Revision tips, advice & techniques exchangeWatch this thread
FOR STUDYING IN GENERAL:
- do the same hours of study at home as you do in school. EXAMPLE: 4 LESSONS = 4 HOURS for those subjects at home in total
- Keep your notes organised. Scribble in class but when you get home use highlighters, different coloured pens, fine-liners, pictures, diagrams to make it look interesting.
- Make a realistic study timetable every week stating what homework, coursework, revision, etc. you'll do in free periods, after school and on weekends.
- Use revision guides that are relevant to you. (SO IF YOU DO OCR DO NOT USE AN AQA TEXTBOOK) At a level you have to use it alongside textbooks and general notes in class not just memorise that because it is just the basics.
- Memorise the mark schemes, learn what examiners hate students using in their responses, use examiner reports as well.
- Use acronyms to remember things.
- Do revision sessions for 30mins and take a 10 min break. Motivate yourself with a film, food or a day out with friends.
- Do endless amounts of past papers
- Use your specification
- In essay based subjects use this in your paragraphs for top marks
P - POINT
E - EVIDENCE
H - HOW
& IF RELEVANT...
I study EDEXCEL MATHS, ENGLISH LITERATURE OCR, CHEMISTRY OCR B SALTERS, BIOLOGY AQA at AS.
- do your homework properly, don't hand it in till you have 100%.
- Ask for help even if it is the stupidest question ever. Literally bother them 24/7
- Study in groups occasionally during free periods with people who are amazing at the subject and focus on a chapter together.
- Organise notes
- Past papers will help you so much
- Use your textbook, revision guide
- WEBSITES TO USE ARE: EXAM SOLUTIONS, KHAN ACADEMY, SOLOMON WORKSHEETS
- WEBSITES: CHEMGUIDE, DOC BROWN, KHAN ACADEMY, CRASH COURSE
- Use textbook and relevant revision guide
- use flash cards
- KEEP GOING OVER KEYWORDS
ALSO NOT TO FORGET HEALTH WISE:
drink lots of water
eat healthy foods
May I also add;
-make a revision timetable
-set targets not hours.
This works for me, but I learn best in the morning specifically at this time - (4:00-8:00).
And pretty self explanatory but don't watch tv/movie at same time of revision, and avoid music.