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    I am doing a correspondence course — This means my time spent studying and doing homework meshes together. Seeing as I don't have actual lessons.

    I plan on giving my tutors a week by week update on my progress. That way I can make sure I'm not getting behind. Hopefully, I also will get my tutors to give me specific tasks for what needs to be accomplished. But, in the meantime, I am going to try and focus on the hours spent studying per day, then I will move on to more solid goals as I get into the flow of things, and figure out what needs to be done by what time.

    I am doing History, philosophy, and english lit. I also am retaking my maths GCSE as i got a low D in maths. I plan to get a C in maths this year. So I will probably be doing 5.25 hours of A level work. Then about 30 minutes of math, and 15 minutes if I am feeling brain-dead. This is all that I plan to do daily. On the weekends I hope to do maybe just a bit of casual work, such as reading or watching a documentary. I mainly want to socialise for the weekend though.


    How much lesson time do you guys have? how much study time? what A levels are you doing? do you get burnt out? Do you think I am doing enough? do you have any extra tips and tricks for studying? Thanks in advance to all who respond. :-)
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    Hi, I have 24 hours of lessons over 2 weeks for Politics, German and Economics A2. On top of my lessons each day I will study 6 hours a day, 2 hours per subject from Monday as I have plenty of frees etc so on average I get 3 hours of private study done in school and 3 at home. I don't get burnt out because I don't look at the whole year, I take each week at a time and micro manage the week furthermore I find my motivation to succeed gives me the ability to keep going.
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    (Original post by Bigpaddy27)
    Hi, I have 24 hours of lessons over 2 weeks for Politics, German and Economics A2. On top of my lessons each day I will study 6 hours a day, 2 hours per subject from Monday as I have plenty of frees etc so on average I get 3 hours of private study done in school and 3 at home. I don't get burnt out because I don't look at the whole year, I take each week at a time and micro manage the week furthermore I find my motivation to succeed gives me the ability to keep going.

    Cool, so it looks like we have similar study habits. Do you also study over the weekend? I was thinking of doing that, but I think its good to give the brain a bit of a break. as i often find when i leave a problem for a few days, i end up coming back to the problem with a fresh perspective.
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    (Original post by get2work)
    Cool, so it looks like we have similar study habits. Do you also study over the weekend? I was thinking of doing that, but I think its good to give the brain a bit of a break. as i often find when i leave a problem for a few days, i end up coming back to the problem with a fresh perspective.
    I will be studying over weekends but I Finnish my revision at 7.30 on a Friday evening which means i can go to a party or whatever after that and on saturday i finish at 8 so I have the evening for exercise or mates etc.
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    6-8 hours a day should be enough, but you'll need to do work on the weekend as well probably, only a few hours tho
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    Do however long you feel you need.

    I only do 1 hour per subject per day excluding sundays so I get 6 hours a week per subject and that's enough to get me the grades I need. It depends on how you use these hours too. Will you use them as non-stop revision or just casually writing out mindmaps and looking at them?
 
 
 
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