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    What you revising for?
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    (Original post by Kaffee_1998)
    What you revising for?
    Economics, English Combined & Psychology
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    [QUOTE=abdelismail31;80950020]Economics, English Combined
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    (Original post by Kaffee_1998)
    Mm an hour or so on each one I guess it really depends on you and how you revise.
    Excluding H/W right?
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    (Original post by abdelismail31)
    Excluding H/W right?
    What do you mean by H/W?
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    (Original post by Kaffee_1998)
    What do you mean by H/W?
    Homework
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    (Original post by abdelismail31)
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    Ok. Then yes. Best is to focus on the weak points first
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    (Original post by Gurdeepthelegend)
    How much are you doing
    Not much, maybe an hour on a good day.
    Yourself?
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    It depends how productive you are in the time.
    I'd suggest 3 hours a day if you're aiming for A*A*A*, but you may need to increase this as you get closer to exams.
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    (Original post by Infinite Series)
    It depends how productive you are in the time.
    I'd suggest 3 hours a day if you're aiming for A*A*A*, but you may need to increase this as you get closer to exams.
    wow . i just about do that on a weekend nevermind a school day . Does that include frees?
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    (Original post by Infinite Series)
    It depends how productive you are in the time.
    I'd suggest 3 hours a day if you're aiming for A*A*A*, but you may need to increase this as you get closer to exams.
    Okay, I may be willing to do that. Do you suggest I make notes on the topics I've just finished, or read ahead?
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    (Original post by abdelismail31)
    Okay, I may be willing to do that. Do you suggest I make notes on the topics I've just finished, or read ahead?
    Everyone has different methods of revising that suits them. I've made notes for the sciences but not for maths because I try to not forget any maths content by doing practice papers often. I've only made notes on the 'proof' questions in maths.
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    (Original post by emilysandres)
    wow . i just about do that on a weekend nevermind a school day . Does that include frees?
    I wouldn't count frees as students aren't usually the most productive during school because there are many distractions- mainly other students.
    If you're aiming for A*A*A*, then it doesn't come easy- if it was easy to put in this time and effort them you'd see most people getting the top grades
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    (Original post by Infinite Series)
    I wouldn't count frees as students aren't usually the most productive during school because there are many distractions- mainly other students.
    If you're aiming for A*A*A*, then it doesn't come easy- if it was easy to put in this time and effort them you'd see most people getting the top grades
    im actually more productive in school then outside of school as we have silent study area and sometimes supervised study periods . so unproductive at home i need to fix up
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    it completely depends on how good you are really, all i can say is that when u do tests etc see how much revision would suffice for an a star in that test. some people need to revise for hours on end to get an a star, others have a natural ability, so theres no fixed answer really
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    (Original post by abdelismail31)
    Year 12
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    How much should you be doing? Enough to get the grades you want. How much is that? Who knows.

    Nobody can put a figure on how many hours you should be doing because it simply doesn't work that way. Here's a few reasons why.

    1. You are an individual and everyone is different. An hour of work to you is totally different to an hour of work to someone else.
    2. Revision does not necessarily improve your grades linearly. You won't get twice the benefit from doing 2 hours as you do from 1 hour.
    3. We don't know what level you are working at. If you're getting Ds and Es, you'd need to put in more work than if you were getting Bs and As.
    4. Similar to the above, we know nothing about you. Students with good memory can inevitably spend fewer hours reading notes to remember things for example.
    5. Hours aren't created equally. Different techniques provide different results. 1 hour doing a past paper and 1 hour reading notes will produce totally different results.

    That's just a few reasons why it's not possible to put a numerical figure on how many hours you need to put in. It simply doesn't work that way and there isn't some magical number of hours you have to put in before reaching a certain grade.

    To get a certain grade, you need to get so many marks. To get those marks, you need to answer questions correctly. Rather than trying to work out how many hours to put in, you need to determine what it is you personally need to do in order to answer those questions correctly. Work out where you are now and where you are trying to get to. Then find techniques that work best for you (because we all learn differently) so that you can move from where you are now to where you need to be.

    If for example, you need to be able to record 20 facts, you find techniques that help you remember those facts. If you need to schedule it in, you can decide how many facts to cover each work, how many hours that will take you and so on. Making sure that you cover previous content each week as you add in the new stuff. Only then can you say how many hours you'll need to put in, as you'll know what work you need to do.
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    How much should you be doing? Enough to get the grades you want. How much is that? Who knows.

    Nobody can put a figure on how many hours you should be doing because it simply doesn't work that way. Here's a few reasons why.

    1. You are an individual and everyone is different. An hour of work to you is totally different to an hour of work to someone else.
    2. Revision does not necessarily improve your grades linearly. You won't get twice the benefit from doing 2 hours as you do from 1 hour.
    3. We don't know what level you are working at. If you're getting Ds and Es, you'd need to put in more work than if you were getting Bs and As.
    4. Similar to the above, we know nothing about you. Students with good memory can inevitably spend fewer hours reading notes to remember things for example.
    5. Hours aren't created equally. Different techniques provide different results. 1 hour doing a past paper and 1 hour reading notes will produce totally different results.

    That's just a few reasons why it's not possible to put a numerical figure on how many hours you need to put in. It simply doesn't work that way and there isn't some magical number of hours you have to put in before reaching a certain grade.

    To get a certain grade, you need to get so many marks. To get those marks, you need to answer questions correctly. Rather than trying to work out how many hours to put in, you need to determine what it is you personally need to do in order to answer those questions correctly. Work out where you are now and where you are trying to get to. Then find techniques that work best for you (because we all learn differently) so that you can move from where you are now to where you need to be.

    If for example, you need to be able to record 20 facts, you find techniques that help you remember those facts. If you need to schedule it in, you can decide how many facts to cover each work, how many hours that will take you and so on. Making sure that you cover previous content each week as you add in the new stuff. Only then can you say how many hours you'll need to put in, as you'll know what work you need to do.

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