Studies are burning a hole in my brain

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chatblanc
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I'm not even kidding. My schedule goes something like this:

-Wake up at 6.30am
-School until 3pm, between 1 to 3 study periods every week.
-Study from 4 to 6. Study from 8 to 11

People keep saying this will be worth it, but I'm getting 40-50 marks on some test papers, which are marks that I've never gotten in my life. I feel like I need some balance, but I'm not sure how to achieve it while maintaining my predicted grades; A*A*AA.

H e l p ;-;
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(Original post by chatblanc)
I'm not even kidding. My schedule goes something like this:

-Wake up at 6.30am
-School until 3pm, between 1 to 3 study periods every week.
-Study from 4 to 6. Study from 8 to 11

People keep saying this will be worth it, but I'm getting 40-50 marks on some test papers, which are marks that I've never gotten in my life. I feel like I need some balance, but I'm not sure how to achieve it while maintaining my predicted grades; A*A*AA.

H e l p ;-;
If you study during your study periods, you could try cutting a few hours out in your evenings. That does sound quite exhausting. If it's too much for you right now, it'll be really hard to maintain. You need something that you can maintain. Try reducing it a bit and see how it goes. You might find you're still doing well
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Sometimes when I feel burnt out, I take a few days to relax and I don't work hard or at all. I'm predicted A*A*A*A* and I too have to sacrifice a lot, it's very exhausting, but we are human beings and we need to let our brains cool down every so often.
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If you study during your study periods, you could try cutting a few hours out in your evenings. That does sound quite exhausting. If it's too much for you right now, it'll be really hard to maintain. You need something that you can maintain. Try reducing it a bit and see how it goes. You might find you're still doing well
Not sure how comfortable I am with reducing workload at this point, but I'll give it a try and see how it goes xp Thanks for the tip.
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Sometimes when I feel burnt out, I take a few days to relax and I don't work hard or at all. I'm predicted A*A*A*A* and I too have to sacrifice a lot, it's very exhausting, but we are human beings and we need to let our brains cool down every so often.
Not all of us have the same IQ ;A;
Haha, I used to just slack until the pressure hit during AS; I slipped and did really bad for one particular subject. I guess I'm trying to compensate for it this year. Thanks for letting me know about your experience though (: Makes me feel like I'm not going crazy...alone, lol.
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I'd advise cutting workload. In my opinion there comes a point when you revise so much that your brain just stops taking any of it in. You need to be refreshed, awake and willing to learn this, but if you're really dreading studying and it's such a huge workload you put on yourself, it won't be as beneficial.


If I were a doctor I'd prescribe more free time.
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I'd advise cutting workload. In my opinion there comes a point when you revise so much that your brain just stops taking any of it in. You need to be refreshed, awake and willing to learn this, but if you're really dreading studying and it's such a huge workload you put on yourself, it won't be as beneficial.


If I were a doctor I'd prescribe more free time.
Thanks for the advice! I'm trying it out today, but I can't help checking the time every 2 minutes x'D
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