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

    9
    ReputationRep:
    I've got a month until all of my exams start right after eachother. Please give me all the tips and best advice on what i should do and how to overcome laziness when it comes to revising.
    Thank you.
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Noorals)
    I've got a month until all of my exams start right after eachother. Please give me all the tips and best advice on what i should do and how to overcome laziness when it comes to revising.
    Thank you.
    One of the best motivations for me is imagining results day, and whether I want to be happy or disappointed when opening the envelope containing my results. So whenever you feel lazy for revision, just think about results day and what you want to achieve.

    In terms of revision advice, I'd recommend flash cards for Science and History, lots and lots and lots of past papers for Maths and English (for English and History, make sure you know how to answer each of the questions (use this YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/mrbruff). For languages, use Quizlet or Memrise to learn vocab (you can find all of the vocab you'll need in the specification) - put all of this vocab into a set and memorise it (language to English).

    Good luck!
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by MiracleLeaf)
    One of the best motivations for me is imagining results day, and whether I want to be happy or disappointed when opening the envelope containing my results. So whenever you feel lazy for revision, just think about results day and what you want to achieve.

    In terms of revision advice, I'd recommend flash cards for Science and History, lots and lots and lots of past papers for Maths and English (for English and History, make sure you know how to answer each of the questions (use this YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/mrbruff). For languages, use Quizlet or Memrise to learn vocab (you can find all of the vocab you'll need in the specification) - put all of this vocab into a set and memorise it (language to English).

    Good luck!

    Thankyou!
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Noorals)
    Thankyou!
    No problem, I hope you do well in your exams
    Offline

    4
    ReputationRep:
    It's important to make a revision time table and stick to it, it's good to sit down and plan. See which subjects you need to revise the most and when you are most productive then plan according to that. It's good to wake up and know what you have to do during the day, it also helps prevent procrastination since everything becomes more real. I also have my gcse's in a month and i am feeling stressed, good luck !
    • Political Ambassador
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    Political Ambassador
    (Original post by Noorals)
    I've got a month until all of my exams start right after eachother. Please give me all the tips and best advice on what i should do and how to overcome laziness when it comes to revising.
    Thank you.
    Laziness tip; set yourself a routine. The idea of a revision timetable is a bit daft in my mind, but so long as you have periods of time in which you are scheduled to work and you stick to it, you'll soon fall into a routine. It's hard work for the month, but it's over very quickly. In the grand scheme of things, it's only one tedious month of your life.

    General tips; for English, making notes and practicing essays was always the best way for me to revise. It isn't groundbreaking or interesting, but it works. Same goes for most humanities subjects. In honesty, laziness is the biggest thing to overcome! Also don't panic about the exams; people make a far bigger deal out of them than they actually are. You'll soon be at a stage in your life when you don't realise why you worried so much!
    • Community Assistant
    • Political Ambassador
    Offline

    22
    ReputationRep:
    Community Assistant
    Political Ambassador
    It's all here:
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1375172

    My personal ones:
    - Past papers.
    The same questions come up year on year. If you've already done the question, it'll be a breeze on the real thing.
    - Mark Schemes.
    Mark your answers yourself! Put yourself in the examiner's shoes and try to identify what they're looking for. If you've seen a very similar mark scheme to the questions in the real exam, then you'll know exactly what you need to cover in the exam.

    These apply especially to Maths and Science and Geography and Spanish when there's a distinct answer. For English and History and other long-answer exams, still scrutinise your essays in detail, but don't do as many past papers because otherwise you'll lose the quality.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    What i personally did is i made a revision timetable, not with any times but just the subjects i'd revise for each day, so it helps me to not get stressed.
    For actual revision, i make brief notes of everything i've done in all subjects and then once i have those notes i just do past papers

    Also, i think we all have to try to think positive so we don't get stressed
 
 
 
Poll
Do you agree with the PM's proposal to cut tuition fees for some courses?
Useful resources

Make your revision easier

OMAM

Ultimate Of Mice And Men Thread

Plot, context, character analysis and everything in between.

Notes

Revision Hub

All our revision materials in one place

Love books

Common grammar and vocabulary problems

Get your questions asked and answered

Useful literary websitesStudy help rules and posting guidelines

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.