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tl;dr tips for someone underprepared for exams without much time

So I had my 2nd year uni exams in June, in Maths and Physics, and I left myself very underprepared after a year of skipping almost every lecture and class, with a week to go til the 7 exams spread across 12 days. So I did the last minute thing in an incredible panic and on results day I had mixed feelings - on the first 4, I averaged 65, with one above 70 which I was very pleased with under the circumstances. But the last three, chronologically speaking, were all fails. So I've got retakes to do. And they are next week. And yet again I've done nothing until now. I plan to do the same as I did the first time around which was just to copy out as many of the notes found online as possible and try and squeeze some practice questions in the day before, but does anyone have any tips they could share? I'm panicking and would appreciate any legitimate advice. These three are also the biggest modules of the year content wise, so there isn't really enough time to go over a lot of the content and the practice questions are very varied to the point that I could do half of them and still be faced with something totally new on the day. If I fail, I could well face leaving uni. I have nobody around me anywhere who can help me.

Hit me with your tips.
Thanks for reading.
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>>18596908
read through notes and focus on working through problems now.

outline, dont copy notes. read them not regurgitate them

follow along in your book and make sure you understand the concept not just memorize

a the beginning figure out the easiest and toughest chapters and start with the easy ones.
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>>18596928
Great, will do, thanks. I've been too hung up on writing out my notes and trying to follow as I write, didn't even notice until now.
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>>18596908
>never went to class
>never read textbooks
>wants advice on passing exams

Pray.
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>>18597908
I managed to do well on 4/7 of my exams in June. Just needing tips on how to get through more in roughly the same time because I don't think with the methods from last time it will quite cut it. Definitely far from impossible though.
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>>18596908
>I left myself very underprepared after a year of skipping almost every lecture and class

Just out of idle curiosity, what did you go to school for?
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>>18598639
The degree I'm in opens many doors into the areas I want to go into. And so far I'm averaging 68. I know how much I need to do, and I'm doing it. But I've opened a can of worms this time and need a bit of /adv/. Doing well in even the one bit of advice I've had so far. So thanks for your concern.
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