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    I got my mocks coming up and have started my revision but it's all over the place. I tried making various plans to help me out but they failed -_-.
    How do you plan your revision to make sure you cover everything??
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    (Original post by Alex Ms)
    I got my mocks coming up and have started my revision but it's all over the place. I tried making various plans to help me out but they failed -_-.
    How do you plan your revision to make sure you cover everything??
    first of all, don't worry about your mocks. at all.

    secondly, your teachers have probably bombarded you with similar advice, but you can't beat a good ol' mind map most GCSEs require a lot more memorising than deeper understanding, and colourful mind maps with little drawings, even if they're a bit crappy, can work wonders.

    saying that, a deep understanding of something is probably the best way of 'learning' it. like, for history, you can learn the facts/dates but (or me at least) it's always easier to come up with a better answer if you thoroughly understand what happened/what it led to etc. just wiki some stuff. learn about it. you'll be surprised at how much more you remember the original info.

    i tried cue cards but i kept losing them and dropping them and getting stressed :/

    scan through your work, and (for your GCSEs, at least but if you want to do it for your mocks, go for it) get an idea of the stuff you need to learn. maybe bullet points. then colour away good luck
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    (Original post by Alex Ms)
    I got my mocks coming up and have started my revision but it's all over the place. I tried making various plans to help me out but they failed -_-.
    How do you plan your revision to make sure you cover everything??
    Sit down with a cup of hot chocolate in front of your TV. Easy.
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    Having nice music or noise around me tends to help, however it's not for everyone.

    I just make notes on the most important points, and learn them. (For my music A level).

    As for maths and physics, just practising questions and making sure I at least know the method of how to attempt each question, even if my arithmetic isn't 100% correct.
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    I've always been one to get the specification and go point by point and make notes for it and learn them inside out at the end. In making these condensed notes, I would have read over the wider material and would be able to include it in longer answer questions as appropriate.

    AT GCSE I remember this working particularly well because it's literally a case of 'memorise the spec' for many subjects.
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    (Original post by Alex Ms)
    I got my mocks coming up and have started my revision but it's all over the place. I tried making various plans to help me out but they failed -_-.
    How do you plan your revision to make sure you cover everything??
    GCSE or A Level?
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    In your books, complete the activities and make sure you understand rather than just reading. Go on the computers and do some past papers:

    http://www.collinseducation.com/Styl...BookSample.pdf
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    perhaps you should find out what "type" of learner you are - auditory, kinesthetic or visual. For me, I usually have some good caffeine, and just start reading and cramming. I tried jotting down notes before but that completely sucked. Still got me 116/120 in my Add Science tho. All about finding ways to memorize.
 
 
 
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