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so my exam is at 1;30pm tomorrow and YES i was stupid enough not to prepare much; i have 17 hours til my exam and i was wondering if pulling an allnighter would be a stupid idea or is it needed?

And any tips on what i should do instead of an all nighter? thanks x
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Although I've never done an all nighter myself, I wouldn't recommend doing one honestly. I think it would be better do some revision now, get a good amount of sleep, and then do some more revision in the morning. You're more likely to focus better if you get a decent amount of sleep the night before the exam
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I have mine tomorrow and tried doing an all-nighter last night but ultimately failed. I fell asleep at around midnight
But don't do it the day before your exam - trust - you will feel sleepy and the all-nighter will be counter-productive
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(Original post by namjoonu)
was stupid enough not to prepare much
any tips on what i should do instead of an all nighter?
Gee I dunno Sherlock, this one's a real doozy.
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Sleep is required to consolidate memories. You're far better off having a good nights sleep. Try picking topics you feel least prepared for or which you feel may be more useful- I've not always been able to revise everything, but have picked out key topics. I've done an all nighter once for some GCSE coursework and couldn't concentrate in lessons let alone if it were an exam. Haven't done one since!!
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(Original post by namjoonu)
so my exam is at 1;30pm tomorrow and YES i was stupid enough not to prepare much; i have 17 hours til my exam and i was wondering if pulling an allnighter would be a stupid idea or is it needed?

And any tips on what i should do instead of an all nighter? thanks x
Go to bed at a decent time tonight then get up at a reasonable time in the morning around 7am, then you've got a few hours to cram it in, plus you will be well rested so you can handle the cramming better.

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(Original post by namjoonu)
so my exam is at 1;30pm tomorrow and YES i was stupid enough not to prepare much; i have 17 hours til my exam and i was wondering if pulling an allnighter would be a stupid idea or is it needed?

And any tips on what i should do instead of an all nighter? thanks x
All nighter as in clubbing?
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Never a good idea.
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I did all - nighters for all my GCSE exams. It really depends on how much you know. If you hardly know anything then I would suggest 3 hours of sleep max. I mean yes sleep is important but if you haven't revised and don't know much then sleep won't help you in the exam. Good luck


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You probably won't remember much if you're tired, nor will you perform your best in the exam. You have the morning, so I would recommend getting up early, making a list of everything you know, and then focusing on the ones you really aren't confident on. It's not ideal, but with the time you've got, you can't cover everything realistically.
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It might be a bit late but here's my advice on last minute revision and all-nighters:
1. DO NOT PULL AN ALL NIGHTER!
I can understand pulling an all nighter to write an essay or do some homework but preparing for an exam is different. Not only will you be so tied when revising that none of the information will go in but you'll also be really tired furing the exam and won't preform as well as you could do had you had a good night's sleep.
2. You can do a little bit of revision a few minutes before going to bed.
In those last few minutes before your mind shuts off you can memorise stuff quite well but make sure you only try and memorise the key points, not all of the content you will need in the exam.
3. Early mornings work.
Granted this works more for some than others, but on the whole I find that I preform better if I get a good night's sleep, wake up early and revise from about 5am onwards but then allow myself to stop revising on a night at about 7:30pm. That means I feel as though I have revised lots, relaxed lots and slept lots too.
It takes a while to train your body to wake up so early mind so I wouldn't suggest trying this for the first time on the morning of an exam. Also, it can mean that you get tired easier when you stay up later because your body is used to being asleep so maybe don't do this all year round when you might be going out on nights.
Hope I helped - best of luck for your exam! x
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If you truly know eff all for your exam, then what's the harm? You cannot consolidate memories in sleep when you literally don't know anything. I'd do the all nighter, but know this, if you are doing one you're likely ****ed anyways.

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