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  • REVISION
    • how to get started
      • what tools do I need?
        • text book
        • exercise book / notes
        • revision guides - bought, made, or given by department
        • pens, coloured pens, highlighters
        • blank postcards
        • blank templates for visual notes
      • What to revise?
        • work out which topics in each subject
      • When to revise?
        • Do a timetable
        • Prioritise (use traffic lights)
          • work out which topics in each subject
        • best time of day for you to learn?
      • Where to revise?
        • Home / school / which room?
        • music on / music off?
          • Home / school / which room?
      • How long for?
        • No more than 45 mins, then have a break
        • Structure your session: 30 mins in, 15 mins out
          • No more than 45 mins, then have a break
          • Testing myself
            • REVISION
              • how to get started
                • what tools do I need?
                  • text book
                  • exercise book / notes
                  • revision guides - bought, made, or given by department
                  • pens, coloured pens, highlighters
                  • blank postcards
                  • blank templates for visual notes
                • What to revise?
                  • When to revise?
                    • Do a timetable
                    • Prioritise (use traffic lights)
                      • best time of day for you to learn?
                    • Where to revise?
                      • music on / music off?
                      • How long for?
                        • Structure your session: 30 mins in, 15 mins out
                          • Testing myself
                            • use flashcards: with a friend or parent
                              • flashcards - good for vocab / definitions / key words.
                            • online quizzes e.g. quizlet, www.getrevising.com, vocabexpress etc
                              • use online revision tools e.g. quizlet, zondle, mymaths, vocabexpress
                            • look, cover,check
                            • use a blank template, with headings, fill in missing info
                            • move from revision card - 5 key words - 1 word and back up again
                              • chunking down (chapter - key notes - 5 key words - 1 word)
                            • use a highlighter: mark what you get wrong, start with that next time
                            • do practice questions; get them marked by teacher
                            • do plans for practice answers; use mark schemes to check
                      • Incentives and rewards
                        • e.g. tv, use of phone/tablet, snack / treat, exercise, fresh air....
                      • Food, drink, sleep...
                        • get enough!!
                    • memory aids
                      • mnemonics
                      • linking / grouping ideas
                      • colour-coding notes
                      • post-it notes around room
                      • image chains
                      • chunking down (chapter - key notes - 5 key words - 1 word)
                      • Re-visit/re-learn: several times over revision period, extend length of time between sessions...
                      • different subject, different room?
                    • in the exam
                      • HUG the question
                      • understand command words
                      • plan answers
                      • know the timing of the exam
                      • how to use extra time
                      • PEE technique to answer questions
                      • coping with stress / panic / anxiety
                    • what to do? Making revision resources
                      • use www.getrevising.com to find / create / test yourself on revision resources.
                      • flashcards - good for vocab / definitions / key words.
                      • mind maps / spider diagrams: to visually get a sense of a whole topic
                      • post-its around room: good for facts, vocab, dates etc
                      • graphic notes - see templates
                      • chart: advantages / disadvantages, pros / cons.
                      • revision cards / notes: chunk down info, use bullet points.
                      • auditory learners: listen to recordings, record revision on phone and play back.
                      • watch documentaries / youtube talks or demos.
                      • use online revision tools e.g. quizlet, zondle, mymaths, vocabexpress
                  • use flashcards: with a friend or parent
                    • online quizzes e.g. quizlet, www.getrevising.com, vocabexpress etc
                      • look, cover,check
                      • use a blank template, with headings, fill in missing info
                      • move from revision card - 5 key words - 1 word and back up again
                        • use a highlighter: mark what you get wrong, start with that next time
                        • do practice questions; get them marked by teacher
                        • do plans for practice answers; use mark schemes to check
                  • Incentives and rewards
                    • e.g. tv, use of phone/tablet, snack / treat, exercise, fresh air....
                  • Food, drink, sleep...
                    • get enough!!
                • memory aids
                  • mnemonics
                  • linking / grouping ideas
                  • colour-coding notes
                  • post-it notes around room
                  • image chains
                  • Re-visit/re-learn: several times over revision period, extend length of time between sessions...
                  • different subject, different room?
                • in the exam
                  • HUG the question
                  • understand command words
                  • plan answers
                  • know the timing of the exam
                  • how to use extra time
                  • PEE technique to answer questions
                  • coping with stress / panic / anxiety
                • what to do? Making revision resources
                  • use www.getrevising.com to find / create / test yourself on revision resources.
                  • mind maps / spider diagrams: to visually get a sense of a whole topic
                  • post-its around room: good for facts, vocab, dates etc
                  • graphic notes - see templates
                  • chart: advantages / disadvantages, pros / cons.
                  • revision cards / notes: chunk down info, use bullet points.
                  • auditory learners: listen to recordings, record revision on phone and play back.
                  • watch documentaries / youtube talks or demos.

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