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Ok so, during the Easter Holidays I have been studying for about 5-6 hours a day, maybe 7 on a good day. My friends insist its too much, my parents say its not enough. I feel fine, I'm stressed but not pressured, and I'm just following the timetable i made.

DO you think that's too much in a day for just your Nat5's?
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(Original post by flopsypopsy1)
Ok so, during the Easter Holidays I have been studying for about 5-6 hours a day, maybe 7 on a good day. My friends insist its too much, my parents say its not enough. I feel fine, I'm stressed but not pressured, and I'm just following the timetable i made.

DO you think that's too much in a day for just your Nat5's?
It is too much if the revision is not effective. It's fine if it is.
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(Original post by flopsypopsy1)
Ok so, during the Easter Holidays I have been studying for about 5-6 hours a day, maybe 7 on a good day. My friends insist its too much, my parents say its not enough. I feel fine, I'm stressed but not pressured, and I'm just following the timetable i made.

DO you think that's too much in a day for just your Nat5's?
There is no set amount of hours that a person should revise for each day.

It's about quality - not quantity. I've had days where I've only studied 1 hour of a subject, but learned more than when I sat and did it the day before for 3+ hours.

On study leave/easter last year for my Nat5's, I was aiming for 7 hours a day. Some days I just burned out after 3/4 hours and took the day off. However, some days I managed to exceed 7 hours. It just depends on how you feel.

The point is: quality over quantity. I find that actually setting out a target to complete for that day, in that subject, rather than setting a time limit works effectively. For example, instead of saying "I will study 2 hours of Physics today.", I say "Today I want to revise notes and do practice questions on red shift" and set a minimum time limit of 2 ish hours.

To answer your question though - if you know that you are revising effectively, then why not stick to the 5-7 hours a day you are currently doing. But, if you feel that you aren't revising as well as you should - make sure to change that.

Good luck with your exams
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Personally I think that’s a bit excessive for National 5s, but if you feel you can do that much and have the revision remain effective then it can’t hurt.
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There is no set amount of hours that a person should revise for each day.

It's about quality - not quantity. I've had days where I've only studied 1 hour of a subject, but learned more than when I sat and did it the day before for 3+ hours.

On study leave/easter last year for my Nat5's, I was aiming for 7 hours a day. Some days I just burned out after 3/4 hours and took the day off. However, some days I managed to exceed 7 hours. It just depends on how you feel.

The point is: quality over quantity. I find that actually setting out a target to complete for that day, in that subject, rather than setting a time limit works effectively. For example, instead of saying "I will study 2 hours of Physics today.", I say "Today I want to revise notes and do practice questions on red shift" and set a minimum time limit of 2 ish hours.

To answer your question though - if you know that you are revising effectively, then why not stick to the 5-7 hours a day you are currently doing. But, if you feel that you aren't revising as well as you should - make sure to change that.

Good luck with your exams
Great advice here PRSOM
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