I've been revising quite a bit today, and I've been looking at lots of different methods that I could use. For science I've been writing out quite a lot of the notes, but for some reason because of the huge chunks of information I'm finding it hard to remember. I'm considering maybe making flash-cards (I'm using these for Spanish/French and although they would be slightly different I found them quite useful.) I'm just not sure how much information to put on each. I think it's probably best to have more of them but with less information on each? If there's huge paragraphs I'd probably feel intimidated again because there'd be a lot to learn, whereas individual ones are maybe more bearable.
Basically, if you use flash-cards to help you revise, how did they work best for you?
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- 10-04-2013 20:03
- 10-04-2013 23:19
I used flash cards to help me remember key terms/words. I wrote the word on one side and the definition on the other. I also did a few question and answer ones. For memorising bigger chunks of information I made mind maps, which I found really helpful.
Hope this helps
- 10-04-2013 23:40
ah flashcards are a nightmare for me, at first I thought 'yeah they seem cool, revision will be awesome' and then I realised that no it wasn't. everything was mubble jumble and I had forgotten what I had previously read because I revise best with my visual memory, so if I kept looking at the notes higher on the page, I wouldn't be able to with flashcards because it's hidden.
but if it works for you, thats great, and I would suggest using bright colours and maybe images, good luckkk
- 11-04-2013 00:27
I use an app for flash cards as I find it quicker than doing by hand. I stick to facts that are short so other people can test me and for quick recall questions eg the wavelength of light for photo system I or definitions. I found it really helped especially because I could revise on the bus and also go over and over the ones I found tricky. I wouldn't recommend huge chunks. Keep it to short digestible bits which will help you in the exam because you haven't learnt a long winded answer. Much like this one