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Hi,

As the title may suggest I have no idea how you are actually supposed to study for exams. For maths I know how to study but for chemistry and business I have completely no idea. I see people just reading their textbook and instantly being able to do questions on what they have read.whenever I try to do that I just forget what I read literally a few seconds ago, apparently I'm not dyslexic after doing some tests. Just some advice on how to actually study would be awesome. I've tried multiple ways but they never seem to be effective

ps: I'm in year 13

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Hi,

I've not in depth knowledge of your courses but I have found from practise and research.. (over many exams...)...

Some of the content you will just have to learn by rote- to do this find a way that works for you.

You could make up mnemonics as a way of chunking the info(it doesn't matter what it is as long as it makes sense to you!)... It could be a song/rhyme or story.- I remember a mnemonic from years ago (o level chemistry!! ) for the reactivity series (it started :Kinky Naughty Cannibals (!) - potassium, sodium, calcium...).

Reading alone as a form of revision usually is not a good pay off.

Obviously you have to understand it and be able to apply/recognise it at some level. Would write out summaries of different topics- I would do an overall master topic sheet-eg a mind map showing the links between topics- this means you will start thinking of these links as you are working on other stuff.

Get into the habit of briefly re reading your notes on all daily basis - I would spend no more than 15mins daily on this. It keeps it fresh in your mind and allows for you to build an infrastructure for your learning.

Usually the biggest payoff will come from practising past exam papers - look at the form of questions, how you are expected to answer them. The sort of detail/explanation/analyses you need.

Ask yourself - if I needed to answer this question what are the key points /what would I like to include to show I'm an exceptional candidate!!

When I was doing uni finals - I went through all the past papers I could and made sure I had at least a draft answer /essay plan done. It then feels less alarming!

For key questions which 'always' come up, draft out your opening paragraphs - much of the assessment research indicates that the first page of essay predicted the overall mark - essentially this first bit is your chance to really impress the examiner...!

Also would recommend you look online/texts for study skills!

Good luck!

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