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emmanuella's study discussions #4: what's your exam prep routine like?

Hello everyone,
Welcome to the fourth thread from emmanuella's Study Discussions, led by @emm4nuella! In these threads, we will be talking and discussing all things to do with studying and revision, especially as exam season is looming! Today's thread is all about how you prepare for exams!

Today, I want to know how you normally get yourself prepared for an exam! Do you have a routine or do you just go with the flow? Explain in as much or as little detail as you want :smile:!
Anyone and everyone can get involved! Looking forward to reading your answers :biggrin:!
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(edited 1 month ago)
grow your graders, looking forward to reading your answers below!! :biggrin:

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(edited 1 month ago)
Revise when I can because my body is quite unreliable, but I usually time block in google calendar with the hope that I will be able to stick to it.
Original post by emm4nuella
Hello everyone,
Welcome to the fourth thread from emmanuella's Study Discussions, led by @emm4nuella! In these threads, we will be talking and discussing all things to do with studying and revision, especially as exam season is looming! Today's thread is all about how you prepare for exams!
Today, I want to know how you normally get yourself prepared for an exam! Do you have a routine or do you just go with the flow? Explain in as much or as little detail as you want :smile:!
Anyone and everyone can get involved! Looking forward to reading your answers :biggrin:!
GET INVOLVED WITH OTHER DISCUSSIONS :biggrin:: emmanuella's study discussions master thread :smile: - The Student Room

this might sound bad but i have a very informal structure, i mostly go with the flow! i have my usual tactics like doing past papers everyday but my routine has been changing so much to make sure i maximise everyday.

past papers!!! right now i'm alternating with every subject, so tomorrow i'm doing phys paper 1 then the day after i'll do 3 then 1 then 2 then 1 then 3... etc. (except further maths where paper 1 and 2 are the same thing)

lots of flashcards on topics you don't know, and even more past paper questions!

youtube when you want to see practical applications of a topic or you need a concept explained in a more coherent way.

i'm also trying to do every subject everyday ! (maths and further maths as one)

hope this helps, looking forward to see what y'all sayyy
Original post by emm4nuella
Hello everyone,
Welcome to the fourth thread from emmanuella's Study Discussions, led by @emm4nuella! In these threads, we will be talking and discussing all things to do with studying and revision, especially as exam season is looming! Today's thread is all about how you prepare for exams!
Today, I want to know how you normally get yourself prepared for an exam! Do you have a routine or do you just go with the flow? Explain in as much or as little detail as you want :smile:!
Anyone and everyone can get involved! Looking forward to reading your answers :biggrin:!
GET INVOLVED WITH OTHER DISCUSSIONS :biggrin:: emmanuella's study discussions master thread :smile: - The Student Room

reminder about this discussion, everyone!!

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Reply 5
maybe look over notes, but right before an exam it's mainly trying not to cry lmao :groovy:
just making sure i have my stuff and maybe checking a few key things i keep forgetting
i start from scratch (which maybe i shouldnt) but i want to make sure ik everything and my brain keeps tricking me that its forgotten everything.
after i do a topic ill do practice questions and those section questions from past papers

walkthroughs are my best friend. i learn verbally so sometimes looking at worked solutions or reading over the markscheme isnt enough. i need someone to physically tell me things haha
Reply 7
Original post by emm4nuella
Hello everyone,
Welcome to the fourth thread from emmanuella's Study Discussions, led by @emm4nuella! In these threads, we will be talking and discussing all things to do with studying and revision, especially as exam season is looming! Today's thread is all about how you prepare for exams!
Today, I want to know how you normally get yourself prepared for an exam! Do you have a routine or do you just go with the flow? Explain in as much or as little detail as you want :smile:!
Anyone and everyone can get involved! Looking forward to reading your answers :biggrin:!
GET INVOLVED WITH OTHER DISCUSSIONS :biggrin:: emmanuella's study discussions master thread :smile: - The Student Room

Sorry I'm a little late :'))

Other than trying not to procrastinate,--What I like doing is first knowing what will be tested on, then I revise those topics. After that, I go over some exam style questions before trying out some past papers! But to do this I would definitely need to start well in advance. Thank you for the mention! :heart:
Original post by emm4nuella
Hello everyone,
Welcome to the fourth thread from emmanuella's Study Discussions, led by @emm4nuella! In these threads, we will be talking and discussing all things to do with studying and revision, especially as exam season is looming! Today's thread is all about how you prepare for exams!
Today, I want to know how you normally get yourself prepared for an exam! Do you have a routine or do you just go with the flow? Explain in as much or as little detail as you want :smile:!
Anyone and everyone can get involved! Looking forward to reading your answers :biggrin:!
GET INVOLVED WITH OTHER DISCUSSIONS :biggrin:: emmanuella's study discussions master thread :smile: - The Student Room

Hey everyone! Just wanted to say a massive good luck for your exams, you've got this, we believe in you!! I know they can be super daunting, I was always so nervous in the lead up to exams when I was a school. I'd write down all my notes, read over them constantly, I would also then record myself reading through the notes so I could play this recording when I was walking to school, when I was on the bus etc. Just finding the time to fit some revision in during times when I'm not doing anything was key for me.

I'd also watch revision video on YouTube as I did find that easier to take information in, and ensure I got enough sleep the night before.

I wish I took regular breaks, that's something I'd definitely recommend, to ensure you are getting outside and getting fresh air to clear the mind and then come back to revision after!

Becky
Original post by emm4nuella
Hello everyone,
Welcome to the fourth thread from emmanuella's Study Discussions, led by @emm4nuella! In these threads, we will be talking and discussing all things to do with studying and revision, especially as exam season is looming! Today's thread is all about how you prepare for exams!
Today, I want to know how you normally get yourself prepared for an exam! Do you have a routine or do you just go with the flow? Explain in as much or as little detail as you want :smile:!
Anyone and everyone can get involved! Looking forward to reading your answers :biggrin:!
GET INVOLVED WITH OTHER DISCUSSIONS :biggrin:: emmanuella's study discussions master thread :smile: - The Student Room
further away from exams (more than 1-2 weeks) i like to use flashcards, i also like to make mind maps/ draw diagrams and stick them on my wall above my desk
closer to exams i like to do lots of past papers then go over with the mark scheme and write out anything i didnt know on a separate piece of paper
on exam day i usually go over my flashcards, look at that piece of paper with all the things i didnt know and have almonds as a snack (i live in an south asian household 😭)
i also like to have reminders on my phone set up for exam day to give me a bit of encouragement or sometimes i make myself a little voice message just to remind myself that i am prepared and i will do well on the exam
Original post by whoskaavya
further away from exams (more than 1-2 weeks) i like to use flashcards, i also like to make mind maps/ draw diagrams and stick them on my wall above my desk
closer to exams i like to do lots of past papers then go over with the mark scheme and write out anything i didnt know on a separate piece of paper
on exam day i usually go over my flashcards, look at that piece of paper with all the things i didnt know and have almonds as a snack (i live in an south asian household 😭)
i also like to have reminders on my phone set up for exam day to give me a bit of encouragement or sometimes i make myself a little voice message just to remind myself that i am prepared and i will do well on the exam

i love that! thank you so much for sharing - i may magpie some of your ideas :biggrin:!

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