Are there any interesting revision techniques for someone who has to constently write out notes?

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Hey, I've tried loads of revision techniques but none have worked for me. Is there any interesting ones were you just continiously write it out?

Posted Sun 10th June, 2012 @ 12:59 by Zoe

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I write out my notes too! I really don't like midmaps because I find them too jumbled, but some people find them really useful to link ideas in different ways ( sometimes through colour.)  Things that I find helpful when writing out notes:

The neater you write it out, the more you are concentrating on what you are writing. If you start scribbling then it's proabably time to take a break.

Try writing out three to five related points, then after like a two min break try and re-write them without looking. This can get boring, but is really useful for case studies or a group of figures/dates.

Rephrase what you write every time you copy it out or else you're not revising, simply copying out. 

Use colours!! Or whiteboards? And mix between typing something up and writing it by hand, different methods help different people :)

Good luck!!!

Answered Mon 11th June, 2012 @ 20:32 by Chloe Haynes
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I first make mind maps with my text book and then I make notes from my mind maps on lined paper and then I condense my notes 

Answered Sun 10th June, 2012 @ 13:10 by Melissa McFarlane
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Sounds silly, but write in loads of different colours for each topic or section. Draw little diagrams to go with it if you like. But also what melissa said

Answered Mon 11th June, 2012 @ 14:08 by Brittany Yeo
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read your revision out loud, i find thats quite helpful. record yourself saying it and play it back-the stuff gets stuck in your head

Answered Thu 2nd August, 2012 @ 19:30 by anum
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I remember things best too by writing everything down, but through doing loads of revision I've found that it's best to write things in bullet points on paper in different colours, new colour for a new topic. I then read them and make a mind map of them, then I come on here and make a resource about them, just revisit everything loads, the more you do this, the more you will remember. I also draw little pictures and diagrams next to my notes where possible. Also, do past papers when you've covered a particular topic. For maths, I mainly do past papers, as it's the best way to practice questions and techniques.

Answered Thu 2nd August, 2012 @ 19:44 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR
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I like to write out notes as well, otherwise I feel like I haven't taken the time to look at everything I need to know for the exams. But I find making flashcards from the notes you have written helped me a lot as I condensed down information, wrote in different colours to highligh important keywords and ideas and could write questions on the back so that someone else could test me. But make sure you do every single past paper question you can get your hands on - it's the worst feeling when you are faced with a question in the real exam and you think to yourself wait I've seen a question like this before but I didn't bother to answer it >.<

Answered Fri 17th August, 2012 @ 13:33 by Musicdrops
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lots of simple mindmaps- with trtigger words instead if lenghly para's.

Answered Thu 2nd August, 2012 @ 19:31 by anum
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yeah-past paper questions are always useful to see how well you've learnt your stuff and what needs improving.

As thegirlwhoknew toomuch says, it is good to break up your notes with pictures and diagrams too.

good luck

Answered Mon 6th August, 2012 @ 13:08 by anum
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Musicdrops thats exactly what I do, just notes, highlighters and past papers, but don't just write notes and then forget about them, re read them and do every past paper you can. If your exam bpard doesn't make them easily avalible of their website, get them from your teacher or ask for a link to places you can get past papers, I did this for maths and spanish and it helped a lot.

also, if you are studying a language a good way to learn extra vocab is to read websites in that language and try to read it by picking out words you know, I did this for spanish and it helped me learn lots of new vocab.

Answered Fri 17th August, 2012 @ 14:02 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR