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    I was just wondering about this, because there are a few people i know who just revise a few days before the exam and thats it and come out with 90%+ in modules. they do nothing for up to the last week before the exam. :mad: :mad:

    its not fare and if you do it whats your secret. :confused:

    I just want to point out that i work my a*** for every exam. :mad:
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    Because they retain a lot of information quickly, and the week is just to understand it so they can be flexible with it.

    Lucky them.
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    Because, they do work. But they don't show it.
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    Lol that's what I done at A Level. For all my exams I just revised the entire day before and I did ok. But I've done the same my whole life, if I try and revise a few weeks (or even months :eek: ) before the exam I can't concentrate and I'm always thinking of other things to do. But the day before the exam I find I can work for like 8 hours and remember a lot because I know if I don't revise at all then I'd definitely fail!

    I think people learn in different ways. Some have to work hard way before the exam, whereas others can get away with doing little work. Don't be angry or anything, if you learn by working hard then carry on working hard don't look at what others are doing.
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    (Original post by daruishraz)
    Because, they do work. But they don't show it.
    That's true for some people... I was rarely at school, but did alright, simply because I worked at home or wherever I was...
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    Because they did Business Studies :yep:
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    they do the work when they're given it, make notes after the lesson... so when it comes to crunch time they're prepared

    maybe when everyone else is complaining about revising or giving each other revision tips they don't say anything so it seems as if they're not revising?...

    maybe they prefer to work unser the pressure and find that they retain information better that way
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    I concentrate in lessons so hardly have to revise at all. Plus, I'm not an idiot. That helps.
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    Because it goes into their short term memory. They probably cant remember that much of it now but i suppose they did what was needed. Or they are just really clever. Or work really hard when they are at home etc
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    It could be that they are working hard, they're just not saying how much they've done, or that they just have brains like sponges.
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    1. They are naturally better at retaining information
    2. They work harder than they say they do (ie; it sounds much better to tell everyone that you did no revision and came out with A*s than to talk about how you worked your arse off and only got Cs)
    3. They work harder/pay more attention in school time than you meaning they have to do less work in their own time

    One or more of the above (talking from personal experience)
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    (Original post by ch0c0h01ic)
    1. They are naturally better at retaining information
    QFT

    I can do this, do very little all year and then cram the day before exams. Seem to forget it soon after though!
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    (Original post by Ar5enal Fan)
    Lol that's what I done at A Level. For all my exams I just revised the entire day before and I did ok. But I've done the same my whole life, if I try and revise a few weeks (or even months :eek: ) before the exam I can't concentrate and I'm always thinking of other things to do. But the day before the exam I find I can work for like 8 hours and remember a lot because I know if I don't revise at all then I'd definitely fail!

    I think people learn in different ways. Some have to work hard way before the exam, whereas others can get away with doing little work. Don't be angry or anything, if you learn by working hard then carry on working hard don't look at what others are doing.
    Same!
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    (Original post by Ar5enal Fan)
    Lol that's what I done at A Level. For all my exams I just revised the entire day before and I did ok. But I've done the same my whole life, if I try and revise a few weeks (or even months :eek: ) before the exam I can't concentrate and I'm always thinking of other things to do. But the day before the exam I find I can work for like 8 hours and remember a lot because I know if I don't revise at all then I'd definitely fail!

    I think people learn in different ways. Some have to work hard way before the exam, whereas others can get away with doing little work. Don't be angry or anything, if you learn by working hard then carry on working hard don't look at what others are doing.
    well judging how all that 'work' has only managed to land you in Warwick doing A&F (not your first choice as I've looked around the forums), spending only the day before an exam revising is probably not the best bet :rolleyes:
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    They understand everything they need to at school and then remember everything they need to a few days before the exam. Although, they haven't remembered things for the long term and therefore will forget them quite quickly.
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    (Original post by daruishraz)
    Because, they do work. But they don't show it.
    Rubbish. I didn't.
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    (Original post by ch0c0h01ic)
    1. They are naturally better at retaining information
    2. They work harder than they say they do (ie; it sounds much better to tell everyone that you did no revision and came out with A*s than to talk about how you worked your arse off and only got Cs)
    3. They work harder/pay more attention in school time than you meaning they have to do less work in their own time

    One or more of the above (talking from personal experience)
    The troof :yep:
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    (Original post by MM360)
    Hi

    I was just wondering about this, because there are a few people i know who just revise a few days before the exam and thats it and come out with 90%+ in modules. they do nothing for up to the last week before the exam. :mad: :mad:

    its not fare and if you do it whats your secret. :confused:

    I just want to point out that i work my a*** for every exam. :mad:
    Cause that's life I'm afraid.
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    You could tell from the title that this was going to be one of those threads where everyone says "Some people do work hard and don't tell anyone. But not me, honest, I do no work and get 100%".
    I did the cramming thing for GCSEs and AS levels and A2 levels, and it worked up until A2. Well, it worked in English Literature. But this year I'm working my arse off all year through and seeing what happens. I want to prove something to myself and everyone else.

    She says, whilst sitting on TSR.
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    I was like this at GCSE.. did the bare minimum for homework etc, revised the night before the exam (reading the revision guide) and came out with 5 A* and 5 A's. However, our school enforced compulsory revision sessions up until the day of the exam, which is probably why the (state!) school consistently gets good grades year on year (85% A-C grades in 2008, 250-300 pupils entered)

    A levels were a bit of a different story, with the revision period maybe being a day or 2 before the exam. AS I got 4 B's. A level I got ABBC. The A was Geography (my forté ), B was art (SO much supporting coursework required, I simply didn't do enough of it to get an A), C was Economics (DAMN hard). The other B was General Studies which we all know is graded with a dartboard and darts

    Uni was an exception however, worked my arse off for a 2.1 in Geographical Information Science (a specialism of Geography). Revision for exams was about 4-7 days in advance, depending on my workload.

    I do find that I retain information really well, though these days having graduated, it tends to be pointless nuggets of info

    I've always regretted the fact that I never had a good revision technique. Never truly learnt how to revise well, although looking back now it could just be that my methods were what suited me best..?

    ...Maybe it's Maybelline!
 
 
 
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