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Doing past papers in bulk vs. Spreading them out watch

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    What do you prefer? Do you feel that one is a better way of revision than the other?

    Past papers in bulk: dedicating a whole day (or however long) to a certain subject or exam.
    For example: Revise -> exam paper -> mark and go through mistakes -> repeat

    Spreading them out/Switching between subjects: Revising for different subjects/exams and completing different exam papers (in a single day).
    For example: Revise Maths -> exam paper -> mark and go through mistakes -> Revise Chemistry -> exam paper -> mark and go through mistakes.

    Has anyone been successful with either approaches?

    I prefer the spreading them out approach.
    I think the brain copes better with things a lot more after sleeping on them, so I would go for example 2.
    If I do more than one paper a day from the same subject I will probably remember the mistakes I made in the previous paper and rectify them for the second one because I had only just done it that day. However, if you do a new paper the following day, then you can really test to see whether you can learn from your mistakes.

    i do no 2
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