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  • End Of Year Graded Unit Exam

    I'm just wondering if anyone has any tips for planning/studying etc as i have my graded unit withing 7 weeks ? We still have 4/5 subjects to complete along with revising everything for the graded unit.

    So what im asking, what does everyone find is their best way for exam prep ?

  • #2
    Whatever you do, colour code it. That way, when you're procrastinating, you can tell yourself that colouring in your timetable is actually making you a more efficient reviser...

    ...but seriously, a timetable is the best way for me. Decide how much free time you have per day, assign a portion of it to study. It's much better to do an hour or two a day, every day, than trying to do 7 or 14 hours on Sunday night.

    Identify the hardest things, and start them first. You can't learn a difficult concept, or memorise a lot of information effectively in the last few days or a week. You have to start at the beginning, and first, otherwise you'll put it off and find that with two days to go you haven't actually done any serious work on this or that subject.

    This comes from four years of having to learn seriously difficult pieces, or memorising scores to conduct or play in exam or concert. You can't cram because you'll injure yourself (go crazy). you have to start early. Short, regular and frequent comes up trumps over one off marathons any time
    Last edited by HarmlessWeasel; 5 April 2013, 08:02 PM. Reason: Something about an inside leg measurement


    • #3
      Originally posted by HarmlessWeasel View Post
      ... trump one off ..
      You find that helps does it?



      but interesting.

      Glad I will not be your room mate this year!
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      • #4
        From the daily mail school of quoting
        Former TH cadet with experience of cruise ships, buoy tenders, research ships and oil tankers


        • #5
          Or the Boris Johnson school of quoting.

          To be fair, you'll see that I edited my post after Hatchorder posted, to try and clear up my meaning. Although the original quote was a tiny fragment out of context of the whole sentence. A bit like saying '"Hatchorder posted", bet that cost a bit'


          • #6
            then sorry to tarnish Hatchorder with that slur.
            Former TH cadet with experience of cruise ships, buoy tenders, research ships and oil tankers


            • #7
              he enjoys the notoriety so it'll be ok
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