I haven't done much work throughout the year for my subjects.I have a pretty good understanding of some topics, but for others I only have a basic understanding.
If I start revising really hard right now, could I get good grades at the end of the year?
How many hours should I do per week or even per day? Any other revision advice?
Thank you all
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If I start revising now, could I get high grades for A2? watch
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- 10-02-2017 05:32
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- 10-02-2017 08:41
Absolutely, go for it. If you're serious about putting in the work in order to get the grades then you absolutely have the potential to do well.
Make sure you have notes on everything relevant before you begin. I personally like to go through the past papers (just looking - not answering questions) and look at questions and even if I can't answer them yet I should at least understand what the question is asking and know where in my notes I can find the information needed to answer it. If it sounds completely foreign to me then it's likely there is a gap on my notes (probably from being absent).
Start with the subjects you struggle most with, rather than the ones you have a better understanding of. Just be sure to make time to come to those later. I have a friend who failed a test last week by only covering the one topic he felt he was weak in - and found out through the test that, well, he was weak in every topic and only got 6 marks total of forty-something.
Instead of setting a specific number of hours to do a day, I personally set goals on how much work to achieve that day. e.g. I intend to cover a particular chapter in my Human Bio textbook today. I can predict it'll take me maybe 2hrs, but I'll work at it until it's done regardless of how long it takes. I find it gets me out of the 'watching the clock' mentality which can be quite overwhelming - especially at the start of the day.