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Hey,I saw quite a few blog thread's and since I do not have anyone to share it with, I decided to make you cry with boredom.
I'm not a TSR 13A* sleep-deprived student, Just a regular guy.
Mock Grade = ()
Goal Grade = []
B = Need to work on alot more
Goals:Maths Unit 1- [A*] (A)
Maths Unit 2- [A*] (A*)
Maths Unit 3- [A*] (A)
English Literature 1- [A]
English Literature 2- [A]
English Language- [A]
Biology- [A] (B)
Chemistry- [A*] (A)
Physics- [A*] (A)
French Reading- [A*] (A)
French Listening- [A/B] (E)
Religious studies Christianity- (A*) [A*]
Religious studies Ethics- (A*) [A]
Design and Technology Resistant Materials- (A*/A)
Design and Technology Resistant Materials Coursework- (A/ a high B) [idk yet]
Art-I'm screwed for this but i would like a B at least.

Anyways, That sort of summons up what I'm doing and as you can see the subject I am most nervous about is French I shall be posting my daily progress and stuff of what I plan to do any yeah
Your support and suggestions daily will encourage me to do my best.
5 April 2016
-Do my Biology Homework [ X ]
-Do my English Homework [ X ]
-D.T Coursework Diary [ x ]
-Run through a Biology Past paper reading deeply on every question [ ]
-Run through Surds for Maths [ ]
-Go on the Duolingo app on my phone and do a french lesson [x]
-Chill [x ]
6 April 2016
-D.T Coursework [X]
-Art [ X ]
-French [ ]
-Biology Past Paper [ X ]
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Good luck! I'm subbing for motivation. :hugs:

Here's some tips...

English Language: (these are my tips for the AQA exam board)
  • Practise your writing skills by writing different types of texts
  • Read books to build your vocabulary
  • Read the newspaper daily and analyse them
  • Watch Mr Bruff's videos on YouTube
English Literature: (same as above, tips for the AQA exam board)
  • Make sure you are confident with the books you are studying
  • Summarise the books you know in bullet points and check if you have covered each important section
  • Analyse every single thing in every poem, each little bit has a meaning
  • Try to compare different poems
And of course, past papers.
Not sure which exam board you're doing but these are specifically for AQA, however these tips can be used for many exam boards.
Here's some tips for your Maths GCSE: All I can say is past paper questions. Only start doing the past paper questions once you are sure you have covered every topic.
  • Work through the ExamSolutions videos if you ever feel you feel like you are stuck on any section
  • Feel free to post in the TSR GCSE Maths Forum if you are unsure about something (make sure provide the question and what you have already done)
  • Do every single past paper
  • Mark your papers and see where you have gone wrong
  • Look to do IGCSE papers once you have done all of the GCSE ones
Science: I used to record myself talking and listen to it when commuting or something so I remembered every little detail. Yet again, once I knew all the content I did past papers.

  • To learn vocab: stick to that language's words with their meanings on bedroom wall. Read through every night and highlight the one's you remember (try using it in a sentence).
  • Change the language on your phone to the language you are studying, it actually helps a lot!
  • Speak to yourself in the languages you are learning, crazy but it's useful.
  • If you know someone that speaks the language you are studying, tell them to speak to you only in that language when they see you Image
  • Watch things from France (I got through a whole season of a German soap opera for my German GCSE, it was like friends forgot the name!) Image
  • In your spare time write a story in French
Overall, just find little ways to enjoy learning French.

You can always use the TSR Study Resources for any subject, pretty helpful revision material on there. Also there is a very useful Study Planner on TSR which you may use, if you find that timetables are something you don't stick to then make a list of things to do per day/week and tick it off as you go along.

Check out these awesome revision tips by a fellow TSR user.

If you need any help TSR is a great platform to ask on.

I hope this helps!

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