Now I know this kind of thread will have been posted numerouse times but I can't freaking revise !
It's not that there are physical distractions such as phone, TV or computer - I revise in our dining room. But I am seriously struggling with mentally staying on topic and not letting my mind wander. 2 weeks easter holidays and I probably did on my best days 2 hours in one day and on most days one hour; some 0
This is all f*king atrocious, it's bad enough in my January I revised my ass off and got a C and two D's and I'm going for Dentistry !!
What I need are some helpful tips on how to keep my mind focused so I can do plenty of revision, I know running is good but I don't have time to do that every 45 mins after a session.
If I sat the exams now I would literally fail and have one month !
My exams are AS literature poetry and prose
Biology Unit 1 - Biology and disease -AQA
Biology unit 2 - the variety of living organisms
chemistry F321 - atoms, bonds and groups - OCR
chemistry F322 - chains energy and resources
Psychology unit 1
Psychology unit 2
ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED !
Also, I am a multi-sensory learner but vastly appreciate visual aids and audio. My revision technique is to write notes in various colors and then continually go over them by reading aloud.
Can't revise 9 exams in 1 month help !! Watch
- Thread Starter
- 16-04-2013 21:08
- 16-04-2013 21:17
Have frequent breaks, listen to classical music in the background when you revise
USING THE TSR APP
- 16-04-2013 23:31
First things first, don't panic.The more stressed out you are, the harder you will find revision.
You said that your January exams didn't go so well. Neither did mine! I learned from A2 students that exam results for January don't normally go down very well. Remember, A level is a BIG step up from GCSE! Don't let your results bring you down. Use them to reflect on your work and think: "Okay, I have room for improvement, I know where I went wrong, now it's time to do even better in my summer exams!"
I like your revision techniques! I'm a visual learner, I need plenty of colour and mind maps. Since you said that you work best with colour and audio, why not try recording yourself reading from your notes, and then listening back? You could also try speaking out loud and teaching someone - a parent, the dog, even the wall! Teaching others is a very effective way of learning.
I hope this was helpful! As Olympiad said, remember to take breaks often, there's no use in tiring yourself out - you'll just make work harder for yourself. Good luck x
By the way - I'm in the same boat as you. I have 8 exams in a month. Let me know how you get on, and if you need any more help don't be afraid to ask! XLast edited by NerdBadger; 16-04-2013 at 23:33.
- 16-04-2013 23:35
You can't with that attitude
Stop wasting time crying on Tsr and start revising
- 16-04-2013 23:43
Go take a bus into town with your revision stuff; leave your phone at home if it's going to distract you
Go to starbucks/neros/your favorite coffee place (I normally choose starbucks cause they don't tend to mind you being there for ages without buying more drinks)
Get yourself a drink
Go find yourself a table, sit down and work
It focuses me when i'm feeling lazy with revision. Because you get the bus in/have to make a journey, it feels like a wasted trip if you go home too early. I manage something like 6 hours of work when I go