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    I have basically 2 weeks of revision to do for my Unit 1 (AQA) AS chemistry paper.
    I know absolutely nothing.
    I know that I have left it late but what can I do to make these 2 weeks as effective as possible?
    I know to do past papers, but I dont know enough content to be able to do the questions.

    Therefore my question is:
    How can I learn all the Unit 1 chemistry content in the best way in these 2 weeks? In what way can I learn all of this.
    At GCSE I simply memorised my chemistry book word for word and got an A* but I can't do this at A level because:
    - there is not enough time
    - too much content
    - there is application questions which I wont be able to answer.


    Therefore how shall I actually LEARN this? I am not wanting to just use my textbook and make notes because it will not go in my head.
    PLEASE can someone help me ((((
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    (Original post by rifah_t)
    I have basically 2 weeks of revision to do for my Unit 1 (AQA) AS chemistry paper.
    I know absolutely nothing.
    I know that I have left it late but what can I do to make these 2 weeks as effective as possible?
    I know to do past papers, but I dont know enough content to be able to do the questions.

    Therefore my question is:
    How can I learn all the Unit 1 chemistry content in the best way in these 2 weeks? In what way can I learn all of this.
    At GCSE I simply memorised my chemistry book word for word and got an A* but I can't do this at A level because:
    - there is not enough time
    - too much content
    - there is application questions which I wont be able to answer.


    Therefore how shall I actually LEARN this? I am not wanting to just use my textbook and make notes because it will not go in my head.
    PLEASE can someone help me ((((
    You're lucky, CHEM1 is quite short so you could probably pull it off in two weeks

    http://chemrevise.org/revision-guides/

    Make notes using these. Read over a couple times then attempt past papers using the notes to help you. Do about 2/3 with the notes and then do more without them. Make sure you mark them properly and highlight mistakes, and then make sure not to do them again. Look out for things in the mark scheme that are underlined and understand what it wants you to say.

    As for the textbook, forget that. Learn how to apply principles to exam questions and learn what the mark scheme is likely to want for each mark. This all comes from not only completely past papers but also going through them constructively
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    (Original post by TajwarC)
    You're lucky, CHEM1 is quite short so you could probably pull it off in two weeks

    http://chemrevise.org/revision-guides/

    Make notes using these. Read over a couple times then attempt past papers using the notes to help you. Do about 2/3 with the notes and then do more without them. Make sure you mark them properly and highlight mistakes, and then make sure not to do them again. Look out for things in the mark scheme that are underlined and understand what it wants you to say.

    As for the textbook, forget that. Learn how to apply principles to exam questions and learn what the mark scheme is likely to want for each mark. This all comes from not only completely past papers but also going through them constructively

    THANK YOU SO MUCH! You dont know how appreciative I am for this post!
    If I did that, is it possible for me to get an A for just this exam, If i didn't use my revision guide (just past papers and these notes)
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    (Original post by rifah_t)
    THANK YOU SO MUCH! You dont know how appreciative I am for this post!
    If I did that, is it possible for me to get an A for just this exam, If i didn't use my revision guide (just past papers and these notes)
    You're welcome. Make sure that before your actual exam you really understand whats going on and not just how to answer the questions, you can make sure of this by reading multiple sets of notes/books so when you read over topics read from different sources. You could probably get an A in this exam providing you master the exam technique and understand as much material as possible. Having said that there are some areas which require simple memorization. Just don't be in this position in May just before the real thing!
 
 
 
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