what way is the best to revise?

  • 4 votes

I have tried many and i keep failing. it will really help thx

Posted Mon 30th May, 2011 @ 11:42 by Daphne

14 Answers

  • 15 votes

find a way that you enjoy because that's what will help you most when it comes to remembering things! :)

if you're a creative person, use lots of colour, mind maps and pictures.]

if you just learn from reading of from notes then write the notes out again and again to help it stick in your head.

if you learn things and remember them from listening to them, then record yourself saying your notes and listen to them or alternatively, podcasts about certain subjects are available from iTunes.

try sticking sticky notes around your house, to the places you go to most, so that you'll look at them and hopefully they'll just subconsciously stick in your brain.

i find the best way to revise for any subject is to do past papers because you get to learn what the examiner is looking for and also you get used to the style of questions. practice papers will help you focus your revision more on the topics you need to revise most.

hope this helped! good luck with your exams! :)

Answered Mon 30th May, 2011 @ 12:32 by Kelly:)
  • 8 votes

There are several ways that you can revise and all of them are for different kind of learning. The following are some revision techniques that you could do:

  • past papers
  • make notes
  • Condense notes onto index cards
  • Get some little cards and write the question on one side and the answer on the other and get someone to test you.
  • Make an indiviudal mindmap for each little topic.
  • Make an A3 mindmap to summarise a whole topic.
  • Answer questions from a revision guide or textbook.
  • Use bbc bitesize - activities on there are quite good.
  • Listen to podcasts.
  • Make your own podcasts.
  • After you have revised a topic reward yourself with a treat like watching tv or a chocolate bar.

Hope it helped :)!

Answered Tue 7th June, 2011 @ 20:24 by Alice Deane
  • 4 votes

past papers!

Answered Mon 30th May, 2011 @ 16:15 by Anon
  • 4 votes

Past papers are usually good as they allow you to see the type of things youll be asked/tested on, or you could try teaching it to someone else this usually helps as you have to understand it in order to tell someone else about it 

hope this helps good luck with your exams :)

Answered Tue 7th June, 2011 @ 14:52 by Danni
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mindmaps using coloured paper and highlighters, get revising, past papers, revision guides, and if your school has a virtual learning enviroment the use it.

Answered Sun 12th June, 2011 @ 15:48 by Joe
  • 3 votes

Depends on the subject, but try dividing it into sections, and condensing that section into 10 key words.

Or for a smaller topic, split it into What, How and Why

Hope this helps... good luck with the exams :)


Answered Mon 30th May, 2011 @ 12:29 by E
  • 3 votes

I'd say revise in hour blocks.
do an hour at a time with something you enjoy for half an hour in between.
this will give your brain a rest at revising.
good luck in any exams you have (=

Answered Tue 7th June, 2011 @ 13:59 by Robyn
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see i like making big poster with loads of information on it really helps me to remember what i need to know

Answered Tue 7th June, 2011 @ 16:02 by Emmille
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dont pack it all in the night before, thats supposed to be bad, spread it out, do mind maps and revision cards, i find that helpful.

Answered Wed 8th June, 2011 @ 19:21 by i<3catzzz!!!
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Past Papers and revison guides!

revise all year round so you dont need to clog it all up. Do it with people and in groups also do tests never think enough is enough keep on working it will pay of in the end :Dx

Answered Wed 10th August, 2011 @ 12:07 by Nadine Kirk
  • 2 votes

it varies depending on the person.

For example:

  • Auditory learners learn best by hearing information, possibly recording themselves saying the work and keep listening to it. 
  • Kinesthetic learners learn best by moving different body parts, they can also be very hyperactive. for example when learning they could walk around the room and tap feet or clicking fingers whilst learning.
  • Visual learners learn best by seeing the information. for example making things like mind maps, spider diagrams really work for them.      

Hope this helps, if you have any questions please feel free to email me. 

Answered Thu 4th August, 2011 @ 15:29 by Pixie~Flirt (:
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Like people have said, the best revision technique is dependant on the person. I find that the best thing to do though, is past papers! Seriously, do them so much you remember every single answer to the questions!! First time you do it, read the answers if you don't know, its not cheating... its helping you! Then after your more confident with the answer, you can stop looking at the back! Obviously you will have to do other techniques aswell, because thats not all definately gonna come up in the exam! 

I find that if its a subject that has case studies, i make a card matching game - where you match the description with the person/volcano/case study if that makes sense? That helps me!

Friends are good, aslong as you dont talk for hours :P You can test each other, and play games!! (like sticking post-stick notes on your head and you have to guess what they're describing by what they're saying! that way you'll learn the definition :) 

Make posters, write out the course again, make short key points, all that stuff... i know its boring but its worth it in the long run! And if you read something, make notes on it...otherwise i find you don't really take anything in! 

I hoped this helped, and good luck for whatever exams your taking!! x

Answered Sat 20th August, 2011 @ 00:56 by alex
  • 1 vote

This helps me tremendously. When you sit down to revise, get a blank sheet of paper and write down as much as you know for your particular topic as you can from memory in around 5 minutes, then check in your textbook or notes to see what you have remembered and what you havent. Focus on the information that you havent remembered and read aloud repetitively. As each study session starts repeat the process and you will start remembering more.

Answered Sat 26th November, 2011 @ 10:43 by Kirsty
  • 0 votes

listen to classical music, it improves connections in the brain and results in greater memory


Answered Wed 23rd November, 2011 @ 22:54 by Former Member