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    So i'm in my last year of A-Levels. Since my underachievement last year, my parents have been concerned. I appreciate this but it's gone mad. They expect me to be revising 2 hours mon-fri and 4-5 hours on the weekend. I mean if I want the grades I need then yes this is correct but one day, one single day, I don't do anything and they go berserk at me!

    I play a lot of games. I revise and then play on my PC late into the night with friends but since it's close I have had to cut down by not playing on the weekdays anymore from agreement with my parents. They think I am addicted (Usually play 2-3 hours weekdays, 4-5 hours weekend which is with revision). I probably am addicted lol.

    So I am studying. I am doing past papers and getting high ass marks. I know basically all I need to know and now it's a case of polishing up but they just don't get it. I try to explain but man oh man are they consistent on saying the same argument over and over again. WHAT DO I DO? I want to get my grades. But I also want to relax. They say it's only for a few months now but I can't sit my ass down everyday and just look at information. I get nothing done
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    Thye should let you succeed or fail by your own steam , although they just sound worried. You seem to be playing games as much if not more than revising? maybe reassure them with your study plan and the fact you are getting high marks? You wouldnt die if you changed the ratio to between 70-80% study. If your ahead then its just a case of keep doing x papers a day.

    Be honest with yourself. Print out syllabus' for all your subjects and highlight what you don't know. Estimate how long that's realistically going to take and then double that time to solidify the information and review. Take that number and divide it by the amount of days before your first exam, then work that much per day. Nobody can make you stop gaming or anything, but your future will be pretty bleak if you **** up and dont get to uni - and thats a huge difference compared to the enjoyment you'd get out of video gaming your way through study leave.

    How do you think you will do realistically with no change?
    If you're not happy with it, then up the revision and down the gaming accordingly. Balance is good, but don't put all your eggs in one basket - which in your case may be gaming.
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