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    (Original post by High Stakes)
    Either way, just making notes = pointless.
    What do you do instead then?
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    (Original post by Kozmo)
    What do you do instead then?
    Nothing special.

    1) Skim through.
    2) Read & annotate.
    3) Make up my own questions based on what I've learned. For instance today I was revising the properties of group 2 metals so I would write "How does the solubility of the metal hydroxides vary down the group?". Under it I would write my answer based on what I've learned before checking it with the content to make sure I didn't miss anything!
    4) Say things out loud to engage my other senses as well.
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    (Original post by Kozmo)
    What do you do instead then?
    Past papers. Loads of past papers.
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    This is on average:

    English - One and a half hours.
    History - Two hours.
    Politics- Two hours.
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    4 hours a day 6 months before exams. A*A*A from AABC at AS.
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    ...I consider getting an hour of solid revision done a productive day...
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    (Original post by High Stakes)
    Either way, just making notes = pointless.
    I would disagree with you on this tbh, people learn in different ways and for some people (myself included) making notes is more than enough to be able to recall and understand the content. Obviously once you know the content you still need to do papers etc but you can't really say that any one revision technique is better/worse than any other because everyone learns differently, you just have to find what works for you.
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    (Original post by socialist96)
    24/7 24 days a week, 7 hours a day.


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    I do a similar amount to this......Think it gives you time to do other things also.

    But ive been spending hours on this essay. How would you al answer this

    1. To what extent was it America’s failure to properly understand legitimate Sovietsecurity interests that brought about the Cold War?

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    (Original post by TitanCream)
    This is on average:

    English - One and a half hours.
    History - Two hours.
    Politics- Two hours.
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    I'm doing A2 privately here, so about 8 hours a day.
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    (Original post by samb1234)
    I would disagree with you on this tbh, people learn in different ways and for some people (myself included) making notes is more than enough to be able to recall and understand the content. Obviously once you know the content you still need to do papers etc but you can't really say that any one revision technique is better/worse than any other because everyone learns differently, you just have to find what works for you.
    Yeah but making notes is not a revision technique. You are transcribing what it said in the textbook.

    IF you are reading the textbook, understanding what is being said and then making notes in your own words describing what you need to know. Then you are doing something else on top of making notes. You're engaging the text.

    The person I was quoting said they were just typing up notes. There is barely any engagement with the text.
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    (Original post by High Stakes)
    Yeah but making notes is not a revision technique. You are transcribing what it said in the textbook.

    IF you are reading the textbook, understanding what is being said and then making notes in your own words describing what you need to know. Then you are doing something else on top of making notes. You're engaging the text.

    The person I was quoting said they were just typing up notes. There is barely any engagement with the text.
    Yeah I agree with you, my definition of making notes was just different to yours i guess (i consider making notes as condensing info from various sources into your own words etc) but I agree that if you're just copying the text book word for word there are more efficient ways of doing it
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    Well i'm totally lazy and never do any until about a month before the exams when i make sure i do every past paper. Got AABB(Maths, chemistry, further maths, physics) in my AS levels last year - probably not the best way of revising but i find the pressure works
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    (Original post by Shiv is Light)
    Dayyummm :eek::adore::adore::adore: i think thats too much, are you able to retain info and not have fatigue?
    I was doing the same amount and still didn't feel it was enough lol. You don't get fatigue if you separate your time out. So I used to do:

    25mins - revision
    5min - break

    Do this four times until you reach two hours, then take a 30 min break. It's so efficient and you manage to get lots done.
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    (Original post by Hanya Pouncey)
    I was doing the same amount and still didn't feel it was enough lol. You don't get fatigue if you separate your time out. So I used to do:

    25mins - revision
    5min - break

    Do this four times until you reach two hours, then take a 30 min break. It's so efficient and you manage to get lots done.
    oh yes, the pomodoro technique. The thing is when I take a break I can't get back into revision. I have no self control. I usually do one and a half hours and take a break. I generally do about 4 hours a day.
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    (Original post by Shiv is Light)
    oh yes, the pomodoro technique. The thing is when I take a break I can't get back into revision. I have no self control. I usually do one and a half hours and take a break. I generally do about 4 hours a day.
    Ahh yes, it does take some self-discipline. You could always try 30 mins and a 10 min break, but whatever works for you

    I need to get back into it lol I used to be so much more disciplined during A levels.
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    (Original post by Hanya Pouncey)
    I was doing the same amount and still didn't feel it was enough lol. You don't get fatigue if you separate your time out. So I used to do:

    25mins - revision
    5min - break

    Do this four times until you reach two hours, then take a 30 min break. It's so efficient and you manage to get lots done.
    (Original post by Shiv is Light)
    oh yes, the pomodoro technique. The thing is when I take a break I can't get back into revision. I have no self control. I usually do one and a half hours and take a break. I generally do about 4 hours a day.
    I do the pomodoro technique but it's adapted to me. I do 45 minutes and a 15 minute break. Then after I do 2 pomodoros I take a 30 minute break!
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    Roughly 9hrs weekend, 3hrs for each subject! With a lot of breaks in between!

    Weekday, aprox 4-5 hrs!
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    A couple hours every other day excluding weekends, but on the lead up to exams around 5-8 hours everyday (usually on the week of the exam, 7 days prior) but I'm terrible at exams, no matter how much I revise I barely scrape by so I'm just happy to pass them tbh
 
 
 
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