- 2 votes
I need to get motivated by some revision tips. Someone help please?
- 15 votes
I'm now in A2 and thought I'd chip in too. This is what works for me but it might help someone out there :)
- I find it helps if you are organised first of all. Print off specifications for your subjects, exam past papers and questions and have all the textbooks and notes you need. I file my past papers into an expandable folder so it's all in order.
- Find somewhere in the house where you can lay all this stuff out whilst you work, so for example I work in the dining room as the table is big. If not go to the library, but I personally prefer to study at home as I don't need to haul everything anywhere.
- I like to make notes in a separate notebook instead of on loose sheets as I tend to lose them XD I buy a new notebook each exam season (I use those big pukka pads with subject dividers) and write my notes for each unit into them. I use coloured pens to write key words in my notes and for biology example I draw out diagrams so I am familiar with them should I be faced with one in the real exam.
- I also find flashcards are really useful as I condense the information down, make myself look at the material whilst making them and I can carry them with me for last minute revision. I use coloured card for these as it’s stronger and I can colour code them according to subject or topic. I type them up before printing as I can fit more information onto them.
- Go through all the past papers and what you didn't get right annotate in a different colour or put down other points that would have scored you the mark. Familiarising yourself with the way examiners like to phrase stuff and what gets the marks is a real life saver. In your frees at sixthform if you're revising carry a past paper with you for one of your subjects coming up to the exam period so you always have questions you can be practicing.
- I personally cannot revise or do homework without music so I always have my ipod with a readymade playlist or turn on the radio. I find if I don't have a playlist or ready or have to change music I waste so much time searching >.<
- Find the time you function best during the day to revise. I'm definitely a morning person and once it's like 4 pm I just want to relax, but in the last two weeks I will motivate myself to work in the evenings too. It's just a matter of preference, find what works for you.
- And make sure you have food and drink on hand when you go for a break. Revision can take a lot out of you so make sure you take regular breaks, rehydrate and refuel!
- Last of all revise wisely - if there is a subject you find more difficult then allocate some more time to it but do not neglect the others. There’s no point spending 10 hours making notes and if not all of it is going in. Switch things up so you don't bore yourself too much, not that revision is fun XD
- 10 votes
Well I always try to incorporate my interests with revision. This makes me want to do the revision. For example make movie makers, label an image of a relevant topic with everything you know, and the image will help you to remember it all, or try making powerpoints with practice questions at the end to test you. Just try to avoid boring yourself - make it seem like 'fun'.
Example: I like animations, so I make animations of my topics, which can be done with anything from powerpoint to flipnote on the nintendo ds. Just try to make it seem like your not working - even if you are. You will enjoy it, plus you will actually remember it!
- 10 votes
steps to motivation:
- get comfortable
- put some headphones in and put some feel good music on
- look through notes and then try and make a story up that makes you remember them or a song, try to aim to do something different like make a mind map or get a friend to test you with some cards you gave her.
- to make revision not drag on so much do 15 minute bursts of revision
- eat your favorite foods whilst revising and drink
- give yourself a reward once you've done all of your revision for that day fro example go to the shop and buy yourself that chocolate bar you wanted.
- go to the library or park if you find you cant be at home because you get too dirtracted
- 2 votes
Tilly great advice, don't know why you were downvoted. I try to link my revision with things i see around me, for example when i was revising rivers for geography, each time I went for a walk next to my local river I would go through the different processes as I saw then happening in my head.
- 0 votes