What are some useful tips on making revision cards for end of year exams? im in year 9 by the way (:

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im in year 9 by the way (:

Posted Tue 17th May, 2011 @ 21:37 by Hafsa Babar

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There are lots of ways - try writing a question one side and the answer on the other and test yourself.

Or a key word or term on one side and the explanation of it on the other

The first step is probably to break the topic you are trying to learn into 'bite-size' pieces - these become the subject of your revision cards. They make it all a bit more manageable and easy to learn.

Answered Wed 18th May, 2011 @ 09:00 by Pete Langley - Get Revising founder
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If you don't, youll be in a rush and stressed to learn everything :)

Answered Fri 20th May, 2011 @ 17:54 by Emma
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key points

Answered Tue 17th May, 2011 @ 22:19 by Georgina
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I try not to oversimplify, but highlight the bits I think are most important, so that I can still remember details as well as an overview (this is especially important for multiple choice exams).

Answered Thu 19th May, 2011 @ 23:11 by Beth Haworth
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Try and only use the important stuff on your revision cards, also write questions on one side and answers on the other and you can give them to someone to test you on them. Also look over them constantly until you can remember everything which is on each one.

Answered Sun 30th September, 2012 @ 17:19 by Alice Deane
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The earlier you revise the better

Use the flash cards to help you learn, but the best way to revise is doing past papers and questions in your exercise book and then marking them - this way you can see where you have goine wrong and know how to correct it and what to put inthe future:)

Answered Sun 30th September, 2012 @ 18:23 by Alex
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make sure you:

-make revision notes first then your revision flash cards. You dont want o cram EVERYTHING onto the flash cards

-include key diagrams, key words, dates, facts, theories categorized into topics for each flashcard

-make it bold/colourful and stand out rather than plain and boring

-Adds some cartoon/mnemonics/rhymes/mini-stories so that its sticks in your head what you need to remember 

Answered Sun 30th September, 2012 @ 18:38 by ELectrica!
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You should definately start your revision early! I regret not doing this because now I have exams in November and I'm stressing out! 

There are lots of way of revising, before doing anything, you should find out your learning style(Visual, Auditory and Kinesthetic) you can find this out on the internet:)  This will help you revise effectively as for example, if you're an auditory learner you can record yourself saying the key facts and then listen over it.

Always check out the specification, which can be found on your exam board's website. That way you will know exactly what to revise. 

There are also some revision tips videos on youtube that are extremely helpful- I found this video very useful: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxkeM8Nn2tM  

Answered Sun 30th September, 2012 @ 19:21 by Pond