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    This question has been asked before; though no one has answered it in the manner in-which I am looking for.

    In terms of actually 'Learning', such as If I have the book or information of the stuff I need to revise how do i start? What techniques?

    Science : Best way to revise? I know past papers but actually learning.
    English : //
    Maths : //

    Many thanks!

    People have different learning styles; some learn best by drawing diagrams, whereas some learn best by writing it down multiple times. Find out what your learning style is and stick to that. On the other hand, GCSE Maths just needs practice. Get a lot of questions on a certain topic and just keep doing it till you get everything right.

    Sciences/Geography: I read through text books taking notes and then night before read through entire text book again. For geog I make sure I know case studies inside out.

    Maths: Past papers and go over stuff I don't know.

    English: Re-read texts and skim through exercise book reading notes I've taken in lessons.

    French: Memorise

    RE/Citizenship: Not a whole lot

    and that's all my exams

    I would recommend bitesize for science, but if you want to push for the A* then look elsewhere.

    just try different techniques like mindmaps, flashcards, making your own Q and As, copying, past papers etc and you'll find your fav eventually!

    oh and in english we used pnemonics or whatever they're called. we managed to get entire poems/paragraphs down to the size of one word. brilliant for when you need to regurgitate a lot of information in exams etc

    (Original post by tracker1)
    Many thanks!
    Posters work for me for Science, basically massive mind maps that I stick on my wall after.

    Maths I would definately say exam style questions are the way forward, my maths teacher always says 'maths is not a spectator sport', and he kid of has a point, you don't learn by just reading maths, you have to try it for yourself.

    For English I used to practice essay plans, not write the actual essays at first just what I would put in each paragraph, and then nearer the exam I would do timed essays.

    Hope this helps a little bit


    I think one of the reasons no-one's answered the question you ask previously in the manner you are looking for is that it's a pretty broad subject with too much to say in a single forum post, although the other replies you've got make some good points.

    There are lots of books on study skills out there and to be honest I'd suggest this might be a good starting point. Take a look on Amazon.

    Oh, and one website I found the other day had quite a few useful (free) study and exam tips on it, it was called www.how2study.co.uk - might be worth a look?

    Hope this helps!

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