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    Hi, I've just started year 12 and I was wondering if I should start making revision notes for my subjects (e.g. on note cards) so I won't have to spend time making note cards closer to my year 12 threshold exams. Its quite early but I really want to do well and other people have started so I just want to opinions, thanks
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    Making revision materials now could be really helpful when you're stressing out later on! I would say to make them as interactive as possible... so include questions or flashcards and things you can actually test yourself on, and not just making notes.
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    (Original post by georginarowley)
    Hi, I've just started year 12 and I was wondering if I should start making revision notes for my subjects (e.g. on note cards) so I won't have to spend time making note cards closer to my year 12 threshold exams. Its quite early but I really want to do well and other people have started so I just want to opinions, thanks
    You can start them now if you like but make sure to go over them again before your exams. It can also help to explain the cards to other people who know nothing about your subject!! Good luck


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    Depends upon your overall exam strategy, the pattern of coursework and so on.

    Personally, I'd make some friends in the Upper VI at your school who have done well and ask them.

    Myself, I found that making cards wasn't helpful to me at first - but there will probably be people who are better students than me who will say the opposite.

    I thought the idea is that you write up the notes, and do your extra work and reading etc, and add that all to your notes - and then understand the particular topic. Then you do a bunch of exercises. Later, you condense those notes, to a smaller set, but keep in mind the exercises etc. Then finally, when you go on study leave, you condense the notes even further onto the note cards as reminders. All the time, doing exercises and stuff and writing practise essays.

    I don't personally see the point in making note cards this early on - it's going to be too succinct. Happy to be contradicted, tho.
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    (Original post by Trinculo)
    I don't personally see the point in making note cards this early on - it's going to be too succinct. Happy to be contradicted, tho.
    I just find it reassuring to know that I have some revision material that I can learn by heart and pass made early on. That way if I fall behind on making notes and condensing them and all that jazz you've just listed, I've still got the quiz cards to fall back on last minute.
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    Thank you, this has been really helpful. i'll probably just do economics key words for now because its a new subject for me and I want to keep up!
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    I revised and made all of my notes for my subjects as I went along, but basically just did a revision bulk in every holiday. So I started making my notes in the half term and just continued doing a bulk at a time every holiday. Now might be a tad early as just starting but depends what you need extra revision on and how you revise best.
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    I'm a new year 12 student too, and I already am!

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