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Any Revision Tips

Any Revision Tips i can use please

Hey Brandon,Revision is quite specific to the person and also to the subject you are studying. However there are some common techniques:Do you have access to past papers - doing past paper questions can really help you get a feel for areas you don't understand so well and help you focus your revision to spent more time on areas you're weaker in.The more familiar information is, and the better you understand it, the more likely you are to remember it well. Therefore try to surround yourself with the subject you are studying, read about it, write notes for yourself, read back old notes etc.You remember information better when you're using it, so revising by simply reading over notes is unlikely to help you as much as writing new notes as you go. One technique is to write and rewrite notes and condense them each time as the information becomes more familiar so your notes can be less detailed until you end up with key words which will help to trigger your recall for all of the information associated with them.If you hit information you really do not understand, try to seek help understanding it. It is very difficult to remember or use information you don't understand so trying to revise things that don't make sense to you is unlikely to help you a lot when it comes to sitting the exam especially if it's an exam with essay based questions.I hope this helped a little.
Rebecca Y.
03 May 2017
I suggest doing a few hours a day but DONT cramp your mind with one certain lesson. I'd do more hours on the lessons you find hardest, then try add a bit of lessons you find easier or even like.Make it fun! Don't just copy and write stuff down, do flashcards, quizzes, word searches, test your family. If you teach someone you teach yourself whilst doing it, trust me! Good luck! 
04 May 2017
One thing I find extremely useful is studying in section of time. For example, study for 45 minutes and take a 10 minute break. Make sure you get up from your place and maybe wander around, make something to drink, stretch. But don't use this time at the same room as the one you study in, it will be difficult to get back in the zone. Another thing is to try even out the subjects you study so that you don't just focus on one subject and forget the others or leave them till last minute. That way it may be just half an hour a day on one topic while you dedicate the rest of the day on another topic. But at least you refreshed your brain with some aspects of the other topic, you'll be surprised how much easier this will make revising the subject in the end. Good Luck!!
Salma E.
04 May 2017
A timetable is quite useful. You can concentrate on the things that you find hard longer than the ones you are confident about.
Kiranmayi A.
04 May 2017
Hi - Read the question, very very carefully. Have a go at this in your revision, not just in the exam! Good luck
05 May 2017
Drink lots of water and take scheduled breaks.
Clara B.
09 May 2017
A Good way to help soak up facts is to watch youtube videos on topics you find a little harder! Here are some good channels that explain topics from biology to chemistry to maths! Whatever  subjects you study there is a videos out there :) Hope these help.https://www.youtube.com/user/armandohasudunganhttps://www.youtube.com/user/harpinmartinhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCgGyPD6MYQcHuMIc-Kv-Uwhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPtWS4fCi25YHw5SPGdPz0g
11 May 2017
Read. Reading really does pay dividends when it comes to exams. Read widely - not just sticking to your text books.Read critically and think critically.Good luck!
Sara D.
11 May 2017
Hi Brandon,Lots of short, sharp sessions. Get plenty of fresh air and exercise too. Don't leave it to the last minute. Look after yourself - eat and sleep properly. Have a look at some past papers before you start and make sure you know exactly what you need to revise. Once you feel prepared, test yourself with the past papers. You'll know you've done enough when you can tackle any of these with confidence. A final hint for the day, and it used to work for me, was to get to the exam hall in plenty of time, but to avoid hanging about with all the 'stressed out' people outside. Panic can be contagious! :) Good luck!Jane
Jane F.
11 May 2017
Hi Brandon,Have you tried using Quizlet? Creating yourself 'sets' of electronic flash cards that you can take anywhere on your phone (and also use on your computer) is great for learning key terms.To support this, past papers are a great way to get used to the exam technique. Most can be downloaded from the exam board websites - use the mark schemes to see what the examiners will be looking for.
Holly B.
11 May 2017
Hello Brandon,It is important to first understand what kind of a student you are. Some students learn better through videos, some through repeated writing, some through just reading. For me personally, writing is the quickest method to learn, my sequence comes as follows: I read the sentence, make it shorter and maybe turn it into a possible acronym and later on just go over that. Many find watching videos on Youtube being useful so maybe you can try that.  If possible, going through past paper questions and familiarizing your self to the type of questions that are gonna be on the exam and also the type of answers that they are expecting (check the answer schemes), it is always a big help to do so.As for the physical aspect of it all, it is important to stay hydrated and get sufficient amounts of sleep. I noticed that my brain absorbs most information early in the morning, I know it can be hard to get out of bed early but it really does help. Don't neglect food either, it is important to not let any physical factors come in the way of your revision.Good luck for your exams, talk to me if you need any help.Dana
Dana A.
12 May 2017
When you do a lesson for first time, make notes. It may consume time at first but save lot of time while revising again and again. 3 times revision is must to remember & understand any concept.
13 May 2017
You should have notes from class. Make sure you understand these notes very well, and add notes from the text book if you need. Colour code thing to help organise your notes. Make sure all your notes are organised by subject.When sitting down to actually revise, make sure you have a clutter free area. Turn off your phone. Go through short sections of your notes and memorise each section. This could be by writing it out numerous times, repeating it out loud to yourself, or making flashcards to go over. Different techniques work with different people. Revise in short bursts (around 40 minutes) and take regular, but short (no more than 10 minute) breaks.Answer loads of practise exam questions. Good luck! 
Nithya E.
22 May 2017
Always make your notes. Keep em handy and use keywords. They help you in memorising.Start revising early. Days before the exam. This way, things get stuck in your mind and concepts become very clear.Take short breaks in between.Try reading the difficult part aloud in funny accents
27 May 2017
Hi Brandon,First try to work out what kind of learner you are: visual, auditory, reading/writing or kinesthetic (there are loads of tests online to help you with this).Or, if you prefer, think back over a time you've recalled some facts/processes, what helped you then? Was it actually doing the process, writing is down? Working through examples?The key to revision is little and often and finding what works best for you, for me making notes is my revision, but for you it could be working through examples etc. Take regular breaks and if you want to study with music make sure it's not an artist your overly familiar with, lyrics you know in songs will distract you, a lot of people like listening to classical music or instrumentals. I hope this helps!
Gabby H.
13 June 2017
Hello Brandon, There are many benefits to using different study methods. Firstly, it helps you discover which method works best for you. Secondly, by using multiple study methods you are much more likely to remember the information you are trying to memorise etc.Therefore, a couple of my favourites are:1. Bullet points - probably one of the most simple ways to study. I think bullet points can be very effective when done right. Make sure the information is concise otherwise it won’t be very helpful when studying right up to the exam.2. Flashcards - Flashcards are helpful when trying to memorise key information. Try and keep the information concise and try and get someone to test you, but it is easy to test yourself. Sites like Quizlet allow you to make flashcards and other revision methods, or even find an already made set.3. Mind maps - very handy for trying to remember specific events etc. Very good for visual learners.4. Posters - Colour co-ordinating posters are very helpful when coming to remember the information and organising them into specific topics. Posters allow you to visually see the information and learn the different colours that you've associated with the information.5. Sticky Notes - This can be used for many different elements. My favourite three uses are for bookmarking specific areas in textbooks, adding definitions or extra information to notes pages, and placing key information on them and sticking them in your bathroom so you can read them when you brush your teeth. 6. Annotating/ Highlighting - It is important to annotate and highlight the most important information so when you go back and study you can find the most important information first. I like to use different colours when annotating and highlighting. My category tend to follow a pattern of topic names, definitions, equations/quotes, key information 7. Rewriting notes - Very helpful for memorising information. However, remember that effectiveness comes before prettiness! Pretty notes are fun, but you want to actually be able to read the information you are writing down. Having a design/ Layout can help with memorising as when you visualise the notes you can 'see' what you are forgetting. 8. Watch videos - watching videos is very useful when you don’t understand a theory or find lecture-type teaching helpful. Also, when you’re feeling too tired to study you can simply watch a video as you can easily maintain the information that was conveyed just as you remember information from a TV show9. Music - Put information to a song. You can remember the information if you are humming or thinking of the tune, just as you remember song lyrics.  I wish you the best of luck with the exams!
12 July 2017
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08 April 2018
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