revise Computer Science, and I have a book to help me out with English. I don't know about French, but I hope I'll figure it out.

I think what works for me best is having a sense of fluidity when revising, not feeling bound by a timetable; the feeling of knowing what I need to go over, not forcing myself to go over things I already know.

I just can't wait till all my coursework is done and up to the highest level I can get it to, so I can focus on the actual exam.

Good luck to you in your exams, all the best!
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