Crazy Ways to Revise

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Just wondering if anybody has any particularly unique/crazy revision methods? I think the more different methods I use the better, so I'm looking for new ones to try (other than podcasts, flashcards, notes, past papers, teaching, revision posters, quizzes, crosswords etc) that are a little bit unusual.

I sometimes use chanting as a method; the idea is to take key words and phrases, put a silly or catchy tune or rhythm to them and then say/sing them out loud. If you repeat that process, then just like a really annoying song the phrases get stuck in your head. It isn't overly crazy but can sound a little bit mad. 

Anybody else got any? 

Posted: 06-01-13 13:27 by ex-Lechiayim

When there are specific lists of things to remember or know I like to play around with them, it's not really crazy but I find it really helps me and if you're in the exam and think of the phrase it will all come back to you

So you have 5 things to remember under liberalism for example

Justice, rights, freedom, individualism and toleration

so thats J, R, F, I and T... now the fun part, make a phrases out of it [I like to use animals because I find it easier to remember]

So I turned it into REALLY FAT TIGERS JUST INDULGE, and then I can always remember my 5 key values! I know this doesn't work for big chunks of work but if you need to know lists or properties I find it really good. I hope this helps! :)

Posted: 06-01-13 14:16 by Grace Lidgett

Thanks, that's not something I've used before so I'll give it a go!

Posted: 06-01-13 15:10 by ex-Lechiayim

I stick post it notes on doors around my house with key phrases and terms on them and on the other side of the door what they mean. It's great because as i walk around the house i will continue to remember them and it is very fast and efficent way of revising important words or phrases. I can look at the key term and try to remember the meaning in my head and to check i just open the door. It does annoy my family though! It really works!

Posted: 09-01-13 19:27 by Holly Hendrie

That's a good idea. I use movie maker to make short videos, and I know it sounds lame but I sometimes act things out and I film myself. It's a great way to help you remember things.

Posted: 09-01-13 19:43 by Tilly - Team GR

I once got chalk and drew on the side of my wall outside, although my parents were not too impressed to see a giant labelled Italy on the wall when they got home...

Posted: 09-01-13 21:50 by Ella

I once made hand actions to help me remember processes for geography when i did gcse, i still remember them now. i made actions to the 4 ways of transportation in rivers and the 4 types of plate boundries

Posted: 09-01-13 21:58 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch wrote:

I once made hand actions to help me remember processes for geography when i did gcse, i still remember them now. i made actions to the 4 ways of transportation in rivers and the 4 types of plate boundries

I did that too for plate boundaries.

Posted: 10-01-13 20:38 by Bethany Cunningham

To remember definition for business whihc just didn't stick in head i recorded myself and listeined to it while sleeping.

But I think the most weird was that  I wrote them out again and again but with my left hand (I am right handed) lol. It was very time consuming but it instantanously made me concentrate more, as i was trying to write neatly.

See if it works, this is also good if you have concentration problems like i do! But dont do this like a week before the exams because you'll waste a lot of time lol.  

Hope it helps :) Good Luck!! 

Posted: 19-01-13 12:54 by preet

I had a teacher who made us make dances and songs to remember things in maths. She was really good and it worked.

Posted: 20-01-13 16:56 by amreena

amreena wrote:

I had a teacher who made us make dances and songs to remember things in maths. She was really good and it worked.

Yeah it worked for us too. can still tell you haw a hurricane is formed

Posted: 21-01-13 17:45 by Delia

Hi, I recorded the sound of my own voice on my phone and whenever I was travelling I listened to myself explaining the topic. When I revise, I talk out aloud pretending I am teaching someone and have found this has helped!

Posted: 22-01-13 09:44 by sannah

sannah wrote:

Hi, I recorded the sound of my own voice on my phone and whenever I was travelling I listened to myself explaining the topic. When I revise, I talk out aloud pretending I am teaching someone and have found this has helped!

Yeah I've pretended to teach someone - that method is really good. 

Posted: 22-01-13 10:32 by Tilly - Team GR

Tilly wrote:

sannah wrote:

Hi, I recorded the sound of my own voice on my phone and whenever I was travelling I listened to myself explaining the topic. When I revise, I talk out aloud pretending I am teaching someone and have found this has helped!

Yeah I've pretended to teach someone - that method is really good. 

 Hey,

Have you applied to uni yet and which course are you thinking of doing??

Posted: 22-01-13 10:55 by sannah

yeah a great way to help you revise is to cover your bedroom with notes all around where you are likley to go eg around a mirror and wardrobes in the bathroom, kitchen without realising the notes with go into your head! it also helps your visual memory in the sense that you can picture your room and picture what note is where! x

Posted: 25-01-13 14:43 by grace

Walk around the room, reading out aloud your notes, so the key bits needed, so memorising them, let 30 minutes past, take your mind off that subject and test yourself with some key questions from what you revised, p.s its best if someone asks you questions, rather than looking at the notes.

Posted: 25-01-13 19:31 by jack middleton

sannah wrote:

Tilly wrote:

sannah wrote:

Hi, I recorded the sound of my own voice on my phone and whenever I was travelling I listened to myself explaining the topic. When I revise, I talk out aloud pretending I am teaching someone and have found this has helped!

Yeah I've pretended to teach someone - that method is really good. 

 Hey,

Have you applied to uni yet and which course are you thinking of doing??

I'm only in yr 12 at the moment so hopefully i'll be applying next yr. I'm thinking of either doing geology or astrophysics, but to do astrophysics i'll have to do an extra yr to do maths alevel first.

Posted: 25-01-13 19:59 by Tilly - Team GR

Good luck I'm sure you'll be fine! Anothe great way is to do mindmaps after memorising to see what yo uhave remembered! :)

Posted: 26-01-13 09:46 by sannah

Tilly wrote:

sannah wrote:

Tilly wrote:

sannah wrote:

Hi, I recorded the sound of my own voice on my phone and whenever I was travelling I listened to myself explaining the topic. When I revise, I talk out aloud pretending I am teaching someone and have found this has helped!

Yeah I've pretended to teach someone - that method is really good. 

 Hey,

Have you applied to uni yet and which course are you thinking of doing??

I'm only in yr 12 at the moment so hopefully i'll be applying next yr. I'm thinking of either doing geology or astrophysics, but to do astrophysics i'll have to do an extra yr to do maths alevel first.

 You'll be fine! And yes you would need maths at an advanced level to study anything Physics related at University! I'm studying atrophysics in my A2 year as my optional module and I have to say it is very interesting...not in a geeky sort of way! :)

Posted: 26-01-13 09:47 by sannah

I love astrophysics too sannah, and I would love to study it, so I think i'm going to do an extra year so that i can do maths. Is maths really difficult? 

Posted: 26-01-13 09:58 by Tilly - Team GR

To be honest maths is NOT difficult!! You just need to make sure in the first month you go through your theory and then you need to go straight into past papers!! Evry frikkin past paper you can find, yhe better!!! I would suggest you do Mechanics as your optional module because its all basically physics related (the maths part of physics)! So when you revise for this, you are basically revising your physics as well!!! If you need any extra help just message me!! I can tell you which books are great and which are totally rubbish! Trust me, ive been there and done that!! Which subjects are you doing at the minute? I do all sciences as well as maths...maths is by far my chill out subject!  Just go for it!! :)

Posted: 27-01-13 21:12 by sannah

Thank you so much sannah. Right now I do biology, chemistry, physics and extended project. I was going to do maths but then I thought another subject would be too much pressure. But i think I am going to drop on of my science subjects at the end of the year, and then Im going to take maths. I'm going to spend an extra year in alevels to finish maths off, and then I can do physics or astrophysics. Thank you for your advice it has really helped me. People tell me that it's not that bad, and I think i'll enjoy it cause i really enjoy the mathematical parts of physics and chemistry.

My school do maths on edexcel. Do you know any good edexcel revision guides for AS level maths? I want to plan ahead with what I buy. If you know any other good books, could you please send me the link or ISBN?

Thank you so much - I am very thankful of your help!!

Modified once, last modified by Tilly - Team GR on Sun 27th January, 2013 @ 22:02

Posted: 27-01-13 21:22 by Tilly - Team GR

Go on to amazon and type in edexcel core 1, core 2 and mechanics 1 revision guides and it will come up with three books. All three books are endorsed by the board!!
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Edexcel-AS-Level-Modular-Mathematics/dp/0435519115/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1359367587&sr=8-1 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Edexcel-AS-Level-Modular-Mathematics/dp/0435519115/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1359367618&sr=8-1 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Edexcel-Level-Modular-Mathematics-Mechanics/dp/0435519166/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1359367648&sr=8-7 

Once completeing the book do as many past papers as possible...and don't be so silly, I'm here to help! I'm just happy if someone can learn from my mistales! LOL! :)

Posted: 28-01-13 10:08 by sannah

Thank you. :) I know I am only taking the course next year but I want to get a headstart on knowing what books to buy. I'm going to study through the summer holidays so that I know what I need to know, and I am going to brush up on my GCSE knowledge cause I haven't done proper maths in a year, although physics is quite mathematical so I should be fine. 

I haven't decided whether to do physics or astrophysics at university yet. I love astrophysics, but I might just do a normal physics degree so that then I have the opportunity to do anything in physics. I know that there is a real lack of physics at the moment so it will be easier to get a job, plus I find it really interesting. 

Posted: 28-01-13 17:19 by Tilly - Team GR

If I have to read a textbook or some kind of passage, I place Haribo Tangfastics randomly on the page so that when I reach that section I get to eat it. Won't work for most things but thought I'd share it!

Posted: 28-01-13 18:47 by Kayleigh