What do you find most difficult about revising?

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Poll: What do you find most difficult about revising?
Prioritising what to revise (35)
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3.99%
Finding the time to revise (19)
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Finding the motivation (85)
26.07%
Getting distracted (59)
18.1%
Procrastination (112)
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Having the tools you need (1)
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(Original post by BlinkyBill)
Revising can be a bit of a struggle sometimes. I imagine especially if you're one of many students now faced with a few more mock exams than you might have expected.

We want to make sure we can support you as much as possible with tackling your revision.

So I'm wondering - what do you find most difficult about it?

P.S - there's some tips for revising over the break here if it's useful.
What i found really hard was knowing where to start what to revise I din't really have a strategy I and of know how to do it right now but it was really hard for GCSE and things.
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Took me many years to find a revision strategy that worked, the key for me was putting in the right motivations and keeping myself focused.

I did this a couple ways, 1) high intensity regular breaks (every hour id take 5 minutes, long lunch & dinner breaks & mini rewards). 2) I set high goals for myself & i had bets with my peers over results. 3) a schedule 4) eliminate distractions
my friends arent too competitive with school so i cant get motiveted by them , ive tried that method but it works for a day and then i cant bring myself to do it, i guess everyone has their own good method
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my friends arent too competitive with school so i cant get motiveted by them , ive tried that method but it works for a day and then i cant bring myself to do it, i guess everyone has their own good method
Replace people with other incentives, if your motivated enough you’ll find the right incentive.
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i think i'll try your method its just i need discipline because i come home and do nothing for 2 hours and then finally start . i prefer revising in the early night but i have to start early otherwise i wont get much done
The bit in bold sums me up really well, and is a contributing factor for me getting stuff done. The fact that I know I can’t revise well at night helps me to do stuff before that point.

As for the rest, yeah, discipline is needed. It won’t come immediately but to build up discipline, I’ve tried the non-zero rule. It’s where you aim to do one thing per day. Even if it’s as small as writing one sentence. One >zero, after all. Note that I’m not perfect and most of the time, my revision efficiency wanes but this still helps with discipline, IMO.
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Replace people with other incentives, if your motivated enough you’ll find the right incentive.
i dont want to leave them and i dont know who else anyway, because everyones in groups . okay i will try though
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The bit in bold sums me up really well, and is a contributing factor for me getting stuff done. The fact that I know I can’t revise well at night helps me to do stuff before that point.

As for the rest, yeah, discipline is needed. It won’t come immediately but to build up discipline, I’ve tried the non-zero rule. It’s where you aim to do one thing per day. Even if it’s as small as writing one sentence. One >zero, after all. Note that I’m not perfect and most of the time, my revision efficiency wanes but this still helps with discipline, IMO.
thank you for the advice, I'll try doing these things from now on, studying is hard but the long term impacts will be good *(^o^)/*
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what's the difference between motivation and procrastination?
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what's the difference between motivation and procrastination?
Pretty open to interpretation I guess! :K: To me motivation might be more like 'getting started', whereas procrastination is more like getting drawn into doing other stuff. And distractions might be more like things in the environment that stop me from revising (like loud siblings, etc). But I mean... they're probs pretty similar lol.
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I think for me it’s a mix of actually getting the motivation to start and getting distracted. Once I’ve started it, I’ll be fine - until my phone goes off or something else.
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(Original post by BlinkyBill)
Revising can be a bit of a struggle sometimes. I imagine especially if you're one of many students now faced with a few more mock exams than you might have expected.

We want to make sure we can support you as much as possible with tackling your revision.

So I'm wondering - what do you find most difficult about it?

P.S - there's some tips for revising over the break here if it's useful.
For me the hardest bit has to be getting started. Once I get started there's no stopping me but it's getting started that's the problem...
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I think for me it's condensing my notes in a way that makes it possible to revise, unfortunately my notes can get quite lengthy as I'm always worried I might miss something important
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Doing it
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I think for me it's condensing my notes in a way that makes it possible to revise, unfortunately my notes can get quite lengthy as I'm always worried I might miss something important
I highlight the vocabulary that's important to learn, then write a summarised definition of it to put onto a flashcard.
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