Cramming a whole year's worth of work in Easter

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So I'm a first year reading economics and have missed most of my lectures. Although I have been averaging 65-70% in my formative essays (thanks to A level economics), I have learned nothing from my course. Is it possible to cram everything in 3 months and still get first class overall? First year mark doesn't count but I want to do well as this will help with my internship applications in second year...
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So I'm a first year reading economics and have missed most of my lectures. Although I have been averaging 65-70% in my formative essays (thanks to A level economics), I have learned nothing from my course. Is it possible to cram everything in 3 months and still get first class overall? First year mark doesn't count but I want to do well as this will help with my internship applications in second year...
In first year of uni maybe (any other year no). I found the exams in first year tend to be softer then what will come in years 2/3/4. And the lecturers tend to give a few more hints, hence its much easier to revise last minute and still get a 1st.

Every course is different, but you wont know unless you try.
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So I'm a first year reading economics and have missed most of my lectures. Although I have been averaging 65-70% in my formative essays (thanks to A level economics), I have learned nothing from my course. Is it possible to cram everything in 3 months and still get first class overall? First year mark doesn't count but I want to do well as this will help with my internship applications in second year...
As mnot rightly says, in your first year it might be do-able, but by no means certain. It depends to a large extent of how quick a learner you are and how well you can retain information which has been crammed.
With a lot of hard work, you should be able to do reasonably well. Three months is quite a long time.
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So I'm a first year reading economics and have missed most of my lectures. Although I have been averaging 65-70% in my formative essays (thanks to A level economics), I have learned nothing from my course. Is it possible to cram everything in 3 months and still get first class overall? First year mark doesn't count but I want to do well as this will help with my internship applications in second year...
In addition to others' good advice, why have you missed most of your lectures? Is it an issue that might negatively affect you (to a greater extent) in your subsequent years?
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In addition to others' good advice, why have you missed most of your lectures? Is it an issue that might negatively affect you (to a greater extent) in your subsequent years?
I'm involved in loads of societies and volunteering and fundraising, and I find that all lecturers just read off the slides/textbooks which I hate. Only one is decent and I go to all the lectures for this module. My plan was to get involved in a lot of stuff in first year and then cut down in the following years.

Anyway, after creating a study timetable I think it's feasible. Thank you all!
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