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    Just received my January mocks (first year) and got a U in Biology, E in Psychology, D in Maths (AS) and a C in Economics..

    Am I doomed already? How often should I revise daily to try and up these grades? I didnt revise much (which is stupid) and fuc#ed up
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    (Original post by Ruhail25)
    Just received my January mocks (first year) and got a U in Biology, E in Psychology, D in Maths (AS) and a C in Economics..

    Am I doomed already? How often should I revise daily to try and up these grades? I didnt revise much (which is stupid) and fuc#ed up
    You're definitely not doomed. Try to remember that this is kind of what mocks are for: it gives you plenty of time to get your **** together before the real thing.

    It's hard to say how much you should revise each day without knowing how much you need to learn, so that's your first task. Print out the specifications for each course and highlight everything you know. Give yourself a realistic time frame for how long it should take to cover everything that you haven't highlighted and from that figure out how much needs to be covered each week.

    If you're more pushed for time than you thought, then skip making notes etc and head straight for past papers. These are your best friend, especially in things like maths. Do a past paper, plug the gaps that marking it has revealed and do another. Rinse and repeat. Soon enough, you'll be knowing the mark schemes off by heart. (I got a bit obsessive with my past papers last year and created a mock-panic-fuelled spreadsheet. Do not feel that you need to do that, but at least mark down what you're getting in each one - you'll feel so much better when you see the grades going up).

    Whatever you do, don't commit to doing ten hours of revision each day. Some geniuses seem to manage it, but it's not worth it. Take a few moments at the end of each day to plan out what you are going to do the next (Cannot stress how useful this is), being realistic with yourself and giving yourself enough time to chill out. If you know you're going to have an evening of Netflix bingeing, don't kid yourself and say you'll do a past paper instead. Schedule in the Netflix and do a bit less revision that day. Make every moment intentional
    Good luck!
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    You're definitely not doomed. Try to remember that this is kind of what mocks are for: it gives you plenty of time to get your **** together before the real thing.

    It's hard to say how much you should revise each day without knowing how much you need to learn, so that's your first task. Print out the specifications for each course and highlight everything you know. Give yourself a realistic time frame for how long it should take to cover everything that you haven't highlighted and from that figure out how much needs to be covered each week.

    If you're more pushed for time than you thought, then skip making notes etc and head straight for past papers. These are your best friend, especially in things like maths. Do a past paper, plug the gaps that marking it has revealed and do another. Rinse and repeat. Soon enough, you'll be knowing the mark schemes off by heart. (I got a bit obsessive with my past papers last year and created a mock-panic-fuelled spreadsheet. Do not feel that you need to do that, but at least mark down what you're getting in each one - you'll feel so much better when you see the grades going up).

    Whatever you do, don't commit to doing ten hours of revision each day. Some geniuses seem to manage it, but it's not worth it. Take a few moments at the end of each day to plan out what you are going to do the next (Cannot stress how useful this is), being realistic with yourself and giving yourself enough time to chill out. If you know you're going to have an evening of Netflix bingeing, don't kid yourself and say you'll do a past paper instead. Schedule in the Netflix and do a bit less revision that day. Make every moment intentional
    Good luck!
    Thanks a lot dude That was actually very helpful and made me feel ALOT less stressed! Will try it out!
 
 
 
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