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    How many hours (or minutes) do you spend revising every day? Those studying as graduates, does this differ with how long you studied your first degree?
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    (Original post by 1lastchance)
    How many hours (or minutes) do you spend revising every day? Those studying as graduates, does this differ with how long you studied your first degree?
    I did mostly **** all for my first degree outside of exam time. In the first two years I did **** all around exam time too really, now I think back on it. I wasn't a particularly good student at that time, mostly because I was doing a degree I didn't really want to be doing in the first place #GEPproblems

    For med school during pre-clinical I'd probably spend an hour or two a day making notes after lectures. I went pretty crazy with revision for pre-clinical exams tbh, I had a very intense timetable as I'd heard a lot of horror stories about the pre-clinical exams and people being kicked out etc.

    For clinical years I went the opposite way and didn't make any notes at all. I'd do some reading during lunch time or when I got home if there was something I needed to brush up on. Or I'd do MCQs online. Some days I'd get home and just do no further studying at all. I think during clinical years if you're switched on and you turn up and get involved you can learn a lot simply by being there. So you don't have to go home and do book learning. Which is fine by me.

    I remember being way more stressed out for pre-clinical exams compared to Finals. My Finals revision timetable was actually pretty relaxed, mostly because we got lots of study leave, so I didn't feel the need to kill myself with Red Bull and all nighters.

    Overall I definitely worked way harder during med school and spent far less time getting hammered compared to my first degree, but that was fine because it was what I actually wanted to be doing
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    I spent about the same amount of time, to be honest.. probably about an extra hour a day outside of 'normal working hours' (9-5). Most of that wasn't revision, though, it was just...*vision.

    Exam-time is different. For finals in my first degree, I worked most waking hours (like, 9am-10pm) for about six weeks leading up to my exams, giving myself one weekend day off a week, and taking a long lunch in the middle of the working days. In the pre-clinical years of Medicine, I did pretty much the same, over about two months leading up to my exams. Then in clinical years, it was much harder to motivate myself to work like that, so I just did what I could, when I could be bothered. I kept that up for most of final year (an hour of MCQs here, a practice of an OSCE station there, some note-writing elsewhere..), and then spent two solid weeks of study leave before finals squirrelled away in Cumbria just revising/doing OSCE practice and only emerging to eat.
 
 
 
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