various methods of revision any helpful techniques or tips
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for all types of learner auditory, kinesthetic and visual learners as me and and a few others are confused as to how to revise
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If you're a visual person, try putting little 'trigger words', facts, diagrams or pictures onto postits. You can colour-code them, highlight key words or anything else that will make them stand out. You can stick these all around different places that you visit each morning when you wake up, like your wardrobe doors or your mirror, then you'll see them so much that in the exam you'll hopefully be able to picture the different facts because you'll associate them with different places around your room.
If you're a 'hands-on' person, it's better sometimes to revise with someone else. They don't even have to understand what you're studying - a brother/sister or a parent is fine. One option is making a 'taboo' game, where your 'buddy' has a stack of cards with a word or phrase you need to understand and remember. They can't say this word - because it's taboo - so they also have a few clues underneath it. They read you the clues and you have to work out what the word is. You can get as creative with this as you like, playing 'who am i?' or 'snap' or anything, to match a word or phrase with its explanation/definition.
Even if you're an auditory learner, you don't have to just sit and listen to your teacher or a revision mp3. A much less tedious way to revise is to say things out loud in as many ways as possible. If there's a word you find hard to spell/remember/understand, it helps to connect the way it sounds to its meaning. E.g. in biology, a phloem cell carries food around a plant. The 'ph' part of phloem sounds like the 'f' in food, so when you read the word phloem, you connect the two words and think "phloem-food". Little rhymes, nicknames, mnemonics (like the famous one for remembering the planets - My Very Easy Method Just Speeds Up Naming (Planets) where the first letter of each word matches up with a planet) can all be really useful. The idea that you need to listen to music to help you revise isn't neccessarily true. it can be distracting. if it really helps you concentrate, try listening to something without words, or just a song that you know very well.
These are just a few and they might not work for everyone, but you have to sort of work out which way works best by yourself. Sorry for the long, rambling answer :P
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My friend made biology initial notes, then diagrams, then index cards summarising the initial notes, THEN mind maps and sticky notes and then a final mindmap ( im not joking!) and she prpr flopped the exam today so its not how much you do its like applying your knowledge which is why past papers are so important, for me i do more quirky things like today for bio i wrote all the key words on a mini sticky note each and stuck them all over my bio book, i also made a vaccination cartoon *****, like the antibodies were evil :P- random stuff that but i never forget them :)
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wow i agree with bethany
but just try and see what works for you individually
do not do something someone else has done just because they did well you can consider it but follow what fits your lifestyle and makes you happy.
e.g. a friend of mine got an A by making revision cards i later realised that this was too time consuming for me and decided to choose an alternative method of mind maps from long detailed paragraphs to short key phrases and key terms.
another thing to remember is to keep calm, relax, take neccessary breaks and do what suits u not your extra brainy mate as we are all unique.
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spend a day just going over the specification...some mark schemes and make a list of things you need to know. cross off the list any topics that appeared in the last 2 exams and focus on the stuff thats likely to appear.
also use lots of pictures and colour!! it helps you retain far more information. so use google images and have fun.
if you like music then write catchy songs.
if you like sport make revision practical! like when calvin from "like mike" was trying to revise math he used bball!
if you like dance... make up a dance! like hannah montanna used to revise science
use YOU TUBE! people make informative vids ALL THE TIME be practical and have fun. its too late for the text book now! use notes and pratical measures!
God Bless and all the best :) x