Is just writing down notes on everything you need to know on a particular subject the best way to revise?

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For every exam that I've ever had before, I've always just been writing down pages and pages of revision notes and sticking them in a folder and just using them as my revision tool but I don't really think it's effective..

Any thoughts or ideas?

Posted Tue 5th February, 2013 @ 19:40 by Former Member

9 Answers

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Use lots of past papers, that really helps.

Also you can record yourself reading notes and listen over them.

Study with friends and test each other

Answered Fri 8th February, 2013 @ 21:36 by halah
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It is good for briefly going over topics etc. but for me I find making mind-maps the best way. It makes topics more clear and visual and you spend more time thinking about what you have read rather than just copying straight out of a book.

Another effective thing to do is explain it to others, like friends or family - That really keeps it stuck in your head!

Answered Wed 6th February, 2013 @ 17:52 by Nikorasu
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Just writing siomething down alone is not likely to be all you should do although its a good starting point combine it with other methods such as making revision cards.

Answered Thu 7th February, 2013 @ 13:26 by Darlene
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Thanks guys

And I've heard about mind mapping too but I don't really understand the concept of it. I've tried making a few for various topics but I don't really know how to break each topic down and I just find it confusing I guess

Answered Fri 8th February, 2013 @ 22:22 by Former Member
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I tend to write out revision notes but also try to do something active. Whether this is doing a practical or model, doing past papers or teaching it to someone else, I tend to find this helps it stick in my head. Also if you do occasional fun things like a quick quiz or wordsearch I find that often makes revising more bearable.

Hope that helps :)

Answered Sat 9th February, 2013 @ 10:52 by Emma12770
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What I find useful is writing down revision notes on coloured Post-it notes - you then attach them to walls/doors that you walk past often in your house. Everytime you walk past you read over the information and the more times you look at it; the easier it gets to remember the information 

Answered Sat 16th March, 2013 @ 00:39 by Emma
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I'll read the material and then try writing a summary for each class. This way things actually stick in my head! Generally, I get this sense that everything 'clicks' :)

I hope that made sense lol.

Answered Sat 16th March, 2013 @ 11:44 by Moon
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Why the -5 votes? I understand that Revision Universe may not be suited for you. However, please could you tell us where we could improve and develop.

Answered Wed 13th March, 2013 @ 17:17 by Unknown
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Notes aren't that great a way to revise as I have found the best free revision resource and it has really helped me prepare for my exams. It is called Revision Universe and it has revision notes, worksheets and tutorials all ready for you to download. It is relatively new so there isn't much but there is this great feature they have: You can ask them for a revision resource on any topic and they will give it you for FREE. I did that for my exams and know I understand all the things I found difficult.

The URL is on my profile page.

Answered Wed 6th February, 2013 @ 16:27 by Unknown