Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    Hello all!

    I recently finished Fp1 and have begun past papers. I have sat 3 papers today and in all three, I've achieved 100 ums. However, in all three I've gone beyond 1
    hour and 30 mins. The first paper I spent 1 hour and 50 minutes solving it...

    I've tried speeding up my writing but then I just make silly mistakes. I don't have much trouble answering the questions, it's just for this module workings out and writing especially in induction are much longer...

    What should I do?
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    You are ultimately in the fortunate position of being able to do the problems and get them right .In terms of reducing the time, practice helps a lot but in the sense that you can see how to do a problem quicker. Do you find that the process that you need to carry out is fairly obvious upon reading the question?


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    Hmm even with the PbI questions it's not too hard to finish in time. Try speeding up on other easier topics like complex numbers
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    Another thing that I find useful is looking at the mark schemes to see for questions where I gain the marks and it helps to see very efficient methods of doing the problem.


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    20
    You could try timing yourself, so and hour and 30 mins the first time, then reduce it by 5mins until you get the desired time you want. That way it's not rushed and less stressful.
    Offline

    22
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by FamilyFirst)
    Hello all!

    I recently finished Fp1 and have begun past papers. I have sat 3 papers today and in all three, I've achieved 100 ums. However, in all three I've gone beyond 1
    hour and 30 mins. The first paper I spent 1 hour and 50 minutes solving it...

    I've tried speeding up my writing but then I just make silly mistakes. I don't have much trouble answering the questions, it's just for this module workings out and writing especially in induction are much longer...

    What should I do?
    Maybe you are writing far more than you need to, induction proofs at A-Level shouldn't need to take more than 5-8 minutes. Why don't you post up a picture of one of the induction proofs you've written up so we can offer material suggestions?
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    If you show most of the mark scheme line by line that's probably more working than needed to get the marks. Maybe use mathematical notation in the induction sections to reduce writing ?
    Offline

    8
    (Original post by EnglishMuon)
    If you show most of the mark scheme line by line that's probably more working than needed to get the marks. Maybe use mathematical notation in the induction sections to reduce writing ?
    I second this - it has reduced the amount of time wasted on induction questions.
 
 
 
Poll
Who is your favourite TV detective?
Useful resources

Make your revision easier

Maths

Maths Forum posting guidelines

Not sure where to post? Read the updated guidelines here

Equations

How to use LaTex

Writing equations the easy way

Student revising

Study habits of A* students

Top tips from students who have already aced their exams

Study Planner

Create your own Study Planner

Never miss a deadline again

Polling station sign

Thinking about a maths degree?

Chat with other maths applicants

Can you help? Study help unanswered threads

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.