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    So my AS exams are approaching and I feel as if I know nothing! So I study biology, psychology, law and health and social. Health and social is pretty straight forward but the rest? Argh there is so much to remember I can't seem to remember anything! I have my own revision timetable but it's difficult to just stick to it! I seem to be memorising things for biology more than actually learning and memorising it if that makes sense. How do you guys revise? What helps you understand and remember information!! Thanks for any help xo
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    If you think you're struggling with sheer quantity of stuff to remember, make sure you break the subject down into categories. It sounds kind of obvious but its proven that people can remember much more information when its broken down into 6/7 groups - and then subgroups from there as needed. So figure out some categories which work for you in all your subjects. You also need to read and then use the information for the best chance to remember it. Condensing your notes to brief mind maps and testing yourself on remembering missing information from different groups / categories. Then planning out / doing answers to past papers.

    There will probabably be some subject specific advice available if you search the forum.
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    There is no magic wand to be waved here.

    Having good notes, actually reading them with a pencil and paper handy to jot down things you are unclear on (so as to do further research on) is a good step. And from that research make your notes better. Doing as many past paper questions are you can writing out model answers that would get 100% if you actually did them in an exam. Then repeat the process.

    i.e. put the time in. The problem is what most kids think is a lot of time and effort is actually not. They are so used to doing next to nothing up to and through GCSE that it is a shock to the system.

    If you do that you'll probably do well. If you don't work at it and just spin your wheels then you won't do well.
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    (Original post by dean01234)
    If you think you're struggling with sheer quantity of stuff to remember, make sure you break the subject down into categories. It sounds kind of obvious but its proven that people can remember much more information when its broken down into 6/7 groups - and then subgroups from there as needed. So figure out some categories which work for you in all your subjects. You also need to read and then use the information for the best chance to remember it. Condensing your notes to brief mind maps and testing yourself on remembering missing information from different groups / categories. Then planning out / doing answers to past papers.

    There will probabably be some subject specific advice available if you search the forum.
    Right ok time to break things down. Thank you so much
 
 
 

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