i dont seen to improve

Louise:) Registered Posts: 29 Regular contributor ⭐
im studying 3 hrs a day...why dont i see improvement.

im going crazy, any advice?



  • Lyn32
    Lyn32 Registered Posts: 85 Regular contributor ⭐
    Keep trying!

    Hi louise

    Just don't stop working it suddenly click into your memory it happens to me, I study sometimes more than 3 hours I felt that I can't do it but it is rewarding when everything coming all you take in. I'm taking BTC and DFS Dec exams I am competent so far but I still do it almost everyday?

    You can do it just trust yourself!
  • reddwarf
    reddwarf Registered Posts: 528 Epic contributor 🐘
    Have you anyone you can study with? Reseach has been done to show that explaining things to one another and discussion results in 75% take up where just listening to a lecture or reading only 35% take up!

    Even get a diaglogue going on e mail would help.

    Apparently sent helps, use something you like when studying and have it with you in the exam, lavender or such, apparently better recall results.

    Also take frequent breaks, eg once an hour for ten minutes, this helps things 'gel' in your brain.

    You could also research 'mind maps' on the internet a good learning tool, they use diagrams to help form chains of links triggering better recall.


    just some ideas - good luck
  • Marg22
    Marg22 Registered Posts: 84 Regular contributor ⭐
    Hi Louise

    I agree with reddwaf about scent, it can help in many situations and have a calming affect. I am at the moment trying black XS out to see if it is a smell which will calm me for the exam. I'm not sure at the moment.

    I have no body to discuss thing with as I am distance learner, so I tend to think every situation through in my mind and it really helps.

    All the best

  • jorja1986
    jorja1986 Registered Posts: 210 Dedicated contributor 🦉
    Louise:) i dont seen to improve

    im studying 3 hrs a day...why dont i see improvement.

    It may be because you are doing too much. It is possible. Make sure you take rest breaks and get away from the desk. Give you brain a chance to format what you have already given it to learn.
  • SandyHood
    SandyHood Registered, Moderator Posts: 2,034 mod
    How right you are.

    Very many students respond to difficulty by working harder and then working harder still.
    It takes a lot of bravery to completely re-write the revision planner by putting the breaks in first. If you do, then you will fit the revision around the breaks not the other way around.

    It is very hard and I didn't do it that way when I was studying, but I've realised the great value of breaks much later.

    Don't squeeze study into other time when you are effectively trying to do 2 things at once, give it less time but very focused time when nothing else can distract your attention.

    I wrote something similar on a thread concerned with the credibility of AAT and was described as having a weird moment. You can take this advice and do as little or as much with it as you choose to.

    Speaking for myself now with the experience of exam preparation, I would now always draw up a timetable for revision stating the topics I intend to study at each time, but I would make sure that the breaks are there and that I make sure I take them.
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