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    Got exams for psychology coming up early June and have just been told I need at least an average score of 68 in order to undertake honours next year :eek: Like I have a chance, I'm barely passing (hence, I don't think I'll be on here that much until exams are over!). Like, we're talking average of 50-55 here *cries* But... those are for the mid-semester exams...

    Still got the final exams... thus I have three more chances (coz three subjects = 3 final exams to score OVER 81 on - law of averages, was working it out this morning) SO...

    If anyone has any tips and pointers on how to get REALLY motivated (coz I NEED it!!! :eek: ) let me know here! Like for instance, would I need to increase study-time to around 2 hours per day (instead of my usual, um, none lol ), maybe 3??? OK I wanna go cry now, but that would be me being a sook considering I did alright on the essays/other assessment so shouldn't really be complaining. Just have to get my act together! Quit the socialising lol. So post fellow uni students, interested to hear from you.

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    Once you leave uni and get a job, you'll be on around eight hours a day. So why not try that? Most of my coursemates have been doing that solidly for weeks if not months in the run-up to Finals... Download anything you need off the internet, then pull out your network cable, hand it to a friend and tell them not to give it back until after exams. But how come you need 68 - practically a first - just for honours?
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    (Original post by ThePants999)
    Once you leave uni and get a job, you'll be on around eight hours a day. So why not try that? Most of my coursemates have been doing that solidly for weeks if not months in the run-up to Finals... Download anything you need off the internet, then pull out your network cable, hand it to a friend and tell them not to give it back until after exams. But how come you need 68 - practically a first - just for honours?
    Good idea, well actually tbh I already have a fair amount of contact hours (16-18 per week depending on how long labs are) and am usually at uni from 9-5... but then I guess I don't use up all the time at uni wisely heh E.g. I'll often see friends, um, then there's here But yeah, I'm gonna ban myself from here soon I think (if that's possible :rolleyes: ) lol coz TSR, as interesting as it is, can be time-consuming (which is not so good right now :eek: ).

    Anyway I'll try and use the time at uni more wisely. Maybe add an extra couple of hours of psych along with that. I will probably have no life for the next few weeks but I'm sure it'll be worth it...

    Yeah I know! The reason why we need to achieve a score in the high sixties for honours is b/c of the competition There are, unfortunately, a lot of people at my uni undertaking psychology so the uni's very selective with whom they allow to do honours. You really need to be in the top 30% I think, which I'm... certainly not Atm at least, I used to be last year

    Nevermind, I'm sure I can catch up I knew someone who did psych last year who failed their mid-semester, but scored like 90 for their last exam, so it's all about catching up, basically!

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    Just saw my lecturer about my exams - apparently it's not just about the studying, but more about the scientific essay writing style! :eek: Coz like, with the multiple choice questions, I supposedly did well in that, just stuffed up with the long answer Qs (which is bizarre for me, tbh :confused: :rolleyes: but nevermind). Maybe I should practice doing those in particular...
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    (Original post by danni_bella83)
    Just saw my lecturer about my exams - apparently it's not just about the studying, but more about the scientific essay writing style! :eek: Coz like, with the multiple choice questions, I supposedly did well in that, just stuffed up with the long answer Qs (which is bizarre for me, tbh :confused: :rolleyes: but nevermind). Maybe I should practice doing those in particular...
    Sounds like you've answered your own question! Good luck
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    Sounds like you've answered your own question! Good luck
    Thanks, I've also gone to the extent of seeing a doctor about how I get 'sore hands' after 'writing lots of essays' during exam time Soo... hopefully, if application gets processed, I'll either be allowed more time for my exams, or maybe I could type them on computer. What's more important right now though is to knuckle down on the readings, raaagh! Hehe, although that does mean I should log outta here now...
 
 
 
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