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I have one week half term, 5 subjects, all quite heavy- french chemistry history maths english

how long on avaerage do people revise per day, im talking about people who want to do well .
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(Original post by LondonBoy)
I have one week half term, 5 subjects, all quite heavy- french chemistry history maths english

how long on avaerage do people revise per day, im talking about people who want to do well .
i would say 4hrs in the morning, 4hrs in the afternoon is quite a good length of time. but bear in mind, thats what im aiming to do for the real thing-perhaps less for your mocks, maybe 2.5-3hrs in am and pm. like everyone always says, it depends a lot on the individual. last year for GCSEs was different, there were some exams i didnt do much revision for and 3 days solid cramming for each subject was enough (i did get good grades, incase you thought i came out with Ds and Es on that level of revision!), but AS is a different kettle of fish.

the main thing is - do not burn yourself out with mocks!!! they are only mocks!!! if you stress too much now, you will only be too tired and not motivated enough to work hard enough for the real exams, which at the end of the day are the only ones that matter. CHILL OUT. :cool:
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There is no need to revise that much for you AS mock exam. They just want to see how well you will do. No matter what grade you have in your mock, they will still enter you for the exam.

If you really want to do well on them, you could skim through your notes for about an hour each day. Don't study that hard, it's only a mock.
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Start revising for the real ones at around the Easter holidays.
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You should revise as much as you possibly can, but don't go overboard. Chill out enjoy for times nt just 24/7. No one takes them that serioulsy. Just an indication of ur capabilities. I had Jan mocks got 1A's n 2B's mostly and 1 C. without much revision! So 1 subject in the morning and 1 in the evening. Spend the most time on the subject which is harder, and you may not undersatnd it as well.

GOOD LUCK

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don't worry about you're mocks. It's all part of the learning process. If you do crap, don't take it as a negative, but think how you can improve on it - just a little advice. Besides, you always go up at least one grade.

in terms of how much revision - just keep learning until you know it, everyone's diifferent. Just remember to take a break about every 40 mins - i find my mind wonders
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I think waking up early is pretty helpful when it's still pretty quite your brain is fresh in the after none just before you go to sleep with in an hour or two revise some too I guess that is pretty helpful and when you go afterwords directly tpo sleep your brain will store informations better and organise them so that next morning you'd've absorbed most of the info's ,for me the time between 3-8 is like the time that I'm not able to have my full concentration and I get pretty bored,I agree with all people who said that you shouldn't do 24/7 studying long time before exam,but that doesn't mean not to revise you should revise sensible,so that you can put all of the studying energy during the study break before the externals
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I think waking up early is pretty helpful when it's still pretty quite your brain is fresh in the after none just before you go to sleep with in an hour or two revise some too I guess that is pretty helpful and when you go afterwords directly tpo sleep your brain will store informations better and organise them so that next morning you'd've absorbed most of the info's ,for me the time between 3-8 is like the time that I'm not able to have my full concentration and I get pretty bored,I agree with all people who said that you shouldn't do 24/7 studying long time before exam,but that doesn't mean not to revise you should revise sensible,so that you can put all of the studying energy during the study break before the externals
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I agree with 3hrs morning and 3hrs afternoon... that seems like a decent amount of revision..
I disagree that mocks are unimportant though, as if you revise well for these, then revision for your actual exams should be easier as the information stays in your memory better..

Saying that, if I revise for 2hrs a day I feel super good and probably wouldnt revise for the next day or two for more than half an hour or so.. GCSEs I worked even less... but you know..maybe that's not the best idea ever
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Mocks are not that important. They just want to know how well you get on with the course by doing a mock exam. If you really want to revise for it, 1-2 hours will be enough. Don't stress yourself too much.
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I agree that Don't stress yourself too much.
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