How can you revise for unit 3 psychology??

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I really need help...I revised loads in the Christmas break for each of my units, min 60 hours. And the first day back (last monday) my psychology teacher decided to set us a mock for unit 3 psychology. My unit1 resit for bio was on the Wednesday, so i knew i would do bad because I was more focused on that. However, I couldn't remember a thing for like any of the questions (the ones she set was formation, neural mechanisms for eating behaviour, factors in eating behaviours and endgenous+exogenous questions). Shockingly I got the highest mark on the sleep question (12/24), not great compared to my actual essay of that though and the others I got 6 for eating and 6 for relationships :|. 

So I have just finished my bio1,psy1 and bio4 exams this week..only got psy3 left. But now I am stupidly worried..how am I meant to remember like 22 essays?? I have plans and essays for them all but none of them stay in my head, only random studies stay in my head not the actual order I had wrote them in! I just tried to memorize like the first paragraph of maintenance essay, and I just keep messing up :/.

How is everyone else revising for this?? I am even starting to forget like the content of my plans too.. and if its of any interest I am also dyslexic and dyspaxic..no one has really gave me any advice if there are better ways of revising for my conditions ;/ - if anyone has any advice to give me on this too, that would be much appreciated, thank you 

Posted Sat 12th January, 2013 @ 13:29 by Natasha

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Past papers are the best. Also, for long essay questions try writing them out and learning them off by heart.

I find that mnemonics help me to memorize. One tip is to record yourself reading out the essay and playing it back at night and in the morning. Hope this helps :)

Answered Sat 12th January, 2013 @ 14:45 by Crystal Blue ♥
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Well, im doing AS Psychology, and I **** at essays - so the prospect of having to submit essays for Psych next year frightens me!

I think a good way to remember essays are to use Topic Sentences, these are sentences that start off the whole paragraph, and then pick 'trigger keywords' to fill in the gaps for the rest of the paragraph. Using your second paragraph as an example, I can come up with:

TS: So I have just finished...

TKs: b1, p1, b4, p2 left. worried, 22 ess? plans, random memory, tried mem. 1st para maintenance - mess up!

Do you see what I mean? And the more and more you rehearse it like a monologue script, the more likely you will be able to easily reproduce it in the exam. I used this methof to memorise my controlled assessments for typing up in exam conditions last year for GCSE English Literature, it worked for me... try it!

Good luck :) x

Answered Sat 12th January, 2013 @ 14:54 by Re-Re
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Firstly just keep going over your notes then get someone to test you or try teaching someone a certain aspect of one of the units. Go into the exam on Wednesday feeling confident if you go in thinking you will fail, you WILL fail. If you forget information in the exam just make up evaluation but appply it appropriately, eg offer another explanation of the theory. So if you got asked about formation but you forget what the theory is, evaulate it and say Sexual selection offers a better explanation then explain that. GOOD LUCK **

Answered Sat 12th January, 2013 @ 20:55 by Sabrina
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Thank you for all your replies. I have recorded myself saying all of the 22 essays and repeated at least each now about 4/5 times and I have simplied the essays into notes and with the paragraph title on to A3 paper for 4 of the essays. But then just now I tried to see how much I could remember for maintence..I could only remember the theories and like one part of A02 :/..its kinda hard now at this point to stay postive :(. I can't remember the specific order of them (and none of it triggers the content in my head) but then if I just revise the content..thats way too much to learn :/

Answered Sun 13th January, 2013 @ 12:17 by Natasha