what's the best method in general for sucessful reision?

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I find it hard to start revising, and need help in how to begin, i start by writing things out but i get bored very quickly and stop revising

Posted Thu 19th May, 2011 @ 13:11 by Tasha

11 Answers

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Get revision cards? And only write basic information on them.


Try and make mnemonic devices. (Big Elephants Can't Always Use Small Entrances -- BECAUSE) Trying to make them will help them stick in your brain more


Record yourself reading out your notes CLEARLY and listen to it whilst you sleep, you're unconscious brain will still take in the information and will (NORMALLY) help things stick in your brain. but only slightly


Just continue to write notes (not on the computer - on paper because it makes you remember more :))

Answered Thu 19th May, 2011 @ 13:28 by Lottie
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I find it hard to revise to, i used to write stuff out aswell but it was so boring, and in the end i just gave up. I find it helps to revise things through pictures, because its a bit more interesting, and i like creative things.

Answered Thu 19th May, 2011 @ 13:19 by Jess
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This discussion contains some really useful tips.


Answered Thu 19th May, 2011 @ 13:49 by Pete Langley - Get Revising founder
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Yeah I get bored but it has to be done and it'll be worth it; what you do is write the info on paper with colours so you remember, once all written I then get a blank piece of paper, read out what I'm memorising bit by bit and write it Down On the paper, say it again and keep writing! **

Answered Thu 19th May, 2011 @ 21:28 by Paige Monaghan
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Personally I find nothing helps my revision more than just doing it with friends doing the same subjects. It meas that there's always someone to ask if you don't understand or are unsure. And it's also a lot more fun.

Anyway, good luck with your revision :)

Answered Tue 24th May, 2011 @ 11:10 by Heather Wood
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There is no particuarlary good way to revise, it depends on the person who is doing it. If you are taking an exam which you are going to drop for GCSE, use it as an experimental subject, using different learning techniques like revision cars, note, or quizzes, but generally, revison methods are personal to different people.

Hope this helps!

Answered Sat 28th May, 2011 @ 22:05 by Lucy Hicks Beach
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I think it depends on what type of learner you are! try going through through a few different revision techniques and find the one that suits you best (one you enjoy and get a lot from) and use that technique every time you revise:) that's what will help you most!! :)

Answered Sat 28th May, 2011 @ 22:20 by Kelly:)
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follow this link: http://www.rsc-ne-scotland.ac.uk/eduapps/download.php and dowload the 'mystudybar' app. You can create quick and easy floating sticky notes and mind maps and other revision tools. It really helps. Whatever info i need for an exam i now turn it into a virtual sticky note. Hopes this helps, it works for me. GOOD LUCK IN YOUR EXAMS :).

Answered Sun 29th May, 2011 @ 10:18 by Amritpal Mundra
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To be hounest the best way is to play classical music or music that you like that WONT distract you. try and make revision sound nice by doing these things. some people dont treat revision as reison they somethimes treat it as a play, trying to remeber the lines of text books. try and be a newss reporter and pretend that you need to infrom the world on these things you need to revise for, the more you say it to yourself the better you brain gets use to the words and it gets stuck into your head for a long time. treat yourself to breaks and have fun ! make revison vedios for yourself and play it all the time ! hope this helps :)

Answered Tue 18th December, 2012 @ 20:46 by Hajera
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I normally start by making notes, but if you find that boring, there are lots of other methods. I make flash cards on GR then print them off. They open up so you can write in the middle. Then you can test yourself, and if you get it wrong you can open the card up and have a few brief notes to explain it to you.
For some things mind maps are good. I also find that using a 'path' really works for a list: in your head think of a 'path' maybe all the rooms in your house in order. Then assign each item on the list to a room, and find a connection between the two . For example, you have to remember blue, red, yellow, green. Blue could be your bedroom because it is blue, red the living room because you have a red painting in there etc.
Hope this helps

Answered Sun 30th December, 2012 @ 13:37 by Sunset
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do past papers ad then revise the bits that you found most difficult and do mindmaps about them or short bullet points. 

Answered Sun 30th December, 2012 @ 15:18 by abbie