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    So here's the thing,

    I really want to do well and get into university (I won't be going to a UK university, I'll be going to an American university that actually only requires up to 5 A*-C GCSEs from British students).

    Right now I'm doing AS Chemistry, Math and Biology. In the summer I kept promising myself this year would consist of vigorous and ruthless studying. Especially as I need to study for the SAT alongside (an American college admissions exam, which is mostly more about approach and thinking-skills, the content itself should be easy as it is GCSE-standard for a Brit).

    I'm a month into the curriculum.....I haven't done much home studying, homework or any research. I am getting depressed. I need the drive and motivation to get my backside into gear and study. I want to go for the high grades. I see other people who got A* give guides on how they did it. I know there's no straightforward answer, but my main problems are study location, distraction and organisation.

    I don't feel organised. The only thing I've done to make me feel like I've achieved something is I've bought myself the textbooks for each of the AS courses, and I've just stuck up a few colorful papers for AS Math, that recap and hammer some important principles from GCSE.

    Please, I need help, especially if you were a high achieving student. I need to know exactly what to do. How did you break up your study schedule? I don't really like making schedules as I never stick to it. I wanted to just adopt a flexible study rhythm, but that proves too tempting to just end up doing nothing all day. I've tried studying in a different part of the house, the loft, but it can get too cold up there. I hate being hunched up into my room as it depresses me. Studying at the college library is a little too distracting.

    I looked at something called Snap revise that advertises "score an A* in your A-Levels". Of course that's only something I can do, no company can do it for me. But would investing in Snap revise be helpful? Or is it just a scam with resources I could otherwise get for free? Has anyone used it with any benefit?

    Also, the name snap REVISE, does that mean it's only good for end of the year revision, or is it good for year-round studying of the AS?

    Thanks. I really need to get myself out of the cesspit I'm in.

    i used it for biology and chemistry OCR, absolutely useless, some errors and only really good for cramming.

    Mod note: Please don't share snap revise materials on here due to copyright!

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