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    Anyone else finding it hard to balance their soical life and education? With so many parties and whatnot I seem to spend my whole weekend out or recovering and during the eveings I'm usually speking to people and girls etc. BTW I'm at a new sixthform college. How are you meant to find a good balance?
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    No. For me it's all work no play right now
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    oh god it is hard!
    I am in such a similar situation to you. Our school is co-ed for the sixth form so there has been a lot of socialising (an entirely new concept for me this year.... i have made myself much more socially active which is good fun) so it seems that i spend most of my evenings on facebook or msn. I then am out friday and saturday night and end up doing a week's work on sunday afternoon.... to an okish standard at the moment (enough to get a headmaster's commendation so all is not too bad). But it is damn difficult to get it right. I am also preparing for a music exam this term so i have been missing out on lots of practice and the number of hours i sleep has also suffered....

    so if anyone has any advice on how to manage time i would be so grateful!
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    go with t'flow..
    most important thing is enjoy yourself while you're young.
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    1.pick subjects like maths and sciences - require little actual work or revision.
    2.id reccomend instead of having a job throughout sixth form - work your backside off in year 12 - so then you can quit for year 13. I earned a couple of grand in year 12 - so know i have quit - (id reccomend getting a job though)
    3.dont watch tv - i have practically given up tv last year, between going out, sports, work, school i had no time left - so i rarely watch tv - tried giving up TSR - but that just wont happen lol
    4.get banned from tsr
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    (Original post by eulerwaswrong)
    1.pick subjects like maths and sciences - require little actual work or revision.
    :eek:

    You probably aren't doing those subjects then.
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    (Original post by freecom2)
    :eek:

    You probably aren't doing those subjects then.
    ummmmmm....... started off doing maths, further maths, physics, chemistry and biology, now jsut doing maths, further maths, physics and chemistry and perhaps do step I.

    Plus i did C4 in 6 days. This wouldnt be possible in any other subject in my eyes. In maths all you need to do is learn a few simple rules then apply these with problem solving skills to questions. You dont need to sit down and learn it, you just need the intelligence to apply it.

    I have no essays to write etc for these subjects, i rarely have homework, i dont need to go home and make detailed notes, i dont need to read different texts and analyse it for hours on end, i just need to learn a few simple rules and apply them. Also in the exams it easy to get 100% compared to english for example. Answers are answers in science subjects whereas in english you havent got a clue what they are given marks for.
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    I agree that essay subjects are a lot more subjective to mark, but it doesn't necessarily mean that little revision is required :/
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    (Original post by eulerwaswrong)
    1.pick subjects like maths and sciences - require little actual work or revision.
    HAHA :rolleyes:
    You're telling me you were taught a topic for science, instantly understood it and never went over it again?

    The amount you need to WRITE may be less then for essay subjects, but the required revision and work is just as much if not more.
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    (Original post by kiss__this_x)
    HAHA :rolleyes:
    You're telling me you were taught a topic for science, instantly understood it and never went over it again?

    The amount you need to WRITE may be less then for essay subjects, but the required revision and work is just as much if not more.
    lots of people are like this in sciences/maths - they see something and just get it - it just makes sense - you understand how it works and there you go - sorted - just go and apply that to problems - and thats about it. No further work is really needed - as long as you understand the concept - you can apply that concept to anything. You dont need to go away and learn lots of stuff. Workload for sciences(especially maths/further maths) is way less than any other subject)

    Also the exams are easy to get the top marks in (im not saying the exam is easy - but as long as you know the answer you are going to get full marks - whereas in other subjects you need t get your point across etc - practically impossible to get 100% in english for example)

    in january last year i was working the night before my physics and maths exams 4-10pm and i still came out with 2 high As in both.
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    I find a great balance, i'm getting along fine in work and still have time to get hard drunk during the college day, can't beat it.

    A good session during the day and some work.
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    I'm actually finding it allright right now. I COULD do a bit more work, but not until January.
    Instead of slaving away at home, I just make very good use of my lunch/breaks for revising.
 
 
 

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