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How can you expand on textbooks and past papers for revision? watch

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    If I asked someone to describe the secret to getting an A* in a subject in two words, their answer will probably be: Read the textbook, do past papers.

    I've tried this technique. I got good grades, but not exactly what I wanted. I just wanted to know how you can expand on this. How can you extend this technique to improve your chances of getting a better grade? (btw, I know about the 'teach it to someone else' method already).

    Learn the textbook 100%. Do past papers, critically go through every single question and what it's asking you to do.

    Basically just improve on the stuff you're already doing, theres not much more. If you know 100 or ~95% of the text book, you should be fine on all but the stretch and challenge questions for which you should a) go through previous ones in past papers and b) know that they will stretch and challenge you to the absolute extent of the syllabus

    It's difficult obviously. Sometimes people lack exam technique, which, for certain exams, is what get you marks rather than actual knowledge
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