How am i suppose to revise for 2 science exams in less than 3 weeks ? :(
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Help? any advices?
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I always find past papers really useful. One way to use them is to try them, mark them and write in the correct answers. Once you've done that decide on 3 areas tou need to revise the most based on that paper. Revise those sections well by using flashcards, mindmaps, notes, videos ect. (however you learn best) then repeat the technique with a different paper. You should find that the areas you were weekest at are no longer the ones you need to revise. You should also find that the sections you need to revise get smaller and smaller, for example on the first paper you may need to revise 3 double page spreads and by the last only a paragraph.
When doing flashcards i find it works best to write a question on one side and an answer on the other. When using them ask yourself the questionsand put the questions you get right in a pile and put the ones you get wrong at the back of your stack. Continue asking questions until all your cards have been placed in the 'right' pile. If you do this technique remember it's only for key facts, you will also need to be able to apply the knowlege to unfamiliar situations so try unseen questions too.
I hope this helps and good luck :) x
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Haha, I have 6 exams in January :( I have a friend who moved schools and she has to do 9 next month, poor thing...)
And write revision notes on each topic. Highlight keywords to help you remember it and colour code things if you want.
Exam questions and answers help you work out structures of exam questions and helps you make your answers more precise and concise. You know those questions where you know the answer, but don't know what exactly to write, and then you end up waffling? going through the paper with the mark scheme really helps.
I've recently tried listing all my topics down and then doing a traffic light thing, so I coloured it in red if I didn't know it very well at all, orange if it was okay, and green if I knew it well. this helps you prioritise your revision so you aren't just revising thing you already know looaaads about.
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i agree with sammy there great ideas
i create little revision notes and flashcards which helps me to remember key topics!
Past papers are great, also when looking at the markscheme of an past paper look at the topic you are doing then look at the answer the examiner is inspecting that will help you with knowing what is the right answer and what is not!!!!!!!!!! :D
Hope that helps x