Top Memorization/ Revision techniques/tips? Would be so much appreciated, and good luck with exams everyone: -)

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Hi guys: - ) 

I'm in Year 10 (England) and sitting 5 exams in the next three weeks: 

Transformation of Surgery Re-sit, Maths Unit 2, Medicine and Treatment, Geography and Physics Unit 1 (P1) 

I get VERY stressed out so if anyone has any revision tips, especially to do with remembering things which is essential for History and Geography, I'll love you forever! 

Zoe X 

Posted Mon 4th June, 2012 @ 21:50 by Former Member

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There's no 'right' way to revise as everyone has different techniques. Always make sure that you do your revision in small chunks such as 30 minutes slots & a mini break. Our school advised us to do 2 hours on a school night & 4 hours on a weekend. Memorising techniques include...

.Making everything in note form & then re writing the notes, this is useful for subjects such as Geography or Science 

. Doing lots of past papers as similar questions come up in the exams every year, this will help you familiarize yourself with the questions & preparing yourself for the questions

. Look at the examiner's report & see what they made of the exams & they tell you how you can improve

. If you're a more visual learner I advice pictures as one of the best ways to remember things, the sillier the picture the easier it is to remember

. Do mind maps & write the key notes down, this doesn't work for everyone but have a go :)

Exams a stressful, but if you start your revision early then you have more time to revise therefore it's less stressful 

Before your exam remember to eat something nutritious, I always eat banana's before my exams as they release the energy slowly, making your brain function better (I've read this on the internet somewhere:L) & bring water with you in the exam

Good Luck in the exams & I wish you all the best :D

P.S apparently having fish oil capsules boosts your memory as it's omega 3. You may want to give it a go :)  

Answered Tue 5th June, 2012 @ 10:23 by Beanie96
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I know it's incredibly boring but if you want to MEMORISE facts or a paragraph there is only one way to do it.

  1. Read the facts/paragraph
  2. Say it aloud twice over
  3. Cover up the facts/paragragh
  4. Rewrite as much as you can
  5. Check to see what you got right
  6. Repeat and till you get all of the facts/paragraph correct

It's incredily boring but you will remember it.

If you don't want to memorise or have already done it start doing past papers to see if you remember as much as you think you do

I hope this helps and good luck with your revision :)

Answered Tue 5th June, 2012 @ 09:18 by Georgia
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Timelines, notes, mindmaps... Find out which method works best for you!

(I've found that watching documentaries also helps a lot)

Answered Mon 4th June, 2012 @ 23:44 by Luke
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I definately think seeing different notes but of the same thing helps because when youre revising you get bored of looking at the same thing and tend to miss bits out... watch some videos ^ of it, and look bits up, especially for history and geography case studies usually have news videos :D that way, youre looking at different versions of the same thing, and learning :) hope that helps
Also, this is a good site for finding clips of stuff; 

Answered Tue 5th June, 2012 @ 00:09 by Me :D
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thankyou guys you're all very helpful! x 

Answered Wed 6th June, 2012 @ 08:10 by Former Member