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From experience - sleep.

The two exams for which I did not sleep properly the night before were by FAR my two worst exams. Sleep is really important.
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Learned more than 60% of my maths studies material day before the exam. Crammed everything non stop, on the way to school, 5 mins before the exam,.. didn't sleep for 24+hours. Got a 4 in the end ( which is what I wanted ).

So yes. Pulling an all nighter works.. You wont remember EVERYTHING ( and its easy to mess up bits of info here and there ) but it sure as hell will stay embedded in your head for a good 1-2hours.

Goodluck
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To be frank you'd be better just revising a normal amount the day before and then getting a decent sleep. That way you can at least do a small amount well than a large amount badly.
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unfortunately I did this last night, and it payed off!!
I'd spend all day studying for Biology and then released I'd left out two topics, so spent 5 hours into the night studying, then got 3 hours of sleep...

thankfully i remembered what I'd studied and it payed off!
But it definately doesn't help to do it more than once, I'd say!
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(Original post by clairehillsmith)
unfortunately I did this last night, and it payed off!!
I'd spend all day studying for Biology and then released I'd left out two topics, so spent 5 hours into the night studying, then got 3 hours of sleep...

thankfully i remembered what I'd studied and it payed off!
But it definately doesn't help to do it more than once, I'd say!
ditto this.

I already mentioned my take in another post but I might as well write it here again.
Had P3 Bio today which consists of two options. ( our class originally picked E and H ).. Sadly I never paid attention in lesson.. So today on the way to school ( on the bus ), crammed 45 mins of Option E and Option D ( first time looking at D, lmao hahahah ).. My god, my mind felt so stacked up with info.. I barely glanced at the questions when we were handed the paper ( DURING READING TIME ).. finally when reading time was up, looked at the q's and I knew almost everything ( excluding 1x 4 point question and a couple small q's ).

=WinWin
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So today on the way to school ( on the bus ), crammed 45 mins of Option E and Option D ( first time looking at D, lmao hahahah ).. My god, my mind felt so stacked up with info.. I barely glanced at the questions when we were handed the paper ( DURING READING TIME ).. finally when reading time was up, looked at the q's and I knew almost everything ( excluding 1x 4 point question and a couple small q's ).

=WinWin
45 minutes thats it?! i'm jealous. haha.
i took 5 -6 hours REVIEWING my topics, which were A and B.
but i think I did alright in the end..
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Seriously, far better to stay up all night and learn the material. Yeah in a perfect world we should have already revised and studied hard by this point, but no use crying over spilt milk, if you know nothing now, you can pretty much learn all the material you need for an exam overnight. Whats the use in getting a good nights sleep, functioning perfectly and sitting in the exam not having a clue what to write?
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staying up works for me
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(Original post by scorpia)
staying up works for me

Me tooo, however, I can only function until 3 am in the morning and then I have deep sleep, in which i can be a bit more fresh on the exam day, I would wake up 1.5 hours before the exam, shower to stay fresh, eat chocolate and energy boost to ensure I don't fall asleep and my brain remains active in the exam and maybe snack a banana, to ensure I do not get hugnry in the exam!

In fact, I'm doing just this tonight and thought i'd let you all know...


BUT the drawbacks are that if you have an exam the next day aswell (day after the exam you stayed awake), it will be harder to revise for that and stay awake for that!

My max. is 1 allnighter, and then I slept for 1 entire night and half the day win deep sleep! Good thing I didn't have an exam on that day!

WARNING, it's proven that it's better not to do this, so don't follow my advise, i'm a bad role-model, (or so everyone says)
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dude chill out man drink 4-5 cans of redbulls smoke if you want to and ACE your Exams
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definitely don't ever sleep

:rolleyes:

(Original post by Abdulihshan1997)
dude chill out man drink 4-5 cans of redbulls smoke if you want to and ACE your Exams
how the **** did you find this? it's from 09
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If you've done no revision, then you should stay up all night and revise. What's the point of having an awake and highly-rested brain if you've got no information to use it for?
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(Original post by whamjam)
what subject is it?
whatever subject it is cramming doesn t work bcz the time for processing new ideas takes bit of time plus to retrieve the information cues are needed both environmental and situational cues.koeler 2002 found that more stressful words are less likely to be recalled than neutral ones.if u haven t done ur revisions that s ur fault just stop posting some nonsense if u know that the answer is gonna be a 1000 perc failure.u just waste time by typing and desperation doesn t even give u proper plans for ur daily basis and specially when it comes with revisions
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