8 weeks till exams - how will I remember everything?Watch
The exams are in about 8 weeks and while I'm revising, I'm worried by the time I get to the exams in 8 weeks, I'll have forgotten a lot of the things I revised, I mean, I can't remember what I did 8 weeks ago in class. I try and make notes after every lesson in school and try and put the things I learnt into my own words in order to try and get it into my head but I always fail. What's the best way to revise this far in advance without forgetting?
the next time you learn/revise it, it stays in for longer.
the third time, it stays in even longer... etc etc etc
(or this is how it is for me anyway)
so start revising now, try get through as much of it as you can in the next 4 weeks or so. then just start from the beginning again. and keep doing past papers
So my notes end up something like Milewski (date) Differences in fertility levels between immigrants based on country of origin (socialisation) and lenght of stay in host country (adaption.)
I have on average anywhere between 25-50 studies to learn for each exam and in the actual exam I only use about 4 per question so by having a large 'bank' I can pick the most relevent.
For subjects like maths and where it's mor sort of fact based I'd go over and over practice questions to get the correct technique. Try writing down all the info in bullet points and the write them again from memory until you get it all right.
You'd be surprised how long stuff stays in your mind but I generally do this around two weeks before my final exams.
Other than that just general revision. Use books like the CGP ones.
The whole point of revising is to revisit things. So once you've done all your notes on say, 4 sections of the unit, you should move on to active learning methods so you create revision cards on all your notes, mindmaps, flowcharts etc.. Then the next stage is drawing them out from memory which I touched on before.
Whilst your doing this you'll notice things you keep forgetting, so you go back to your notes, re-read over what your struggling with, and focus on these things every day until in becomes second nature.
Everytime you learn a new topic, make sure you get it, then make notes and maybe posters........ I fooled around alot in school, but when i got home thats when my geeks side shows itself.... ive to hold onto my thug rep in school