Got any revision tips?

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I need some revision tips for my end of year exams, my teachers all expect to get A's or A*'s. PLEASE HELP

Posted Wed 25th April, 2012 @ 17:42 by Ellie

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Hey, lol i'm in the same situation, i told some people to stick facts on the stairs and run up and down until you known them and when you get one wrong you have to start at the bottom again.

Try flashcards, questions on one side answers on the other

This is sad, but it works.. Stick facts and posters on your wall or mirror, is sort of like subliminal messaging and it works because your always seeing it.

Read over notes, write them out. Say them repeatedly, make posters and mindmaps 

Lol, i'm giving you everything here..:L

Answered Wed 25th April, 2012 @ 17:51 by Sofia
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If you're anything like me, the best way to revise is by making it look amazing so you actually want to look at it. I advise many a colourful pen to make small (sort of A5, A6 size) notes which I usually stick up around my room. Just reading them a couple of times a day, the facts and figures seem to stick with me. Also, I get my family to test me on what it says on those notes.

Another good technique if making trivial pursuit cards, but for specific topics. I find it's a really good way to imprint small nuggets of information into your brain. Plus, if you get your friends to play, it's hilarious to see how competitive they get about chemistry. Hope this helps :)

Answered Wed 25th April, 2012 @ 18:16 by polly
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I actually begin revision a month before my exams. It is very hard for me to maintain what i revise so I actually begin to revise properly a week or two before the exam. I revise by reading out words from the book (WITH PASSION) and trying to interpret them into my own words which helps A LOT, then i go and write out notes on what i just read without the book infront of me. I then go on this site to make up questions and answer them.

Hope it helps

Answered Fri 11th May, 2012 @ 10:36 by frankie iheukor
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If you tend to just re-write information you could use colour, pictures, etc.. to make it more memorable. Also, you could go to some revision sessions if your school hold them. Revision guides are useful, especially the CGP ones once you get past the jokes. Sofia's idea about sticking up posters, notes, etc is pretty great too.

Answered Wed 25th April, 2012 @ 17:55 by Emily
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Answered Wed 25th April, 2012 @ 19:19 by Ellie
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I find that the best way to revise (for me) is to write everything out again in another exercise book, then write it out again as revision cards. Do this by reducing the amount you write each time, but read all of your previous work.

I also use after school time to speak to teachers about different parts of my subjects, and get any help if i need it.

Hope this helps!

Answered Fri 11th May, 2012 @ 10:54 by RFC1871 (Eden32)
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Its all about finding what works for you.

I have to teach my parents the work that I am doing to make sure I fully understand the topics. I also use flashcards, test, past papers and posters to help me learn the topics.

And remember it is not all about target grades and what the teachers want..

Hope your exams go well! 

Answered Fri 11th May, 2012 @ 15:07 by jamie
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Id recommend trying to teach someone else the topic or explain bits to them and in doing that you'll start to know the subject better and become more confident in it.

Also try making desktop backgrounds with important revision information or key definitions so that every time you go on your laptop you see it and it reminds you of something. If you have a fairly new computer you'll be able to make your background change every 30 mins or hour so that you're not always looking at the same thing.

Try making small A5 size cards with information on them and get them out when you have a free minute

Answered Fri 11th May, 2012 @ 16:29 by Former Member
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One key and very important thing to do is to CONDENSE your notes into tiny 'bite-sized' little chunks of information. So, as you write your notes only write down the key bits of indormation. Using this with a bit of colour co-ordination for key terms will really help you re-read through your notes efficiently. Remember to implement some diagrams in your notes as well!

Best of luck!

Answered Fri 11th May, 2012 @ 18:32 by Hugo
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I read each topic out loud, but with different accents, then it sticks because you think of the question in the exam, and you remember how you said it in the exam! **

Answered Sat 12th May, 2012 @ 15:38 by aliceturner
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Answered Sat 12th May, 2012 @ 16:51 by aliimz
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Answered Sun 13th May, 2012 @ 12:19 by Georgina
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Set out your revision as if it was a school day, with same breaks and lesson times etc. So my school runs from 8.30 till 3 and that’s how long I would revise for with each lesson being a different subject. It means that at 3 I can stop revision and do more fun things so the revision is not too intensive. It also gives you enough time in between the subjects to have breaks so you don’t lose concentration. If you did 6 hours of revision a day then that would obviously be very successful!

Answered Mon 14th May, 2012 @ 18:58 by Lucy
Edited by Lucy on Mon 14th May, 2012 @ 18:59
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yh phillipa mako great way i did the same too and we learnt  a lot out of it **

Answered Fri 11th May, 2012 @ 16:33 by faizan rashid
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Answered Fri 11th May, 2012 @ 16:37 by faizan rashid