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    Hello all,

    When I first started the year I was dead set that i'd be able to do my class work, go home and then re-write notes neatly into a book for maths and economics. Currently, I am struggling to allocate time due to procrastination, but should I focus on finishing my notes by writing them into said books (because re-reading and writing them will help? and help soon for major revision) or should I use my time differently.

    The work I write in class isn't too messy, but im not sure if I should bother to writing our half of the work I am yet to write up.

    Any suggestions would be great,
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    (Original post by AindowJ)
    Hello all,

    When I first started the year I was dead set that i'd be able to do my class work, go home and then re-write notes neatly into a book for maths and economics. Currently, I am struggling to allocate time due to procrastination, but should I focus on finishing my notes by writing them into said books (because re-reading and writing them will help? and help soon for major revision) or should I use my time differently.

    The work I write in class isn't too messy, but im not sure if I should bother to writing our half of the work I am yet to write up.

    Any suggestions would be great,
    Cheers
    Hey there!

    The first question you should be asking yourself is if rewriting your notes is actually helping you? I don't think with subjects like Mathematics that's too helpful as you aren't really challenging yourself but all the answers are in front of you. However, with a subject like Economics it may be useful to read over notes every night. I wouldn't necessarily rewrite them as again you may not learn this way.

    With Mathematics I would recommend to do exercises from books and when you feel confident with all topics then move to exam past papers. Mark your papers as you go along to keep track of how well you are doing in each paper, set yourself target's after every paper so you know which section to improve on before you more on to do another paper.

    Economics involves knowing how to structure your essays well in order to achieve marks. I suggest you past papers as soon as you feel confident with the content. Practice your writing skills, again see where you need improvements after every essay you mark and set yourself targets.

    Allocate your time wisely. Make a time timetable, you could use this Study Planner by TSR if you like. Though if you feel as if your a type to not stick with time tables I'd say you should make a to-do list for every week and tick off the things as you go along – this way you don't omit anything from your revision.

    I hope this helps.
 
 
 
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