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    Was just wondering, is there actually any point in keeping A Level French notes made in class, when all we ever seem to do is answer exercises from textbooks and write down grammar and vocab, when all of it is in the books anyway?

    Yes. Especially the grammar and vocab. If you just revise from reading the books you're not going to remember anything when it comes to the actual exam (unless you've got a photographic memory, of course). Haven't it in your own writing and reading over your notes is more effective - and always re-write them until they stick in your head. It'll be a nightmare relying solely on your textbook come revision time.

    I used to think my notes were useless too, until it came to revision - sometimes teachers give you extra useful expressions which can't always be found in textbooks which you may have written down thinking you'd never need it, when in fact it could be the one thing that secured you a higher grade.
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