last minute revision tips for a level

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i have an exam tomarrow afternoon, my first real A level exam and I want to do well, its for AS geography. does anyone have any last minute revision/ exam success techniques they could share with me?

thanks :)

Posted Sun 13th January, 2013 @ 14:46 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

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The day before: 

+ Write out basic notes - maybe keywords for each topic. 

+ don't do anything too intense. Just some simple coverage of the topics.

+ Read the notes or materials you have made.

+ Get a good nights sleep so that your brain is functioning well.

+ Don't do loads of cramming revision.

The exam day: 

+ Don't revise just before your exam - just relax and don't think about the exam.

+ Remain calm and make sure you have your pencil case and a calculator if you need it. 

+ When you get into the exam hall read the whole front cover of the paper. This will get you used to the font and size of the text. It will also prepare your brain. 

Good luck :)

Answered Sun 13th January, 2013 @ 14:53 by Tilly - Team GR
Edited by Tilly - Team GR on Sun 13th January, 2013 @ 14:53
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Hi. I have created a page on each of the specification topics. I have then put the key question. Split my page into the points and written key info. I then created flash cards with the key info that I will print out.

Have you been on the examiner reports? I am not sure if they do them for OCR.

Check exam questions once more and plan and have a go at them even though I have done them a billion times.

Tomorrow, I have two lessons of geography revision. I am not going to overload as I am going to my biology lesson. During lunch my friend said she'll test me with my flash cards that I created earlier. 

Don't panic even though tomorrow I will be like a nervous wreck. 

Good luck for your exam. You will be fine.

Answered Sun 13th January, 2013 @ 15:49 by Bethany Cunningham
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thanks, I have spent this morning looking through every past paper i can get my hands on and just thinking what i can write for each question, which has helped. I will have to revse before my exam as its in the afternoon and i have a geography lesson right before it, but it will get me in the geography mood is uppose. but thanks. talk to you tonight

Answered Sun 13th January, 2013 @ 15:03 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR
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Yeah talk to you tonight. 

Planning your answers is a good idea because then you don't have to overload your brain with writing full answers. By just planning what you would write you will know exactly what you are going to write, without having to spend ages actually doing it. 

Answered Sun 13th January, 2013 @ 15:20 by Tilly - Team GR
Edited by Tilly - Team GR on Sun 13th January, 2013 @ 15:21
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 Bethany Cunningham yeah i'll have a look for those examiner reports

Tilly I only plan them in my head, just think to myself, what does this question ask me and what could i say and what case studies should i use. But  i have written some plans for essay questions, as there the ones i'm most nervous about

Answered Sun 13th January, 2013 @ 17:48 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR
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Well I don't really write many essays anymore. But I do know that the key to a good essay (which you probably already know) is keep to one point per paragraph. Give a point and an explanation. Use any figures given in the question to back up your answers. You should be fine as long as you keep to this and don't ramble. Give yourself a time limit when you're in the exam to prevent you from rambling on. Keep to the point. You've put in loads of hard work for these exams so you just have to remind yourself that you've put in as much work as possible and you should do your best.

Answered Sun 13th January, 2013 @ 18:33 by Tilly - Team GR
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we are told to spend 30 mins on the essay including 5 mins planning, but i try to give myself more time than that if i can.

Answered Sun 13th January, 2013 @ 18:41 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR
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How long is the exam?

Answered Sun 13th January, 2013 @ 19:07 by Tilly - Team GR
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1 and a half hours, we get 30mins for each section

Answered Sun 13th January, 2013 @ 19:25 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR
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Oh right. That's how long my chemistry and physics exams were. If you do your plan as quick as possible then you have more time to actual write your answer.

Answered Sun 13th January, 2013 @ 19:34 by Tilly - Team GR
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yeah I don't spend ages on the plan

Answered Sun 13th January, 2013 @ 19:38 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR
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I didn't used to either because the actual essay is the bit you get marks for. My teachers used to tell me that if I didn't have time to finish to write some bullet points or a short plan to show what I would've put if i'd have had the time.

Answered Sun 13th January, 2013 @ 19:48 by Tilly - Team GR
Edited by Tilly - Team GR on Sun 13th January, 2013 @ 19:48
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yeah thats what mine say, funny having a conversation on two boards at once :)

Answered Sun 13th January, 2013 @ 19:54 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR
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I know lol.

Answered Sun 13th January, 2013 @ 19:57 by Tilly - Team GR