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    what is the most effective way to revise for science gcses?

    (Original post by Afgsed)
    what is the most effective way to revise for science gcses?
    No one is the same and it can take past experience to find which types of revision techniques work best for you. It could be useful to find out which type of learner you are: visual, auditory or kinaesthetic. However, this doesn't mean you can't try out techniques from other categories. I am a visual learner and I personally find that mind maps work best for me. For each topic in science, I write the topic name in the middle of an A3 sheet of paper then write key facts and definitions before colour coding different sections and drawing necessary cycles. Other people find that post it notes or posters are useful, which you could put up around your room so you see them everyday. Others complete past papers and sample exam questions or test/ teach other people. I think that a balance between various revision techniques is very effective. If you've done B6 Brain and Mind yet, you would have learnt about how things affecting the sensors are more likely to be remembered. For example, patterns and colours are more likely to be remembered than simply reading the piece of information and trying to memorise it. I hope that helps.

    (Original post by Afgsed)
    what is the most effective way to revise for science gcses?
    Past papers!! Not only do you consolidate what you learn and work out what you don't, but you know how to word it to get the marks. The most useful tool there is, along with the examiners reports.

    Understanding is easier than memorising. Find a victim (younger sibling/cat) and explain to them the joys of photosynthesis, because if you can teach the subject you know it well enough to do well in the exam (just ace the technique as well!!!)

    Good question! I've written some advice on how to get an A* in science here: http://oxbridgeblog.com/?p=504
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