Can someone give me biology revision tips??

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I've got a gcse biology test next monday and i normally don't pass tests (no matter how hard I try). I'm in year nine and started my GCSEs in September 2012. I just need some good tips to an A on this test. PLEASE????

Posted Mon 11th March, 2013 @ 20:37 by Amina

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All i can tell you is to make notes and revise the way that suits you. How do you learn best? visual; draw things out, coloured flashcards for example, audio, walk around saying facts out loud, or record yourself saying things, read notes over, then without looking at your book, write them out again in brief form. do past paper exam questions. I am a mostly audio learner, and it helps me to have someone ask me questions and tell me facts so i can absorb it that way.

Answered Mon 11th March, 2013 @ 20:41 by Clea McKeown
Edited by Clea McKeown on Mon 11th March, 2013 @ 20:43
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Completely agree with Clea McKeown. 

I personally am also not talented when it comes to memory.

I don't know what works so I try everything.

Day learnt-type up notes and make pretty notes from that.

1 day later-flashcard

1 week later-poster/mindmap

1 month later-mindmap/poster

Monthly-audio, oh and I put it all in a folder and I read it when I have nothing to do. 

Good luck for your GCSEs but remember you are only in year nine and it will take a while to find out what best suits you.

It has took me two and a half years to find something that makes it stick perfectly. (I am in year twelve now).

Also if you are doing AQA GCSE biology, I have the notes for the last exam. Check my resources. 

Good luck in your exam!

Answered Mon 11th March, 2013 @ 22:02 by Bethany Cunningham
Edited by Bethany Cunningham on Tue 2nd April, 2013 @ 13:16
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I would draw loads of posters, especially for the major processes you have to learn. If you can, use whiteboards to write out each step.

You can also make powerpoints for the harder topics.

Come up with shorthand ways to memorise things, e.g. abbreviations.

Answered Tue 12th March, 2013 @ 18:04 by Niki :)
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A little everyday; split into sub-topics, begin with the ones you find most challenging and do practice questions at the end of each one. I also like to look at all different types of resources, i.e. don't restrict yourself to just text book loearning, look at videoa, listen to podcasts, do whatever you feel like doing t the time (: And don't panic! I'm sure you'll do fine, good luck (: 

Answered Fri 5th April, 2013 @ 15:34 by Hannah
Edited by Hannah on Fri 5th April, 2013 @ 15:35