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    I struggle to revise for more than 10 minutes. I just think of other things id rather do and then soon enough ill switch. Even a day before my gcse exam I could only do an hour. Im doing my a levels now and I know I need to start revising, so any advice on how to muster up the effort?

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    set tasks or goals with regards to your revision and don't give up until you have accomplished it. Turn off all the distractions if possible and revise in a quiet environment at home or the library where it will be hard to get your mind distracted. Also remember just because you are working for longer, doesn't mean that you are studying your hardest. If you revise effectively with notes or any other way you are comfortable with it wouldn't take long to revise and you will also get things done. Good luck
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    (Original post by zxin)
    I struggle to revise for more than 10 minutes. I just think of other things id rather do and then soon enough ill switch. Even a day before my gcse exam I could only do an hour. Im doing my a levels now and I know I need to start revising, so any advice on how to muster up the effort?

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    For maths - this link has all the pastpapers including 2015 june and nov and many other resources like what topics etc: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=3906471
    use the tsr learning resources will help you to find the resources easily :http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/g/resources?
    Also you can make your own study resources: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/g/make
    you can find all the things on this link - http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/learning.php
    revision techniques- https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/g/d...ow-to-revise-5
    Study timetable in case if you want to make one and don't know where to start: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_5LXfMMrEg

    These methods pretty go with all the subjects...
    Method of revision:
    - mindmaps
    - teaching others
    - recording yourself and listening back to it
    - repeating things aloud
    - revising with classmates
    - drawing diagrams
    - making a song of it
    - a silly story to help it stick
    - making notes from textbook then summarising those further into your own words (try having a limit on number of words to stick to key points)
    - writing things over and over again
    - using colour

    Make a list of all the topics, prioritise them by ordering in terms of which you need more help with/need more time to go over, then tackle each one
    If there is something you're particularly stuck on, ask the teacher for help!
    Get practise from exam and practise questions! It will help to reinforce things and find your weaker areas.
    :goodluck:
    hope that helps
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    (Original post by woopwoop1)
    set tasks or goals with regards to your revision and don't give up until you have accomplished it. Turn off all the distractions if possible and revise in a quiet environment at home or the library where it will be hard to get your mind distracted. Also remember just because you are working for longer, doesn't mean that you are studying your hardest. If you revise effectively with notes or any other way you are comfortable with it wouldn't take long to revise and you will also get things done. Good luck
    Alright thank you

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    (Original post by fatima1998)
    For maths - this link has all the pastpapers including 2015 june and nov and many other resources like what topics etc: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=3906471
    use the tsr learning resources will help you to find the resources easily :http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/g/resources?
    Also you can make your own study resources: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/g/make
    you can find all the things on this link - http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/learning.php
    revision techniques- https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/g/d...ow-to-revise-5
    Study timetable in case if you want to make one and don't know where to start: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_5LXfMMrEg

    These methods pretty go with all the subjects...
    Method of revision:
    - mindmaps
    - teaching others
    - recording yourself and listening back to it
    - repeating things aloud
    - revising with classmates
    - drawing diagrams
    - making a song of it
    - a silly story to help it stick
    - making notes from textbook then summarising those further into your own words (try having a limit on number of words to stick to key points)
    - writing things over and over again
    - using colour

    Make a list of all the topics, prioritise them by ordering in terms of which you need more help with/need more time to go over, then tackle each one
    If there is something you're particularly stuck on, ask the teacher for help!
    Get practise from exam and practise questions! It will help to reinforce things and find your weaker areas.
    :goodluck:
    hope that helps
    It does thank you

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    Also I you get easily distracted remove all distractions (phone etc) in the area you study in, and have a treat/reward to work towards like food (e.g. Nutella sandwich, fave crisps etc ) or a fave tv show. Also if music helps you work set up a motivating playlist to get you in the mood and help you focus.
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    Try to make revision fun, think of fun quirky ways to revise.
    Only revise when you're in the "mood" as in when you're most awake and alert, for me this is late at night, after my get-home-from-college-nap, if you try to revise when you're tired, nothing will go in and thats time wasted.
    If you find the mode of revision boring CHANGE IT, if you don't like writing out notes...STOP, switch to post it notes, make a power point presentation and add all the slide effects. Be experimental with revising.
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    (Original post by NutellaLuv)
    Try to make revision fun, think of fun quirky ways to revise.
    Only revise when you're in the "mood" as in when you're most awake and alert, for me this is late at night, after my get-home-from-college-nap, if you try to revise when you're tired, nothing will go in and thats time wasted.
    If you find the mode of revision boring CHANGE IT, if you don't like writing out notes...STOP, switch to post it notes, make a power point presentation and add all the slide effects. Be experimental with revising.
    Aha yeah itll probably be easier to revise in the night thanks

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    Lol if I think about a fav tv show I dont think ill be revising

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    What you need is motivation; and one way to do this is to create a list with everything you want to succeed in your revision session. When you tick off a small section from your list, you then feel accomplished and want to do more!

    I don't use this for revision, however I use it if I have lots of other things I need to do during the day, especially during the weekend such as: vacuuming, changing bed sheets, tidying up, revision (then make a more detailed list for revision), or if I have plans to go out with friends I will even put that on my list! Then at the end of the day I will review my list and say 'I've done a lot today! I want to do the same tomorrow!' and it'll keep you motivated.
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    What you need is motivation; and one way to do this is to create a list with everything you want to succeed in your revision session. When you tick off a small section from your list, you then feel accomplished and want to do more!

    I don't use this for revision, however I use it if I have lots of other things I need to do during the day, especially during the weekend such as: vacuuming, changing bed sheets, tidying up, revision (then make a more detailed list for revision), or if I have plans to go out with friends I will even put that on my list! Then at the end of the day I will review my list and say 'I've done a lot today! I want to do the same tomorrow!' and it'll keep you motivated.
    Yeah im gonna try a to do list thanks!

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    (Original post by zxin)
    Yeah im gonna try a to do list thanks!

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    You're welcome and definitely use the advice zxin has given. That is an excellent example of all the different revision methods.
 
 
 
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