How do you revise for biology? I've tried posters and flash cards, but they don't seem to help! Thank you :)

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I have the knowledge to answer the questions, but I don't know how to actually write down the answers D:

Posted Sun 6th May, 2012 @ 22:37 by SS

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Try doing loads and loads of past papers! If you don't know the answer then go and look it up. I find that applying your knowledge is the best way of learning. To get past papers, go on your exam board's website and they should be there, if not ask your teacher.

Hope this helps :D

Answered Mon 7th May, 2012 @ 12:06 by Olivia
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Hi there!

Well the easiest way is probably to look at the mark scheme and how they set out the answers, although they're in bullet points generally most of the time, for example on AQA they set out the mark scheme in bullet points, but it can give you a brief idea of how you set out the questions!

Good luck in your exam, and i was wondering which exam it is? (: 

Answered Sun 6th May, 2012 @ 22:43 by Nishat Ahmed
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Write out all the notes for the unit that's what i do and keep reading over them also get people to test you on your notes,
then do loads of past papers so you know the layout of the questions and look at the mark scheme so that you also know how to answer the questions and get full marks.

Hope that was helpful :)

Answered Mon 7th May, 2012 @ 11:58 by :) PurpleJaguar (: - Team GR
Edited by :) PurpleJaguar (: - Team GR on Mon 7th May, 2012 @ 11:59
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I have put posters up all around the house and on my ceiling, highlighted the syllabus, made revision cards and its starting to stick in my head! :)

Answered Mon 7th May, 2012 @ 16:58 by Liz:)
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have you tried making podcasts?

Answered Wed 9th May, 2012 @ 15:25 by Rebecca
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What I do is loads and I mean LOADS of past paper questions because I find that you start to see a pattern in the way they ask questions and so you instinctively know what to write, if however you come across a question you have no idea how to answer then refer back to your notes or a text-book or even the mark scheme and this should help you.

I also find it useful to look at the Examiners Report because this generally gives you an idea of whether it was just you who couldn't do a question or whether the majority of people struggled with it which helps you gauge the level of the question and is usually reassuring.

Answered Wed 9th May, 2012 @ 15:42 by Lydia
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A4 notes with key points in colour.... Standard. Good luck

Answered Sat 12th May, 2012 @ 23:08 by Bradley
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Thanks everyone! I'm doing B3 with Edexcel :)

Answered Mon 7th May, 2012 @ 16:35 by SS
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Write really simple questions in stages, nothing with too much of a lengthy answer and get a arent or carer to ask you at dinner, when you're watching telly etc. also read through them before you go to bed and test your self.

Also try past papers, they really help.

Which revision quides do you use?

Good Luck :D

Answered Mon 7th May, 2012 @ 17:06 by Emmy
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Try using past papers and then looking at the mark schemes as this will enhance your knowledge of how to answer them how the examiners like it, hope this helps

Rosa D

Answered Mon 7th May, 2012 @ 17:44 by NoirRose
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Try using mind maps to link information? I find it good for the longer answers... :)

Answered Thu 17th May, 2012 @ 16:13 by Elle Belle