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I'm struggling with remembering things when i get into my biweekly tests. I often go into them with confidence however, when i get there i start to crumble after starting of strong and begin to doubt myself on answers more and more throughout. Especially with calculations, i'm finding that i end up making a silly mistake after.
Hi. Dw same,
Just take ur timeee, like even if u don’t get it all done. Make sure what you do is what ur confident at and get it right.
Practice practice and slowly it just comes together.
What grade u tryna get?
Reply 2
Hii! As someone who did these tests, don’t stress out too much, it seems from what you said that you tend to stress out over the answers, and if you stress out too much then you will start doubting yourself. As for the silly mistakes, I have made so many, especially with calculations as well, but what matters is what is your silly mistake and working on how to correct it. For me I just did lots and lots of practice calculation questions, because soon after much practice you will see that some questions are similar in terms of what they are asking, and it will become second nature to you. With memorisation, maybe try Anki, Quizlet or some form of active recall, as they will be retained much better in your head. Again, don’t worry too much, i’m sure you worked hard and revised a lot so believe in yourself that you can do it.
I hope this helped and let me know if you have any more questions.
Reply 3
Original post by mmuhammad2004
Hi. Dw same,
Just take ur timeee, like even if u don’t get it all done. Make sure what you do is what ur confident at and get it right.
Practice practice and slowly it just comes together.
What grade u tryna get?

A*, but i've been fluctuating and i'm averaging an A/B. I do well in the tests that or on something i have just done but when its requiring going back to the start i start struggling. Though, i agree past papers would definitely help i just often spend too much time trying to remind myself of content. Thanks for the response.
Reply 4
Original post by sana.u
Hii! As someone who did these tests, don’t stress out too much, it seems from what you said that you tend to stress out over the answers, and if you stress out too much then you will start doubting yourself. As for the silly mistakes, I have made so many, especially with calculations as well, but what matters is what is your silly mistake and working on how to correct it. For me I just did lots and lots of practice calculation questions, because soon after much practice you will see that some questions are similar in terms of what they are asking, and it will become second nature to you. With memorisation, maybe try Anki, Quizlet or some form of active recall, as they will be retained much better in your head. Again, don’t worry too much, i’m sure you worked hard and revised a lot so believe in yourself that you can do it.
I hope this helped and let me know if you have any more questions.

Active recall would definitely help, i tried it at GCSE and it helped. I've only just started flashcards because before i was relying on videos and making mind maps but i realised that they weren't helping too much. I will try working on looking back on past tests i think just so i try not to make the same mistakes again. Another thing i struggle with is loss of motivation when studying, anyways i can fix that?
Reply 5
Original post by kamishol
Active recall would definitely help, i tried it at GCSE and it helped. I've only just started flashcards because before i was relying on videos and making mind maps but i realised that they weren't helping too much. I will try working on looking back on past tests i think just so i try not to make the same mistakes again. Another thing i struggle with is loss of motivation when studying, anyways i can fix that?

Motivation is not something you can learn to be honest, even I struggle with motivation sometimes. For me what I do is prepare myself to study like for example get snacks for studying, make my study area nice and neat because then it gets me ready for studying and I also think about the effort I made to study so I might as well start studying, if that makes sense. I also try to make my revision fun to make me more engaged and study for longer. Hope that helps.
Reply 6
Original post by sana.u
Motivation is not something you can learn to be honest, even I struggle with motivation sometimes. For me what I do is prepare myself to study like for example get snacks for studying, make my study area nice and neat because then it gets me ready for studying and I also think about the effort I made to study so I might as well start studying, if that makes sense. I also try to make my revision fun to make me more engaged and study for longer. Hope that helps.

Thank you very much, some very good ideas here.

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