Best revision techniques

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I would like to know the best revision techniques people use and if they remember it during exams. Currently I just learn the content through books and memorise by reading and writing it down but it takes such a long time and exams are getting closer. I'm doing GCSEs by the way. Please help would be much appreciated.

Posted Tue 29th May, 2012 @ 07:12 by Clay

8 Answers

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It depends on how you learn best.

If you're a kinaesthetic learner then try this..

Get an A4 sheet of paper and make simple notes. E.g If it was a B1 Science exam you would need to know the nervous system etc... Write down the main keywords/sentences and draw diagrams. Then try to memorise one sentence at a time, till you find that you can remember the whole paragraph and then the whole topic... 

Do the same with the diagrams and see if you can redraw them using the keywords to explain..

Answered Tue 29th May, 2012 @ 17:44 by MagicMuffins
  • 4 votes

Create double sided revision cards with short, relevant information on one side and then a description on the other. Refer back to either side and try and make a link in your head.

Answered Tue 29th May, 2012 @ 13:53 by allent451
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rewrite all of your condensed revision notes....( i know its really tedious and soo not exciting)but this is what i do and it really does stick in your head because when you are writing it, not only are you reading and writing your notes but you are processing information which you will reflect on and remember it better than simply reading from your revision guide. So when it comes to the remember it better! 

Answered Tue 29th May, 2012 @ 19:41 by ELectrica!
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record the notes and listen to them while you sleep..i do that with chemistry..and add a few more points each time and they stick in my head like glue !!

Answered Tue 29th May, 2012 @ 09:19 by ali
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Do everything - read through revision guides, websites, past papers, record yourself reciting notes, make cards, powerpoints, notes, mindmaps, make questions up, revise with friends, read through books whilst doing something memorable that might make it stick in your head. If you try everything, you'll know what works for you and can focus on that technique.

Answered Tue 29th May, 2012 @ 21:49 by Joanne
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I go through a topic at a time and using revision guide/websites i put it in my own words in a visual colourful way. For maths that would be a colourful mind map :)

Answered Thu 7th June, 2012 @ 21:51 by Elsie_
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I revise best by making cue cards, going through past papers and making summary i try to memorize the key word also use a lot of colour as my room is filled with colourful poster and they trigger my memory.

Slao depend on your preferable learning style as everyone is not the same everyone has a unique revesions style no matter how stupid it is as long as it help you.

Answered Sun 10th June, 2012 @ 17:42 by katy
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read through books, things on the internet about that subject and write bullet point notes on them, I know it takes a long time but this how I do most of my revison and it's helping me. when you finish doing that, make mindmaps of key areas, like case studies for geography, practice past papers, redraw diagrams, type notes up on here, it helps me.

Answered Sun 10th June, 2012 @ 19:22 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR