I need to write things down when I revise (I can't really learn from just reading things), so I find mindmaps with lots of colours helps me, and also, practice questions! They'll help to give you a feel of what to expect in the exam, and they're also really helpful if you struggle with timing in exams. If you ask, I'm sure your teachers will be happy to mark them for you - all of mine were.
When I was doing Biology A-Level, drawing labelled diagrams and listing the key words helped me a lot (for things like Science subjects, if you asked to define a word, it helps to have a specific definition from a textbook or something if you have one - it allows you to be more specific and concise, and sometimes, they may specify key words for the definition in the answer), and with History, I've found timelines helped. Also, if you need examples, such as in English Literature, I found writing tables with different linguistic features in the headings, and then writing examples for each text with brief bullet pointed analysis in the boxes was useful. Also, bullet pointed answers to practice essay questions can be useful.
If you're not sure how you revise best, maybe try a few different methods until you find one that works for you - different people learn best, so you could find you're more suited to writing notes and learning facts by rote, or alternatively, recording yourself saying the notes and playing them back to yourself might help you more. Or you could make videos for different topics?
Last edited by River Shadow; 07-07-2012 at 22:47.