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    How do I revise for English Literature?
    Finding synonyms is always a great idea for English – and it is useful when you are explaining characters, as sometimes you can never quite ‘find the right word’ so this is something I highly recommend. Plus, it is revision without any strenuous thinking involved, and it doesn’t take very long either.

    I have just started to make neat copies of character profiles for all 3 texts that I study (pictured). In these profile, I have a page for each section and my sections are: Adjectives, Key Quotes, Key Scenes, Historical Context, Key Themes, and Relationship with Others. I have colour coded tabs on an A3 sheet (also pictured) which I relate to the profiles so I can easily identify them.

    I also highlight key quotes in my books and annotate them (I was reluctant to do this at first – drawing in books is not the nicest feeling). Below you can see the book Heroes with all my quotes annotated, highlighted and tabbed.

    Hey thanks for your advise this is great but i cant see the pictures dont worry about it.
    Thanks anyways x
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    (Original post by nisha.sri)
    Hey thanks for your advise this is great but i cant see the pictures dont worry about it.
    Thanks anyways x
    Oooh give me a minute and I'll try to sort it
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    How do I Make Science Notes?
    When revising Science, I prefer to write out notes from the revision guide by hand so that I am actually processing the information. I use the outline system to take these notes (see the picture) and then after a few days, I will get these notes and type them up so that I have a neat version that I can access anywhere. It is also much easier to combine topics or search for them if they are digitally stored (though both ways work fine on their own). As I write a page of notes, I will make questions and answers which not only helps me consolidate what I have learnt, but also saves me time when I decide to make flashcards/question cards for the subjects.

    When making notes, I will use shorthand for certain things such as 'at' will become @ and 'and' will become +. I will also not include the word 'the' so that everything is shortened and easier to remember.

    Oh right thank you very much i will try these and by the way do you look at the specification??if so how do you ?? Thanks xx
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    (Original post by nisha.sri)
    Oh right thank you very much i will try these and by the way do you look at the specification??if so how do you ?? Thanks xx
    I don't look at the specification for GCSE, though I have done for the A-levels I am planning and it doesn't seem a bad idea so I might do before my GCSEs. If I do, I will probably go through it and tick off everything I can do and use a traffic light system to identify which areas I need to focus on (red being totally new/never taught and green being confident)
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    I don't look at the specification for GCSE, though I have done for the A-levels I am planning and it doesn't seem a bad idea so I might do before my GCSEs. If I do, I will probably go through it and tick off everything I can do and use a traffic light system to identify which areas I need to focus on (red being totally new/never taught and green being confident)
    Most people say that looking at the specification helps but there are some parts where i have trouble at . Thanks
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    Geography Revision Techniques
    For Geography, besides past papers, I have recently started making diagrams and more creative methods to memorise the formations/layouts of various things. Ican then put these up in my room and constantly remind myself of what key information I need to know – and eventually it becomes so familiar that I can recall it. It is a great method to use because you learn whilst you are making them and when you get to colour it in or make it look pretty, it can be more relaxing and less taxing on the brain (however, don’t spend too much time colouring, obviously ).

    I also use the outline method for notes on every topic in the modules and do the same as I do for Science. For case studies, I create tables with the details I need to know and then create mind maps with diagrams to associate with the facts and statistics – and flashcards/question cards are useful for making sure you know the specific details or just a way to refresh your memory in a few free minutes you may have.

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    (Original post by nisha.sri)
    Most people say that looking at the specification helps but there are some parts where i have trouble at . Thanks
    Which bits do you have trouble with - I can try and help if you like
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    Geography Revision Techniques
    For Geography, besides past papers, I have recently started making diagrams andmore creative methods to memorise the formations/layouts of various things. Ican then put these up in my room and constantly remind myself of what keyinformation I need to know – and eventually it becomes so familiar that I canrecall it. It is a great method to use because you learn whilst you are makingthem and when you get to colour it in or make it look pretty, it can be morerelaxing and less taxing on the brain (however, don’t spend too much timecolouring, obviously ). I also use the outline method for notes on every topicin the modules and do the same as I do for Science. For case studies, I createtables with the details I need to know and then create mind maps with diagramsto associate with the facts and statistics – and flashcards/question cards areuseful for making sure you know the specific details or just a way to refreshyour memory in a few free minutes you may have.
    Oh okai will try these... i have trouble learning diagrams but will take in your advice and try it out x
    Still can't see the pictures leave it dont wory about it
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    (Original post by nisha.sri)
    Oh okai will try these... i have trouble learning diagrams but will take in your advice and try it out x
    Still can't see the pictures leave it dont wory about it
    Sometimes diagrams are good for going into your subconscious if you see them often enough. And as you can't see the pictures, are you viewing these posts on mobile or computer?
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    Which bits do you have trouble with - I can try and help if you like
    OOOH sure

    Knowledge of uses of blast furnace iron is limited toblast furnace iron being used as cast iron because of itsstrength in compression. ( really dont get this?)

    ■ evaluate developments in the production and usesof better fuels, for example ethanol and hydrogen

    ■ evaluate the benefits, drawbacks and risks ofusing plant materials to produce fuels.

    These two are the 6 markers i reckon

    Thanks zoe your a star x
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    (Original post by brainzistheword)
    Sometimes diagrams are good for going into your subconscious if you see them often enough. And as you can't see the pictures, are you viewing these posts on mobile or computer?
    Computer
    And that is true x
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    (Original post by nisha.sri)
    OOOH sure

    Knowledge of uses of blast furnace iron is limited toblast furnace iron being used as cast iron because of itsstrength in compression. ( really dont get this?)

    ■ evaluate developments in the production and usesof better fuels, for example ethanol and hydrogen

    ■ evaluate the benefits, drawbacks and risks ofusing plant materials to produce fuels.

    These two are the 6 markers i reckon

    Thanks zoe your a star x

    Wow that's wordy - and quite complicated. Our Science doesn't cover this but the first bit is about the fact that there are drawbacks with furnaces and blast iron has to be used as cast iron because the pressure in the furnace is extremely high.

    As for the bullet points the first one means that you have to be able to talk about how it is used normally and then compare it to other fuels like ethanol and hydrogen (so you should make sure you know how these fuels are used)
    The second bullet point basically needs you to put your answer into 3 sections, what is good about using plant materials, what is bad/disadvantages, and what are the risks.

    I can't really give you any info on the content itself as I wouldn't have a clue, but that's what each point means - if that helps


    (Original post by nisha.sri)
    Computer
    And that is true x
    Oh I'm on computer and I can see them but when I use a mobile device it doesn't show. I will keep trying to find a way to make sure you can see them
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    Wow that's wordy - and quite complicated. Our Science doesn't cover this but the first bit is about the fact that there are drawbacks with furnaces and blast iron has to be used as cast iron because the pressure in the furnace is extremely high.

    As for the bullet points the first one means that you have to be able to talk about how it is used normally and then compare it to other fuels like ethanol and hydrogen (so you should make sure you know how these fuels are used)
    The second bullet point basically needs you to put your answer into 3 sections, what is good about using plant materials, what is bad/disadvantages, and what are the risks.

    I can't really give you any info on the content itself as I wouldn't have a clue, but that's what each point means - if that helps




    Oh I'm on computer and I can see them but when I use a mobile device it doesn't show. I will keep trying to find a way to make sure you can see them
    Oh wow thanks xx That help maybe it is the wording that confused me.

    Oh thanks x
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    (Original post by brainzistheword)
    Sometimes diagrams are good for going into your subconscious if you see them often enough. And as you can't see the pictures, are you viewing these posts on mobile or computer?
    Hey, I can see the photos now. Thank you they are soo good I could see the geography one and science
    Any websites you use?????????????
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    (Original post by nisha.sri)
    Hey, I can see the photos now. Thank you they are soo good I could see the geography one and science
    Any websites you use?????????????
    Ah good - can you see the English now, I've just updated it?

    And I will post websites next - give me a mo
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    Good luck with this!! You just gave me the idea of doing it too, seeing that I simply can't stick to a revision timetable, so I made a thread as well
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    Ah good - can you see the English now, I've just updated it?

    And I will post websites next - give me a mo
    Yup i can see it now OK
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    (Original post by octoberrain)
    Good luck with this!! You just gave me the idea of doing it too, seeing that I simply can't stick to a revision timetable, so I made a thread as well
    Thank you - glad you have joined in, I hope your studies go really well and you get the best grades - if you need anything let me know

    I'll check your thread out too
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    (Original post by brainzistheword)
    Thank you - glad you have joined in, I hope your studies go really well and you get the best grades - if you need anything let me know

    I'll check your thread out too
    You too! And if you need any help in German or Maths let me know
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    (Original post by octoberrain)
    You too! And if you need any help in German or Maths let me know
    Thank you - I will certainly be in touch
 
 
 
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