Need a fitting way to revise, please (:

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So I'm trying to revise for my up coming Chemistry exams (F331 and F332) alongside doing some preparation for the independent assessment. My main problem is cramming in everything in a short space of time.

Concentrating just on F331 (Elements of Life and Developing Fuels), what would be the best way of getting in all the necessary knowledge. I have the specification; I had tried making a revision sheet satisfying all that is in the specification, but it's just taking too long.

Is there no hope? 

Posted Thu 11th April, 2013 @ 21:30 by Red

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Hi, i am in exactly the same situation as you. I am really struggling with chemistry and am getting quite stressed about it. My chemistry teacher said something to me today which is probably worth repeating:

"Please please don't get stressed and worked up about the exams. You are in your first year and sometimes, it just needs more time to sink in. There quite simply isn't enough time for all of the information to settle in your mind. And if the axams don't go well, then there's always next year, by which time the info will have settled."

This, i feel, just gave me a confidence boost on the first day of the term.

The main areas that i am going to concentrate my revision on is practicing past papers. The more questions that you do, the more familiar you will get with the answers that are required. I am going to be making revision cards for everything - just some shortened notes on class stuff. I also have lots of past papers aswell.

Good luck and have fun revising!

Answered Mon 15th April, 2013 @ 19:22 by RFC1871 (Eden32)
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Try memoriesing th MAIN points in each task,. This will help you get the main marks in the exam. with haveing such as short space of time it is hard to learn detail. as long as ou know the main points you can work around this and you will most probably remember point that can add detail.

this worked for me

Answered Fri 12th April, 2013 @ 14:48 by Holly K
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Ooh, I see. That does seem to be a convenient way of doing my revision. Problem is just getting those 'main' points. haha ;D

However, I intened on looking through all past papers and trying to hammer in those question :P

E: Also, thank you! 

Answered Sat 13th April, 2013 @ 01:56 by Red
Edited by Red on Sat 13th April, 2013 @ 01:57
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I know this is silly, replying practically a month late, but thank you , haha! I understand where you're teacher is coming from however, unlucky for me, the F331 exame (which is in few days) is already a resit for me. Our whole class did fairly appalling :\ However, this did give me some motivation. I had practised quite a few exam papers few weeks back, and I do feel more confident on this topic. (: Generally I don't use flash cards (not to fancy with them) so I feel that past papers seems to be the best way. As mentioned, I started making a revision sheet, which I insist you to check out. It covers basic things in the module (if you are doing the same unit). Once again, many thanks, Eden32. :)

Answered Sat 18th May, 2013 @ 19:39 by Red
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No problem, glad i could help! i have done all of the F331 papers thete are, and got mainly C's, 2 B's and an A!!! 

Answered Sat 18th May, 2013 @ 20:23 by RFC1871 (Eden32)