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    Basically, gcses are nearing and i'm starting to panic. i have an english controlled assessment and a chemistry CA resit, so i'm not revising atm AT ALL.

    I got really good mock grades so i am so nervous and i know that I'll be gutted if i dont get good grades as i know i am capable of it.

    The thing is is that i take hours to do one module: 1) i procrastinate way too much on my phone (im planning on locking away my phone during easter holidays)
    2) i take ages to absorb all the knowledge because i want to know 100% that i've got it
    3) because of this, i rarely stick to revision timetables but i really want to plan out my time as i desperately want to do well

    what can i do to improve my revision techniques? any tips on doing well in gcses?
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    (Original post by tinawu)
    Basically, gcses are nearing and i'm starting to panic. i have an english controlled assessment and a chemistry CA resit, so i'm not revising atm AT ALL.

    I got really good mock grades so i am so nervous and i know that I'll be gutted if i dont get good grades as i know i am capable of it.

    The thing is is that i take hours to do one module: 1) i procrastinate way too much on my phone (im planning on locking away my phone during easter holidays)
    2) i take ages to absorb all the knowledge because i want to know 100% that i've got it
    3) because of this, i rarely stick to revision timetables but i really want to plan out my time as i desperately want to do well

    what can i do to improve my revision techniques? any tips on doing well in gcses?
    I would suggest revising a module a day.
    Take regular breaks.
    Answer questions on the specific module after revising and that will allow you to see if you know it.
    So in 2 weeks (Easter) you would have done at least 14 modules.
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    Yeah I agree with the person above, you're probably trying to cram too much information in one sitting, so it won't be going in. Try to take more breaks and then going back, this always helps me. Also, if the module really isn't sticking in - maybe the revision technique you're using isn't working for you? Go online and use an online revision test (unsure of the official name) where you find out what learner you are, then you can try out methods of revision technique from this, it's trial and error really. For some of my friends, they are really keen on mindmaps but they don't work for me, I work better with flash cards
 
 
 
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