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Hey guys... it’s 7 days until my first A level exam and I am stressing out. Since January I’ve been revising pretty consistently but recently I’ve been lacking motivation and I don’t know why. I was expecting to be a lot more motivated considering my exams are so soon, but I’m actually doing less revision now than I was a month ago.
In my January mocks, I did badly overall. I got A*DD, and for my firm university, I need AAB!

I don’t expect anyone to solve this problem for me but is anyone feeling to same way? How are other people feeling for their exams?
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(Original post by baneofmylife)
Hey guys... it’s 7 days until my first A level exam and I am stressing out. Since January I’ve been revising pretty consistently but recently I’ve been lacking motivation and I don’t know why. I was expecting to be a lot more motivated considering my exams are so soon, but I’m actually doing less revision now than I was a month ago.
In my January mocks, I did badly overall. I got A*DD, and for my firm university, I need AAB!

I don’t expect anyone to solve this problem for me but is anyone feeling to same way? How are other people feeling for their exams?
Its normal to feel anxiety and a bit of fear, even to feel sick, when so much is riding on it.

What you need to do is bubble up and focus on the task ahead.

Worry doesnt get you marks, so its pretty much useless.

Studying and revising increases chances of getting the marks you need hence thats what you need to do.

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1. Remind yourself you have studied consistently and that doesnt vanish overnight. You know you havent slacked.
2. You only need to hold it together for c 6-8 weeks?
3. You are great at one subject so keep that ticking over.
4. Youve had a long time to improve the others and its unlikely you will get worse and much more that you will get better.
5. Assuming you understand material then you can leave that.
6. You looked at why you got D and identified areas to improve.
7. You have taken those measures.
8. Practice mock exams and then mark to show you can answer, recall and apply the information.
9. Keep filling in weak spots and your grades will rise.
10. Just agree to work as hard as you can for the next 6-8 weeks and then you cna stay in bed , eat or whatever for 6 weeks after.
11. Revision is much worse than the exam. Its boring and stressful. Exam is a relief and its too late so you just write.
12. I always said if in that last hour I learnt one thing that got me a few extra marks, then that could be the difference of a grade and you dont want to fall 1 mark short, which costs you a place.
13. Nobody else cares besides your parents whether you fail, so you need to start caring about you.
14. If you get your act together now and try your best (dont overdo it), then you wont have regret and considerably less worry when waiting for results.
15. Resits arent bad, but a lot more effort than the time you have left.
16. Challenge yourself and believe you can fight for the extra marks. Nobody else will.
17. Remind yourself why you are doing it, uni, parents and self proud, career, future, gf , dreams etc.
18. Chill you can only do what you can do in the time left. Dont beat yourself up.
19. Use the time between exams as well.
20.Dont forget to sleep, eat properly and do stress reducing things such as a bit of socialising or chatting with friends.
21. Make the effort now and gl. Everyone can do their best.
22. Unless its an elite uni, then ABC may well be enough.

Pheeew thats a long list. Might save that.

Its really not for me to motivate you. You should do that yourself. Take control of your future.
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make sure from now on you timetable your revision or get somebody to test you, also keep reminding yourself of your uni requirements and the grades you need to get to the course you wanna do, 7 days is enough to achieve a good grade work as hard as you can and learn the key points of every topic
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