Psychology Unit 1 re-take. Need help on Revision.

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I have a retake next month on the 25th. For the first time around, I did revise, but it seems like my techniques didn't work and they weren't very good in the first place. How should I revise for this topic again, to improve my grades, i deeply enjoy psychology but just find it hard to get the grade i want/need, Help please.

Posted: 08-04-11 15:56 by Salma

Hey! 

I'm retaking on the 25th May as well - I have the same problem, i love psychology but i can't seem to get in the necessary points like A02 etc. 

My teacher told us of a Traffic Light revision technique. You need three colours (e.g. Black, Red, blue) - you think up questions, right in Black what you already know, red what you need to look up and blue anything you missed/A02/what you think is helpful.  

Read it, write it, draw it, say it, read it - these r my rule of 5. you read it to take in the knowledge and then write it in your own words to try to explain it in your own way, draw it to aid your visual revision, describe it to somebody as this will help you understand and remember it and then read it again to consolidate the information.

Hope this helps. 

Posted: 09-04-11 20:12 by Melissa Kingscott

Ohhh.. Thanks a lot.. Will try it out..

Good luck with your revsion and the exam.. =)

Posted: 09-04-11 20:30 by Salma

With the AO2's

If your can't remember them, think of ethical issues, practical applications etc as these will still count as AO2's, also state the other approaches criticisms on what the essay is on

eg. 

Essay- Discuss the biological approach on....

A02- The psychodynamic approach would criticise the biological approach as they don't consider any unconscious factors... etc

:)

Posted: 03-05-11 23:32 by nikki

With the AO2's

If your can't remember them, think of ethical issues, practical applications etc as these will still count as AO2's, also state the other approaches criticisms on what the essay is on

eg. 

Essay- Discuss the biological approach on....

A02- The psychodynamic approach would criticise the biological approach as they don't consider any unconscious factors... etc

:)

Posted: 03-05-11 23:32 by nikki

Wow, thanks a lot, will try all these handy hints. i need all the help i can get. x

Posted: 04-05-11 09:21 by Salma

Also for the A02 you basically have to have a little discussion in the exam with yourself, about the strengths and weaknesses, and ethical issues, methodical issues. Hope it goes well! I'm taking the same exam, because we do unit 2 in January and unit 1 this exam term at my school :) x

Posted: 17-05-11 16:02 by Elisabeth

heyy, im taking this exam for the 1st time

and am very scared..

what do u guys think should come up? x

Posted: 20-05-11 14:44 by G

Hey G,

Look at previous past papers and what comes up on there shouldn't come up on the next exam!

But be careful because sometimes they do!!!!!

hope this helps and good luck.

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Posted: 23-05-11 11:37 by Melissa Kingscott

i agree with melissa past papers

as well as examiners reports they also show what most students go wrong on during the exam and sometimes highlight hints to what might come up in the next exam

Posted: 01-06-11 13:32 by Tiffany