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I'm taking my finals starting on May 16.....my birthday Just do what I've been doing, and it's been suggested before. Intensely study for a couple hours, go to bed, wake up, review. Do that a few times, and before you know it, you'll have the info locked in. Another good approach is to study for a couple hours during the day, rest (but don't sleep), study more if you want, or review what you just read and make sure you get the gist of it.

EDIT: Don't memorize useless material! It's just wasting space in your head. And trust me, you'll have that info popping up constantly during your exam instead of the useful & correct answer.
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Only had two finals this semester, chemistry yesterday and physics today. I'm just glad they're over with.

I didn't really study for them. But I still found them easy.
Posted 5/3/11

AssViolator wrote:

Im sure most people now have exams on here, and I've been revising but nothing is going in. I've been reading my books, making notes and I find it just near impossible to remember it, no matter how much I go over it. I've cracked under pressure and now I think I'll fail. Help me, any tips? Please? :(


GCSE's?

You need to make your revision more visual and graphic so it sinks in. What I found really helpful was creating powerpoints for each subject, use your correct notes and chop them up into bitesized sentences. Put them in your Microsoft Powerpoint, make them move and in bold text and whatever, add pictures, diagrams you need and read through your powerpoints over and over. Creating it will also help the information sink in, so it wont waste time.

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Write notes and keywords on post-its, stick them around the house, so when you're brushing your teeth you'll be greeted with important science notes for example stick them everywhere, on your ceiling, mirrors, windows. Make sure you're faced with one wherever you go and read it.

Writing things out is also super effective. Look over past papers if you can get hold of them (check school websites) print them out and fill them in, also write questions to yourself and practice writing out the essay questions often worth 10 marks.

Try super colourful spider diagrams, try them using notes then re-map them from memory.

BBC Bitesize Revision on the website is good too.

I'm in a prestigious University now and still use these techniques (except Bitesize lolol) All the best in the exams.
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Just meditate and relax, think of postive and peaceful thoughts. I believe in peace, and hopefuly you do too! Peace will motivate you into doing any obstacle, if you believe, and look pass how difficult it may be. Or just watch some heartfelt cartoons related to giant obstacles in life, like Yugioh, where you learn about the heart of the cards!
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Everybody has said tons of great advice, but something I've noticed professors doing, is that the tests they create have questions that help you find the answers to other questions.

Just read carefully, and remember that typically your first guess, is your right one.
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I have final exams this week. Two down, two to go. Completed? Biology - C, World Religions - A

I have one due today that I think I can only complete 30% of which is as good as doing nothing. Stupid World Regional Geography class is the hardest class I've ever had to take because of the way the professor teaches.
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i use to hate taking exams they always suck
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Study everyday, little by little. Review what you studied the next day you study and add on more things to study,slowly build it up and keep on reviewing it and before you know it it will become second nature to you,and the things that you force yourself to remember will be remembered and be easily recalled and such. I am a big procrastinator , it sucks, but this works for me at least. Don't cram, relax and review days ahead, not on the very last night, for you'd be very stressed then and you won't recall what you learn as easily since you are freaking out.
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First step: understand the subject
Avoid: memorizing without understanding the subject
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I miss the days of studying for final exams; it's rather nostalgic. Some of you may want to hit me for that comment, but I really do miss those days.

Notes that you take in class are very important. Hopefully you've taken good notes and made note of the teacher's hints of significant facts to remember.

Around final exam time, I would type up all of my notes. I would usually add to my notes more important details to the subject. If there was something that I didn't understand very well, I'd do more research on the topic or ask the professor.

As far as studying goes, I'd study my notes over and over; making sure that I understand the topic, not just memorizing the information. In my mind, I'd ask myself questions that would relate to the topic to help me understand it better. As I mentioned before, if I couldn't answer these questions, I'd do more research. I also made practice tests for myself.

A group study is also a great thing. As long as you are with a group of people that can stay focused, you can get different views on the topic, allowing for better understanding.
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My first exam is friday, so is my second one, and then my next (and last) 2 are on monday. I can't generally tell you what you should do, but don't overwhelm yourself, you will end up doing worse than you would taking it step by step.
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-i passed an exam to get into this really good high school
-i just took that high school's placement test
-im taking another exam to get into this college high school tomorrow(so i can have more choices) that will give me two years of college in high school so wen i go to college, i will become a junior instead of a freshman to save my family money
-final exams for this year r coming up; not to mention other tests and quizzes i have in school

my advice for u is dont take on too many exams. i dont really study but rest every 45 min-1 hr of studying for 10-15 min. i do this wen i have really difficult homework. each person's studying niche is different. try studying a bit each day for a week then try studying and cramming a lot of information into ur head in a day or two. see which one helps u remember better. dont study on an empty stomach. the growling will distract u. ask for friends or family members to quiz u on some stuff before the exam.
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tsoukyun89 wrote:


DarkHeaven04 wrote:


tsoukyun89 wrote:

Ahh some good advice there =] yeah GCSE's are a pain now because there's so many of them -_- but hey just focus on these ones for now and yeah don't procrastinate, but don't stress too much either ^^


DarkHeaven04 wrote:

Just calm down and relax. If you have been studying all the year, there's no problem. Don't go and read the whole curriculum at once. Believe in yourself. If you believe you can pass the exams and want to pass them, you'll do it. Here we are sitting exams too but almost in 1 week from now. Here we are sitting exams on more difficult subjects than yours like Anciend Greek. It's a pain in the ass, but there's no other way to graduate from Jr. High School and go to High School.


Hey you're not the only one! I'm doing Ancient Greek as well for one of my GCSE's =] Homer's becoming a pain now though lol



Really?! Haha! It must be very difficult my friend. I don't know if you learn New Greek, but for you Ancient Greek must be 10x difficult than for me who I am Greek. Greek is one of the miost difficult languages than can be learned.


It is quite difficult I have to admit... I don't learn Modern Greek no, but I've taken a look at it and read some before, but the pronounciation is TOTALLY different O_O lol I got used to it in the end, the reason I took it in the first place is because I'm doing Latin as well =] yet I only had 2 years for Greek to learn the same amount of stuff I had 4 years to learn for Latin T_T oh well haha


The endings of some words are differend, I agree, but the words and pronounces are not very differend. Some words are even pronounced and have the same meaning. New Greek is created by Ancient Greek after all. And in my opinion, New Greek is far easier than Ancient Greek.
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