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    Hello everyone!

    I realised that I cannot concentrate when going thorugh a textbook or revision guide to study for chemistry.

    I watch videos instead on youtube (I find one that is clear for me for a particular topic).

    Does this have the same effect as using a written source? Or do I have to use a revision guide no matter what?



    What I do:
    - I watch and concentrate, then I try to write a paragraph to summarise the video. Then I answer some questions on the topic to test my knowledge


    But because it is 'too relaxed', it seems to me that it is not proper revision.




    Your opinion?

    Thanks.
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    I write science songs and I've found they come in handy. If i'm lucky, questions to do with my songs come up and I can just sing the answers in my head.

    I used to think I had to write notes to revise, but that really doesn't help me... Past papers and exam-style questions are the key! Do whatever works best for you.
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    (Original post by itzme)
    Hello everyone!

    I realised that I cannot concentrate when going thorugh a textbook or revision guide to study for chemistry.

    I watch videos instead on youtube (I find one that is clear for me for a particular topic).

    Does this have the same effect as using a written source? Or do I have to use a revision guide no matter what?



    What I do:
    - I watch and concentrate, then I try to write a paragraph to summarise the video. Then I answer some questions on the topic to test my knowledge


    But because it is 'too relaxed', it seems to me that it is not proper revision.




    Your opinion?

    Thanks.
    I watch videos, but I write notes down as I am watching which is helpful. It's fine to watch videos but just make sure you revise everything you need, or search for the things it talks about in the text books

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