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    Since most of you are currently revising, I thought I'd share this with you as it has helped me loads.

    There's an app called "SelfControl" (Google it and you will find the download link), which essentially blocks you out of websites of your choice for a set amount of time. You choose which websites you want to be blocked from and how long for, and during that time you will be unable to access them.

    This works really well if you revise in timed sections, for instance 30 minutes of revision and 10 minute breaks. Just block distracting webpages for 30 minutes and I assure you your revision will be more effective!

    I hope this will help some of you - good luck with your exams everyone!
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    And for people who don't have Mac, there's Cold Turkey which works on Windows.
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    (Original post by astriddd)
    Since most of you are currently revising, I thought I'd share this with you as it has helped me loads.

    There's an app called "SelfControl" (Google it and you will find the download link), which essentially blocks you out of websites of your choice for a set amount of time. You choose which websites you want to be blocked from and how long for, and during that time you will be unable to access them.

    This works really well if you revise in timed sections, for instance 30 minutes of revision and 10 minute breaks. Just block distracting webpages for 30 minutes and I assure you your revision will be more effective!

    I hope this will help some of you - good luck with your exams everyone!
    Or you could just have someone outside your empty room only with a desk some textbooks and necessary equipment and ask that person to drown you if you haven't filled your quota of what you're supposed to learn for that set time
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    Nah mate, I'll continue to revise in my fragmented, insidiously ineffective way because I'm just not ready to work truly hard
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    Thanks although that won't stop me from playing my video games
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