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spudhead1991
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do they work? im tempted to do 1 for my geography tomorrow!
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No don't. you will be hella tired for the exam and wont be able to concentrate.
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Like most things- they do for some but don't for others. It doesn't personally work for me because I can't concentrate when I'm tired and start to make lots of silly mistakes. Caffiene doesn't help me as I drink too much of it to begin with! So I wouldn't advise it.
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Never worked for me. Tried once and it was pretty horrible - I just felt like going to sleep during the exam :x
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I'd recommend, going to bed at a usual time/or a bit earlier and then waking up earlier and doing revision before the exam.
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I do it, it works, just wake up at like 10 pm then cram like hell, short term memory is good
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Nah, they knacker you out. Tried it once, then drank RedBull in the morning. I was energetic for the first few questions of my exam, then my strength just dipped, couldn't muster any mental strength to tackle the harder questions.
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(Original post by DaneCook)
Nah, they knacker you out. Tried it once, then drank RedBull in the morning. I was energetic for the first few questions of my exam, then my strength just dipped, couldn't muster any mental strength to tackle the harder questions.
Thats the Red Bull, it gives a high and then a low. What the OP needs to do is to do an all nighter, and then got to sleep about 50 mins from when you would normally wake up in the morning. Wake up as normal, because your brain hasn't gone into a deep sleep, you won't feel so tired and will feel energised for your exam. I did it for my Biology exam, worked great. Though I know people who just cannot revise during the night, I prefer the night to day though.
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Thats the Red Bull, it gives a high and then a low. What the OP needs to do is to do an all nighter, and then got to sleep about 50 mins from when you would normally wake up in the morning. Wake up as normal, because your brain hasn't gone into a deep sleep, you won't feel so tired and will feel energised for your exam. I did it for my Biology exam, worked great. Though I know people who just cannot revise during the night, I prefer the night to day though.
Yeah, but I drank the RedBull because I was already knackered from my all nighter. I doubt I would have fared any better had I just waltzed into the exam knackered and sleepy.
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they really work for me, but thats just me...im nocturnal
i get tired around 3pm but if its a morning exam its over by then..
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dont do it, you will be far too tired come the actual exam
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It really does depend on the person. They usually work for me however I would suggest revising for a while then going to bed putting the alarm as far away from you as possible or get someone to wake you drink a cup of coffee and start again.
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no i wouldn't do it, unless your used to all nighters, you will only fail to concentrate during your exam. just go to bed, get up early and cram.. thats what i did this morning. Bed at 10. Up and 6.30, exam was at half one, so a good solid 5 hours revision realllly helped!!
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It depends....personally I prefer to have a good night's sleep before the exam, not necessarily the full 8h but at least 5. Anything you learn before you go to bed usually sticks though! Working right up to the exam has never worked for me, I found myself way too tired during the exam having spent all this energy on last minute cramming.
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(Original post by spudhead1991)
do they work? im tempted to do 1 for my geography tomorrow!
Watch the last episode of the inbetweeners season 2 on channel 4 OD. That is exactly what will happen to you if you do an all nighter before a test
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i think im going to go to bed in the next hour and set my alarm for 5am, so i can cram for 2hrs 30! is that reasonable? cos im still getting 7 hours then.
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No they don't work at all, unless you want to crash in the exam.

However what you can do is cram until 2am.
Sleep until 5am, and continue until you have to leave the house.

You won't feel ridiculously tired until the afternoon, or night.
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they always work for me, but it depends on the subject.
if its like ict which only requires regurgitating answers from previous mark schemes, it works. (5pm - 12am~10am-12pm)
If its psychology when vasts amount of information needs to be understood and written, no chance.

I learned that revising and then sleeping on it, actually helps you (well it does for me) retain the information. You may not be able to say it out the next morning, but you'll be able to write it.
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slept at 4:30 in the morning for my chemistry exam, woke up at 8 in the morning. and think i did PRETTY well in the exam. but i didn't just stay up doing nothing, i actually REVISED everything until 4 in the morning. works for me.
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It can work sometimes, but you might feel tired for the last few questions of the exam. I've done it a few times and I would say that if you can avoid it then don't do it, it's very tiring.
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