I have 7 exams in January, when's the best time to start revising? and there's procrastination.

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I know a lot of people might be a lot different but I seem to do quite well when I do more cram revision, rather than revising for months in advance-for a lot of subjects I seemed to get higher marks when I'd done more cram revision than other subjects where I'd revised like 7 hours a day for 2/3 weeks in advance.

So I'm not sure...annd, how do I make sure I stick to revision and avoid procrastination?

Posted Wed 19th September, 2012 @ 22:37 by EstherTheBunny

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i think with revision in your exams you should start revising as soon as possible but split the revision up so that you spend more time on the topics that you find harder so that you can revise it throughly and spend less time on the parts that you find easier  say you have a biology exam and you find the topic of the heart really easy you might want to cram that or spend less time revising on it but say you find the topic of homeostasis harder id advise you start revising that earlier but because you have seven exams coming up id advise you to focus on your weaker subjects more but make sure when you revise you do one subject at a time so that you dont get muddled up in anyway.

and its best to keep organised use things like flash cards and things that help you revise.

to stick to revision id advise that you motivate your self- take lots of little breaks so you dont overload yourself with information or you could do a reward scheme say if you revise for a while and complete a small test on the subject you are doing then see your results, if youve done well then offer yourself a treat or just say that if you pass all your exams youll promise yourself something nice that you may want or like - this might help keep you motivated......... hope this helps ^.^

Answered Thu 20th September, 2012 @ 09:17 by sakura ikumi
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review your notes after each lesson to make sure you have understood everything

find out from your teacher what you will be doing next lesson and look over it before hand - this way you will have more understanding of what you're being taught so the lesson will be more beneficial and you will be able to ask about the sections you are unsure on.

Do as many past papers as you can - they don't even have t be from your exam board, just from the topic you are doing. and when done MARK THEM! you can't learn where you have gone wrong or improve your technique if you don't.

do all of the practice questions/ revision / exam questions in your text book/revision guides without looking the answers up - this will test your knowledge and you can look up more detail after completing questions

By doing past papers you can also identify your weaker areas and do extra revision for those:)

You should also revise in exam conditions, you'll find it easier to remember in the exam. also drink water as a hydrated brain learns better:)

Repeat, repeat, repeat. everything. past papers, reviewing, making notes. ust to drill it into your head.

it's never too late or early to start. first exams in January, that isn't long off. especially if you want to relax a bit over Christmas and you have a minimum of 2 other subjects to revise for. i'd revise as much as you can now, not in a month, and then continue up to your exams

it's not quantity, it's quality. no point revising at 3am when you're so tired you will forget it all. but try to get in some each day.

Revise in your free periods or after school! don't just sit around doing nothing. if you don't want to revise or your friends are laughing just do your homework and tell them you're busy so can't do it later or that it's overdue!

Answered Thu 20th September, 2012 @ 23:53 by Alex
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Okay, thanks Sakura and Alex, you both really helped :)

Answered Fri 21st September, 2012 @ 21:59 by EstherTheBunny
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Personally, I would say now is the best time to start your revision. Get your specification and highlight the things you definately know, another in a colour you're 50/50 with and one more with a colour you have no idea with. Start off with the topics you're completely not sure about just so then you'll know that you'll feel more confident as you would have gotten the things you don't know out of the way :) Each week you could set yourself a to-do list to get certain topics done?:) Depending on how much you need to learn, if it's a big exam then now would be the best time start! You can do a little bit at a time rather than if you were to leave it to the last minute and will have to do chunks.

Also, finding your learning style is  essential in order to be revising effectively!:)

Answered Wed 26th September, 2012 @ 21:23 by Pond
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Everyone revises in different ways - I personally do better by cramming it in a few weeks before the exam but as your doing 7 different exams this definitely wouldnt be the way forward.

If i was you I would start to gradually make revision notes now. Therefore around a month before your exams you can look back at them and revise from them. You need to have a mix of casual note taking now and then a bit of cramming a few weeks before.

past papers are definietly the best way to revise. When you learn something at school look at past papers and see how it is applied to the exam. Also look at mark schemes to see how to get as many marks as possible and what the examiner is looking for.

Hope this has helped you and good luck in January :)

Answered Wed 17th October, 2012 @ 11:37 by Former Member
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Answered Fri 21st September, 2012 @ 00:32 by Tom
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Esther The Bunny wrote:

I know a lot of people might be a lot different but I seem to do quite well when I do more cram revision, rather than revising for months in advance-for a lot of subjects I seemed to get higher marks when I'd done more cram revision than other subjects where I'd revised like 7 hours a day for 2/3 weeks in advance.

So I'm not sure...annd, how do I make sure I stick to revision and avoid procrastination?

 >Doing revision. HA.

Answered Fri 21st September, 2012 @ 00:33 by Tom