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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    Have you already revised today?

    If so make tomorrow a no revision (or any schoolwork at all) day. Go to the movies and have a proper day off.

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    I haven't, no. There were some problems with my coursework (my teacher gave me the wrong instructions as I did a different thing to everyone else) but I've just amended that. I've been playing History quizzes on the app QuizUp. I might just go relax then instead of worrying about not doing any work today! Getting a KFC tonight so Tomorrow shall be a revision day :yep::nod:
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    (Original post by an_atheist)
    Which exam is it?

    My first is in 19 days.

    Geography
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    (Original post by Xphoenix)
    Geography
    Which exam board? Mid-May seems awfully early for Geography.
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    (Original post by SteamboatMickey)
    Doonesbury, do you suggest taking a break now and again (as in a whole day off) despite exams being so close? I am debating on whether or not to do anything today, or to just have a day off and play video games. I do revise quite a lot, up to 12 hours a day, but I feel like I am not going to get through the content in time (despite being ahead of most of my friends and revising more thoroughly than some of them). I do kind of want to do some history though. Ah!
    I've taken half a day off today and I swear it's done me the world of good - my highest ever score on a chem exam paper (into the high 70% range). I watched an entire Steps concert courtesy of YouTube today ( was obsessed with them when I was like 2 but then they broke up just after my 3rd birthday) and have ended up dancing around my room 😂😂 but, for the first time in ages, I've been smiling because I'm genuinely happy 😀😀😀


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    AQA- it's an AS Paper- our school decided not to enter us for AS exams...
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    Which exam board? Mid-May seems awfully early for Geography.
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    (Original post by rayofsunshine98)
    I've taken half a day off today and I swear it's done me the world of good - my highest ever score on a chem exam paper (into the high 70% range). I watched an entire Steps concert courtesy of YouTube today ( was obsessed with them when I was like 2 but then they broke up just after my 3rd birthday) and have ended up dancing around my room 😂😂 but, for the first time in ages, I've been smiling because I'm genuinely happy 😀😀😀


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    Aw yay! I'm so glad to hear it I've been playing Sims 3 all day. I built an amazing house for a family in my town, and as soon as I finished it my game crashed before I could save.
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    Does homework count as revision? I always separate the two but...
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    (Original post by SteamboatMickey)
    Does homework count as revision? I always separate the two but...
    Yes, it counts as school-related work (Hence why I said what I did in https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...postcount=2461)

    You should have an entirely free day every now and again. No serious thinking about school / university / TSR.

    Get out of the house and get some nice fresh air
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    Yes, it counts as school-related work (Hence why I said what I did in https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...postcount=2461)

    You should have an entirely free day every now and again. No serious thinking about school / university / TSR.

    Get out of the house and get some nice fresh air
    What is this "fresh air" you speak of? Sounds magical...
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    (Original post by NeverLucky)
    What is this "fresh air" you speak of? Sounds magical...
    I'll send you some!

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fresh-Clea...-/222479969876
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Jar-of-fresh-air/252808326161

    /goes off to add more listings on eBay - clearly a good business oppo!
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    (Original post by SteamboatMickey)
    Aw yay! I'm so glad to hear it I've been playing Sims 3 all day. I built an amazing house for a family in my town, and as soon as I finished it my game crashed before I could save.
    That's so annoying! And that's why when I do play sims I just save like every 10 minutes


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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    Yes, it counts as school-related work (Hence why I said what I did in https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...postcount=2461)

    You should have an entirely free day every now and again. No serious thinking about school / university / TSR.

    Get out of the house and get some nice fresh air
    Actually woke up at 8:30 and had a walk until 10:30 through the countryside, then breakfast. Now going to do homework (which I shall also count as revision?) (it's all very practise question/quotation bank/consolidation based)

    I spent 4 hours playing video games yesterday and I'm sleeping over at a friend's house next weekend so
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    Still battling with the feeling of having to put in every hour possible

    I am invited to a friends house next weekend I don't really do sleepovers, I'm more of an introvert and such like. I'm mainly going because she's a new friend, who has been very kind and just a great person to have around, but I've known for a relatively short time and I feel like if I go I can form a stronger bond etc. I feel really guilty about going now, since it means I'll have less time to revise. My other friends are telling me to go, plus she's booked time off work just to spend with me. I just really want those Cam grades and I feel like I need to be doing more revision and less socialisation
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    (Original post by SteamboatMickey)
    Still battling with the feeling of having to put in every hour possible

    I am invited to a friends house next weekend I don't really do sleepovers, I'm more of an introvert and such like. I'm mainly going because she's a new friend, who has been very kind and just a great person to have around, but I've known for a relatively short time and I feel like if I go I can form a stronger bond etc. I feel really guilty about going now, since it means I'll have less time to revise. My other friends are telling me to go, plus she's booked time off work just to spend with me. I just really want those Cam grades and I feel like I need to be doing more revision and less socialisation
    Go have fun for a weekend. Chilling out for a couple of days will probably help more with exams than an extra 10 hours of revision on top of the hundreds you're already doing.
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    (Original post by SteamboatMickey)
    Still battling with the feeling of having to put in every hour possible

    I am invited to a friends house next weekend I don't really do sleepovers, I'm more of an introvert and such like. I'm mainly going because she's a new friend, who has been very kind and just a great person to have around, but I've known for a relatively short time and I feel like if I go I can form a stronger bond etc. I feel really guilty about going now, since it means I'll have less time to revise. My other friends are telling me to go, plus she's booked time off work just to spend with me. I just really want those Cam grades and I feel like I need to be doing more revision and less socialisation
    I'm exactly the same, I think every second counts. I wouldn't feel too guilty, it will do you good to have a break from school work. You could always do some extra revision tomorrow with it being a bank holiday so no school if you're really worried?? If we work too hard we will burn out before the end of the exam season and none of us will be in Cambridge in october


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    (Original post by alow)
    Go have fun for a weekend. Chilling out for a couple of days will probably help more with exams than an extra 10 hours of revision on top of the hundreds you're already doing.
    Thank you! Yeah, I just feel like I need to do more lol. I feel like my friends are doing more than me even though I started earlier.
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    (Original post by SteamboatMickey)
    I feel like my friends are doing more than me even though I started earlier.
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    I do revise quite a lot, up to 12 hours a day
    You have some ****** up friends if they're doing more than 12 hours of revision a day.
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    You also need to average your mark across all the papers. You don't need an A* in each paper, just an A* across the subject. One "bad" paper may not be a major issue, and if you find a paper hard you get bet your bottom dollar so will everyone else.

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    Very true. It happened to me in chemistry last year. Nightmare paper but everybody was in the same boat. When it happens keep calm and just "make the best of it".

    Lots on this thread seem to be in overkill re revision. It's really not necessary. Time off for hobbies/ mates is essential. Have faith, if you're meant to get the A* you will😜
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    You have some ****** up friends if they're doing more than 12 hours of revision a day.
    indeed :lol:
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    (Original post by 210555)
    Very true. It happened to me in chemistry last year. Nightmare paper but everybody was in the same boat. When it happens keep calm and just "make the best of it".

    Lots on this thread seem to be in overkill re revision. It's really not necessary. Time off for hobbies/ mates is essential. Have faith, if you're meant to get the A* you will😜

    I had it I'm AS biology last year as well and still got an A - the boundaries were just very low. My thought is that, if we were A/A* students at GCSE and AS, unless our intelligence has decreased in relation to everyone else's in the last year we should get those grades again this summer.


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