How do you motivate yourself to revise and which way is most practical ?

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I find it hard to mtoviate myself to revise for maths i find it boring. But i really need a decent grade im targeted a grade B so that would be excellent if i could do this or better. But i have to write everything out continously to make it settle in. Is there any other way i could do this, to make my revision more fun and inviting. Please post your ideas and comments as all will be welcome !!

Posted Mon 23rd May, 2011 @ 11:12 by laura :)

11 Answers

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You could try doing some past papers for maths i suppose?!? And revise in short blocks?!?! x

Answered Mon 23rd May, 2011 @ 11:16 by Edward Pinches
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Use past papers, and i omotivate myself by thinking that when i see my results on result day i want to be happy with my results and not thinkign " i wish i had revised more"

Answered Wed 25th May, 2011 @ 19:43 by Sabrina
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Okay thanks i have a bulk of past papers that i can work on so i will start on them asap but thanks ! :)

Answered Mon 23rd May, 2011 @ 11:19 by laura :)
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Past papers are definitely the best way :) then you get a feel for what kind of questions are going to come up.

Try saying to yourself you can only do this when you've finished this paper eg having some chocolate or watching tv :)

Answered Mon 23rd May, 2011 @ 11:38 by Nicola
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I agree with Nicola.

My Math teacher says to get a collection of past papers, do the same kind of questions repeatedly until you're confident about it. And carry on to the next topic. Usually your weaknesses. So you could do the differentiation questions in past papers until confident.

Good luck with your exam.

Answered Mon 23rd May, 2011 @ 12:25 by Yosola
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Try watching work examples on youtube or listening to maths revision on GCSE Bitesize. It could allow you to have a break from making repetitive notes and working through past papers (although you need to do this as well). Good luck!

Answered Wed 25th May, 2011 @ 18:53 by Jagjeet
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Good luck!! :) x

Answered Mon 23rd May, 2011 @ 11:20 by Edward Pinches
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There are loads of great tips in this discussion:

Answered Mon 23rd May, 2011 @ 12:15 by Pete Langley - Get Revising founder
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I agree with you that Maths is so boring but everybody has to take it so why don't you just get together with your friends for some revision sessions. You could do some past papers together and that way you have someone to talk to if you get stuck. It also garantees that you are actually going to revise instead of staring at a paper for an hour.

Hope this helps and Good Luck!

Answered Tue 24th May, 2011 @ 11:01 by Heather Wood
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hey everyone thanks for all the advice, i have printed off 5 maths papers and i have arranged two ngiht a week to meet with some mates to revise maths so hopefulyl im on to a good grade thanks for the advice, and the good luck wishes !!! :) x

Answered Wed 25th May, 2011 @ 11:36 by laura :)
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Revise topic by topic. So find say 5 past papers then do all the questions on one topic before moving onto the next topic that way you know exactly how to answer questions from each topic.

This also helps as questions usually follow the same structure especially at as level.

Answered Wed 25th May, 2011 @ 18:26 by Bethanie