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So, I've been motivated to start this thread (not sure if I'll be commited enough to make this a blog but we shall see) for a few reasons:
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- it'll be fun!
- I'd like to share advice and my experiences (+ promote self-love and positive visualisation)
- I think it'll motivate me and hopefully others
- it'll be cool to read other people's advice and experiences and thoughts



A bit of background info...
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I'm currently on my gap year and applying to study Medicine.

Currently working as a HCA - I left sixth form a few months ago.



Interests-wise, there's too many things so let's skip past that for now.
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Can now check this out on my wellbeing thread

General advice for lack of motivation:
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Stop with the grey environment.
Study in a place where you are able to concentrate. Take a proper break in a different place with a different atmosphere. Don't eliminate breaks from your study period.
Study with friends.
Get teachers to do afternoon or after-school sessions.
Use you exam board spec to guide you. It's literally so useful. Annotate it and highlight it. Use that as your base.
Do lots of questions.
Jot down similar questions that keep on appearing and the main marking points. Do the same for questions that you keep on getting wrong/ not full marks on.
Use ACTIVE RECALL, it saves a lot of time rereading etc.
Watch yt vids to revise or go over a topic etc.
That's all I have for the moment.



My main advice when studying/revising for GCSEs and A-Levels:
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- use the specification: print it it out, learn from it, annotate it.
- do as many past paper questions as possible under timed conditions.
- for questions that pop up a lot of questions you struggle to get any or full marks on, after attempting them, look at the mark scheme and jot down the main marking points and learn them.
- try to use different methods of revision to see what suits you: speak it out, teach it to an object, ACTIVE RECALL, use mind maps, flashcards, etc.
- do revision/review sessions with friends (texting, group voice/video calls or in person) or lunch/after school sessions with teachers.
- utilise resources at your disposal: Quizlet, YouTube (so many YouTubers post videos explaining topics in a simpler way), as well as other websites that depends on your subject.
- avoid a grey environment. Separate your study environment from your play environment. Come out of your room, get fresh air and study in an environment that would support your learning. Take breaks when you need, but do it away from your study environment or that's just procrastination not a real break.
- see studying as something you enjoy and something you can gain from rather than a chore.
- don't constantly think about failure. Imagine yourself acing those small assessments and those exams. Stop questioning yourself and your abilities. You're amazing and you should believe in yourself.
- don't see failure as the end of the road. See failure as a learning opportunity. Reflect on what you need to do to improve and actively try to improve. Each and every thing you face in life is a hidden learning opportunity - it's up to you to utilise it.



Essay/EPQ advice:
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- 10% of word count is for the introduction.
- Another 10% is for the conclusion.
- The rest of the word count is for the main body.
- Plan before starting and take things a step at a time.
I personally planned for each section by putting down questions that I wanted to have answered by the end of that section. It really gave me a direction of what to write and it also meant that I won't be overwhelmed as I can tick off which questions I've answered.
- As difficult as it sounds, don't leave it to the last minute🥺. You'll be glad. It's so exhausting sitting at the computer, brain vomitting words onto the screen. There's huge difference to how you feel if you do it early compared to if you do it last minute. Also, a lot of benefits. If you finish early, then you can get people to read and critique it, and you can perfect the essay.
- Know which type of essay you are writing, for example there's critical analysis (evaluating various sources you have used and also which one is useful or not, etc.) or literature reviews and many others, which all have a certain approach to use.
- I actually only have critical analysis essay experience, so I can only give advice on that. Reflect on what the sources has said, why is it significant, are their views similar to views of other sources or does it contradict what another source has said. In terms of evaluating whether a source is useful or not. It's easier to think about when source is not useful, i.e. when it has limitations. Limitations are the age of the source, when it was published. The sample size of the population that was investigated. Making a conclusion on a small sample size isn't reliable since it doesn't represent the population as a whole. On the other hand, using a large sample size is very useful to have in a source. Another limitation is the source being having bias in it or only looking at one perspective of the matter. I personally included this evaluation in my conclusion.

That's all I have so far - let's see if I can add more in the future.
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Quails are cute, (but poop a lot).

Here's one posing for the camera like a pro..
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This is a female from the dark brown speckles on her chest
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Statement of the day:

Quails are cute, (but poop a lot).

Here's one posing for the camera like a pro..
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This is a female from the dark brown speckles on her chest
this blog is the cutest thing i've ever seen 🥺 I'll be coming here often

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THANKS FOR THE TAG!!
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this blog is the cutest thing i've ever seen 🥺 I'll be coming here often


THANKS FOR THE TAG!!
:cry2::bird: Thank you!! I'll welcome you with open arms 😋
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Love this!! Keep it up
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Love this!! Keep it up
🤗 Welcome!!
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Agashii_ Sohello CoochieMan WTSBLG Clintt15

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I'mmmmm hereeee tooo!

Looking forward to your EPQ advice! :woo: (says the law student that hates essays but is ironically doing law)
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Agashii_ Sohello CoochieMan WTSBLG Clintt15

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Love this - thanks for the tag:hugs:
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(Original post by KA_P)
Statement of the day:

Quails are cute, (but poop a lot).

Here's one posing for the camera like a pro..
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This is a female from the dark brown speckles on her chest
How you get so close is incredible. They always fly away when I come close
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I'mmmmm hereeee tooo!

Looking forward to your EPQ advice! :woo: (says the law student that hates essays but is ironically doing law)
:rofl: Hello and welcome!! Definitely will get to that soon
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Love this - thanks for the tag:hugs:
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How you get so close is incredible. They always fly away when I come close
That's so true😭 it took a lot of time trying to get them used to my presence and slowly bringing my hand closer, so they know I'm not a danger😂 the baby chicks are the cutest and smallest things ever
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That's so true😭 it took a lot of time trying to get them used to my presence and slowly bringing my hand closer, so they know I'm not a danger😂 the baby chicks are the cutest and smallest things ever
Wait a sec - you took that picture yourself :eek:
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Agashii_ Sohello CoochieMan WTSBLG Clintt15 wifd149

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Ahhh thanks for the tag!!

The quail is so cute :cry2: Looking forward to this already!!
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Wait a sec - you took that picture yourself :eek:
Yeah hehehe - is it a good photo???
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Ahhh thanks for the tag!!

The quail is so cute :cry2: Looking forward to this already!!
😭❤️ Thank you!!!
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Yeah hehehe - is it a good photo???
Its incredible
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Its incredible
🥺 I'm so glad!!!
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Agashii_ Sohello CoochieMan WTSBLG Clintt15 wifd149 jannabi

I'll add anyone else who wants to be tagged
Yay thank you for the tag Good luck!
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