i need to stop stressing, but i have sooooo much revision to do in a short period off time!? what should i do!!!??? please help!

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i need to stop stressing, but i have sooooo much revision to do in a short period off time!? what should i do!!!??? please help!

Posted Mon 7th May, 2012 @ 10:31 by sian

6 Answers

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  • Start by writing down exactly what you need to revise - it will probably seem like an awful lot but it will help if you can visualise what you need to do.
  • Then make a revision timetable, and STICK TO IT! Decide how long you can work for in a session and how many sessions a day. But remember to save time for relaxation and doing other things.
  • Start by revising the subjects you find hardest - don't leave them and pretend they don't exist!
  • Past papers are always a good way of revising so you know exactly what the examiners are looking for to give you marks.
  • Making flashcards condensing your notes is also a good way of revising.
  • If it is revision for GCSEs/A levels, look on the specifications - they are really helpful so you know exactly what to revise.

Hope this helps and please don't stress! You will be fine :) Good luck with everything **

Answered Mon 7th May, 2012 @ 10:39 by Former Member
Edited by Former Member on Mon 7th May, 2012 @ 10:40
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depends how you revise normally. try listening to http://www.rainymood.com/ if you're really stressed, and play it with some piano music or something. then go through you books and make notes and mindmaps on each topic :) 

Answered Mon 7th May, 2012 @ 10:47 by Tim Whorlow
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Hey, i'm in the same position as you! Depending on what type of learner you are, you could do what I do which is to make notes on the computer from my textbook/revision guide then write further note cards on them so that way they're more concise and it rejigs my memory and encourages my brain to elaborate on the points on my cards. I also use lots of colours and make the language and sentences as short as possible on my note cards which is good fun! (i'm a visual learner btw)

Hope this helps!


Don't panic and stop looking at the mountain too, take it as it comes! Exams are not the most important thing in the world and you can always re-take if you haven't done as well as you wanted to. Stay positive and good luck!

Answered Mon 7th May, 2012 @ 11:12 by Chaz Beau
Edited by Chaz Beau on Mon 7th May, 2012 @ 11:12
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I like to come up with a motto and stick to it, like mine at he moment is "Sucess only comes before work in the dictionary."

Just visualise getting your results and seeing an A or an A*, knowing you did all that revision and deserved those results.

I revised loads for this maths test and got an A, but hardly revised for chemistry + physics and got Cs. Don't be like me and revise last minutes for those science ones I had.

As long as you tell yourself that yuo can do this, you will and you'll pass with amazing marks

Answered Mon 7th May, 2012 @ 11:43 by RuneScapian
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Short, intensive sessions (like 30mins) followed by a break and then 30 mins of the same thing. Then leave it for a day or so and come back to it. Focus on the sooner exams and do as many papers as you can. Get mark schemes and learn what they want.  So when they say "explain" you know they want you to give a general point or what ever. Finally, SLEEP the night before the exam. At least 9 hrs and eat a good breakfast. Exercise - walk to the exam for example and then take a few deep breaths before the exam. All will be well.

Answered Mon 7th May, 2012 @ 12:44 by Joey
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Make a timetable saying exactly what you are going to do in each revision session. This way you will feel more organised and will not leave any thing out. For the subjects you have more to do on, spend more time on them. But do not neglect any subjects or shy away from hard topics.

Good luck :D

Answered Mon 7th May, 2012 @ 10:38 by Olivia