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    For those who are doing/have done highers, how often did/do you revise and for how long at a time?

    I was on holiday 10 days prior to my prelims and got AAAAB, much to my surprise, but I really want straight As in the finals.

    Also, what methods do/did you use for revision?
    Sorry about the questions, I just want to see if I can pick up any tips from all you clever folk out there
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    Well a technique I find helpful is to always write things down when you are studying as you remember more. It certainly worked for me cus I got 5 A's in my prelims.

    What subjects are you doing and i could maybe give you more specific tips

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    I tended to make notes on everything and anything. This didn't work too brilliantly for English, because i ended up with 13 pages of quotes - and that was the 'extremely edited' version of things And it was only for one text. I scraped an A in English, it was veeerrryyy close.

    The best way (i think) to practice is by working through past papers, timing yourself and not letting yourself see your notes. Then mark it [strictly...] and make notes on anything you messed up/guessed/struggled with. If there's stuff you don't understand, go and find out what it means, and don't go along the 'oh, that'll never come up in the exam' route.
    Also, read through your notes every now and then, and put important things in bubbles/ underline key points. My scheme for this year is to attack everything with colouring pencils, and even if it isn't effective, it's certainly very pretty.
    Back to past papers... for maths, it's worth going back to the old papers, because a lot of the more recent ones are easier, and the older, harder ones will make the exam feel like a doddle/ slightly less like the end of the world at the very least.

    When you do make pages of notes on stuff, i find it's good to make a whole big mess of random notes, and then sort them all out and put them onto A4 paper in terms of topic/whatever, then stick them up on your wall. Taking them down after the exams is great.

    What subjects are you doing? It's always handy to know these things.
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    For me, bullet points of things I have to know - something like a sheet per unit - in bright colours helps.

    For physics specifically, I wrote down formula as I was given them in the back of my jotter, rewrote them every time I got a new book, then did that several more times for revision, and it really worked.
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    (Original post by Acaila)
    For me, bullet points of things I have to know - something like a sheet per unit - in bright colours helps.

    For physics specifically, I wrote down formula as I was given them in the back of my jotter, rewrote them every time I got a new book, then did that several more times for revision, and it really worked.
    Hehe Acaila the sqa decided that learning fomulae doesnt show you know about physics so they give us a formula book this year :p:
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    (spelling? :p: )

    You're kidding me on? {bashes head off laptop} :eek:

    Still you need formula in other things
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    (Original post by Acaila)
    (spelling? :p: )

    You're kidding me on? {bashes head off laptop} :eek:

    Still you need formula in other things
    The way I've been revising for a couple of my subjects it to take notes on the computer. Not only am I better at typing than writing, plus it's much neater, but I can also edit it easily before the final exams.
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    (Original post by Acaila)
    (spelling? :p: )

    You're kidding me on? {bashes head off laptop} :eek:

    Still you need formula in other things
    there's not actually that many to remember...i think there's 3 in maths and 5 in chemistry...and thats it (for my subs anyway)
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    (Original post by NathanM)
    there's not actually that many to remember...i think there's 3 in maths and 5 in chemistry...and thats it (for my subs anyway)
    Wait till you get to AH maths, there are no formulae given and there's about 238472784127427394827 to know *sobs*
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    (Original post by friendlyneutron)
    Wait till you get to AH maths, there are no formulae given and there's about 238472784127427394827 to know *sobs*
    Its alright, dont cry. Why did you take AH maths anyway.
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    Cause I needed a third AH for Medicine at Cambridge if I was realistically in with a shot of an offer. I'd originally started doing French but it clashed with Biology, so I switched to Maths, which I thought they'd prefer anyway, which didn't clash
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    Sounds so familiar.
    I got so sick even trying to remember the formula for AH Maths!
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    (Original post by Dhesi)
    Hehe Acaila the sqa decided that learning fomulae doesnt show you know about physics so they give us a formula book this year :p:
    'Well, back in my day...' :rolleyes:

    I'm pretty hopeless at studying for my AHs this year.
    - I'm just reading my AH Biology resources, hilighting along the way
    - Made chem notes using content statements/scholar, re-writing/reading/hilighting
    - English is excellent - memorise poems & passages, and waffle my way through things!

    I'll hopefully get As in bio & english (touch wood), but I'll be happy with a C in chemistry... eek!
 
 
 

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