What is the best way to revise for 2 subjects at the same time?

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i have both science and maths exams on the same day, and i need to revise for both!!!!

Posted Wed 26th December, 2012 @ 12:04 by Kendra

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Make sure you divide your time between them and leave enough time to do both. If you make a revision timetable using the getrevising tool, you can prioritise one exam over another - work out which one you are more confident with, and revise the other one slightly more.

Try to revise them separately, maybe take a break between them so that you don't get confused between the two subjects. Try not to revise in long blocks; concentration drops after around 45 minutes, so maybe do half an hour at a time with ten-minute breaks in between to separate topics. You could even dedicate whole days to the two - say, do Science on one day and Maths on the next and keep alternating until the exam.

Make posters with a colour for each subject (two different colours to distinguish between the two), and put them places you'll see them: on the back of your bedroom door, on your mirror, on your bedroom walls - then read them when you go past.

On the night before, try not to cram. If you make flash cards, then you can practise questions and memorise facts. Go through these each night before you go to sleep - you're more likely to remember them the next day.

I know most of these are general revision techniques, but I think they still apply in this situation. I hope this helps! Good luck :)

Answered Wed 26th December, 2012 @ 20:33 by Sian