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    Currently in my second year of A levels : studying A2 chemistry, biology and english literature. I've noticed I'm becoming so frustrated quickly and angered by the smallest things. If I make one mistake on a piece of paper that I'm writing I scrap it all and start again.. Right now I'm annoyed because i've written notes out on paper from the textbook for biology however, Ive just copied and pasted the text... I don't know any of it, and Ive done exactly the same on a notebook from my notes.. Im just copying the information and not learning it.. I don't know how to properly learn it instead of wasting my time and writing the same info again and again. I have 9 exams in total including resit exams. I haven't started studying for my resits and haven't really revised any of my A2 material apart from unit 4 sections. I feel so overwhelmed with work like I'm doing it and wasting time as I'm not learning anything.

    Is this a waste of time -- > writing notes from textbook then writing out the same notes again to engrave it into my head?
    Also it's the end of February and I feel so far behind on work. I wanted to get all my crap together to start revising throughly from March onwards but I find myself stuck having not learnt anything yet. Please help.. ! D:
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    (Original post by aladdin818)
    Currently in my second year of A levels : studying A2 chemistry, biology and english literature. I've noticed I'm becoming so frustrated quickly and angered by the smallest things. If I make one mistake on a piece of paper that I'm writing I scrap it all and start again.. Right now I'm annoyed because i've written notes out on paper from the textbook for biology however, Ive just copied and pasted the text... I don't know any of it, and Ive done exactly the same on a notebook from my notes.. Im just copying the information and not learning it.. I don't know how to properly learn it instead of wasting my time and writing the same info again and again. I have 9 exams in total including resit exams. I haven't started studying for my resits and haven't really revised any of my A2 material apart from unit 4 sections. I feel so overwhelmed with work like I'm doing it and wasting time as I'm not learning anything.

    Is this a waste of time -- > writing notes from textbook then writing out the same notes again to engrave it into my head?
    Also it's the end of February and I feel so far behind on work. I wanted to get all my crap together to start revising throughly from March onwards but I find myself stuck having not learnt anything yet. Please help.. ! D:

    Okay, first of all, take a really deep breath and calm down! I know exactly how you're feeling being in this position myself (but taking maths instead of English) and its so easy to feel overwhelmed.

    How about, next time you try a paper and get stuff wrong (which is inevitable really) highlight that bit and see which topic you seem to be struggling on and focus studying that topic. Also, vary your method of revision to keep it fun (...or at least...bearable) e.g. flashcards/videos/diagrams and then try the exact same question again and see if you've improved

    I personally write notes but at times it doesn't stick in my head so I print out notes from the computer/or get a CGP book and highlight instead, this may seem really weird but I try to make my highlighting interactive. So say I read about how Acetylcholine is broken up into Acetyl and Ethanoic acid, I would literally put my hands together in a ball to symbolise the acetylcholine and make a woosh noise and separate out my hands to show the separation. It seems really weird but it might work for you

    Chin up If you feel the need to vent then my inbox is always open
 
 
 
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