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    I didn't do the exams in May/June because of extenuating circumstances (severe depression, hospital stay etc.) so my exams got deferred to August - first sitting. I have just over 2 weeks until the exams start. I stupidly have left everything so late, I haven't even finished completing lecture notes and I have 7 exams. I'm studying Accounting and Finance at a top uni. If I do 10 hours a day revision from today (so far have done almost 5 hrs today) will I still be able to pass first year? What happens if I fail, considering these are first sitting?
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    Just try your best. If things don't work out you can always re-do the year.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I didn't do the exams in May/June because of extenuating circumstances (severe depression, hospital stay etc.) so my exams got deferred to August - first sitting. I have just over 2 weeks until the exams start. I stupidly have left everything so late, I haven't even finished completing lecture notes and I have 7 exams. I'm studying Accounting and Finance at a top uni. If I do 10 hours a day revision from today (so far have done almost 5 hrs today) will I still be able to pass first year? What happens if I fail, considering these are first sitting?
    You've put this in the wrong Section sweetheart. Post your question here:

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=502
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I didn't do the exams in May/June because of extenuating circumstances (severe depression, hospital stay etc.) so my exams got deferred to August - first sitting. I have just over 2 weeks until the exams start. I stupidly have left everything so late, I haven't even finished completing lecture notes and I have 7 exams. I'm studying Accounting and Finance at a top uni. If I do 10 hours a day revision from today (so far have done almost 5 hrs today) will I still be able to pass first year? What happens if I fail, considering these are first sitting?
    Please please please dont panic, I really do feel for you as this is a terrible situation to be in, after what has probably been a very hard year you dont even get to rest and recuperate.

    Now as for the next 2 weeks, dont overdo it, an overworked mind = an exhausted one and that is not what you want to be for these exams. As this is first year lets focus on getting you over the pass mark and into year 2, anything else is a plus.

    So I reccomend doing 1 hour blocks of revision with a 10 minute break inbetween, especially if you get stressed or overworked easily, if not go for longer but breaks are so important for brain function. Below is how I would lay out my day:

    8am - wake up, eat, shower etc.
    9am - revise topic 1
    10.10am - revise topic 2
    11.30am - revise topic 3
    12.30pm - lunch, exercise, tv etc.
    1.30pm - revise topic 3
    2.40pm - revise topic 4
    4pm - revise topic 5
    5pm - dinner, tv, exercise, hobbies
    6.30pm - revise topic 6
    7.40pm - recap revision from the day, ensure you understand it.
    8.30pm - chill for the night

    This will get in 6 hour long slots of revision, or 7 if your willing to work later/earlier. I have been told by study skills specialists many time that doing more than 7/8 hours of revision a day is useless as not all of it is going to go in and you end up overworking yourself for no reason.

    As for what happens if you dont pass... if you have been granted extenuating circumstances you should now be sitting these exams in the resit period as an uncapped first attempt, meaning if you fail these exams you should be allowed to resit the year. So try not to stress, just try your hardest.

    Good luck x
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    (Original post by Natalierm2707)
    Please please please dont panic, I really do feel for you as this is a terrible situation to be in, after what has probably been a very hard year you dont even get to rest and recuperate.

    Now as for the next 2 weeks, dont overdo it, an overworked mind = an exhausted one and that is not what you want to be for these exams. As this is first year lets focus on getting you over the pass mark and into year 2, anything else is a plus.

    So I reccomend doing 1 hour blocks of revision with a 10 minute break inbetween, especially if you get stressed or overworked easily, if not go for longer but breaks are so important for brain function. Below is how I would lay out my day:

    8am - wake up, eat, shower etc.
    9am - revise topic 1
    10.10am - revise topic 2
    11.30am - revise topic 3
    12.30pm - lunch, exercise, tv etc.
    1.30pm - revise topic 3
    2.40pm - revise topic 4
    4pm - revise topic 5
    5pm - dinner, tv, exercise, hobbies
    6.30pm - revise topic 6
    7.40pm - recap revision from the day, ensure you understand it.
    8.30pm - chill for the night

    This will get in 6 hour long slots of revision, or 7 if your willing to work later/earlier. I have been told by study skills specialists many time that doing more than 7/8 hours of revision a day is useless as not all of it is going to go in and you end up overworking yourself for no reason.

    As for what happens if you dont pass... if you have been granted extenuating circumstances you should now be sitting these exams in the resit period as an uncapped first attempt, meaning if you fail these exams you should be allowed to resit the year. So try not to stress, just try your hardest.

    Good luck x
    Thank you
 
 
 
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