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    Person A doesn't really understand much in class, but goes home and revises really hard until they do and basically works very hard everyday,

    Whereas person B understands the majority in class- has no problems in lessons but if they do doesn't go over it at home and doesn't revise until like a week before the exams-

    Who is more likely to get higher grades.

    As I think I'm 30% naturally smart 70% hard work.

    Any opinions welcome
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    (Original post by GCSE 9)
    Person A doesn't really understand much in class, but goes home and revises really hard until they do and basically works very hard everyday,

    Whereas person B understands the majority in class- has no problems in lessons but if they do doesn't go over it at home and doesn't revise until like a week before the exams-

    Who is more likely to get higher grades.

    As I think I'm 30% naturally smart 70% hard work.

    Any opinions welcome
    Whatever works for that person is the correct way for them.

    Student A must work hard continually to achieve success.

    Student B can assimilate, make sense of, and retain the information more efficiently. Student B trades effort with risk that he/she will be able to catch up.

    That's OK......up to a point. Student B will likely learn the hard way as the demands increase and they are unable to organise themselves close to exams. It's a high risk strategy that will come unstuck at some point.
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    person A as person B will rely too much on 'natural ability' and then crumbles before them
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    person A as person B will rely too much on 'natural ability' and then crumbles before them
    What I hate is that we had a class test for chemistry and my friend did no revision (B) and I did alot of revision (A) but we got the same mark (32/50) I'm starting to question if it's my revision technique or if I'm just not very smart?
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    (Original post by GCSE 9)
    Person A doesn't really understand much in class, but goes home and revises really hard until they do and basically works very hard everyday,

    Whereas person B understands the majority in class- has no problems in lessons but if they do doesn't go over it at home and doesn't revise until like a week before the exams-

    Who is more likely to get higher grades.

    As I think I'm 30% naturally smart 70% hard work.

    Any opinions welcome
    I would say B, under the assumption that B will start to work harder if at some point in the future he finds it difficult to understand things purely base on lesson memorisation. Otherwise A. So it really depends on B's attitude.

    I think if you are able to understand things very quickly (e.g. immediately after being taught) then you're in a good advantage.
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    Understanding things in class isn't "down to natural ability" yes some people find it easier, but...

    Sometimes its about getting the right note taking technique that helps you understand more...

    THis contradicts what I just said but sometimes people just take notes instead of understanding what the teacher is actually saying xD

    Also Pre-Reading helps sooooooooooo much
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    I pretty much relate to B, I did well without revising at GCSE and that's motivated me for my A levels to try for the fabled 4 A*s. Basically, Type B learns that they learn faster and so if they try they can excel. Or they coast and get ABB
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    (Original post by GCSE 9)
    What I hate is that we had a class test for chemistry and my friend did no revision (B) and I did alot of revision (A) but we got the same mark (32/50) I'm starting to question if it's my revision technique or if I'm just not very smart?
    well not everyone has the same ability , i would just advise you to revise more and focus on yourself instead of others
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    When a genius works hard, there is no hope of catching up.
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    A week is more than enough for a GCSE exam, so B. If B was truly cramming, A.
 
 
 
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