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Hi,

I was wondering if anyone could offer any insight on this.

I do not feel that confident on some of the theory for my upcoming maths exams, but I was wondering if the best revision technique over the holidays would just be to do lots and lots of exam practice.

If I cannot do a question, then go back to theory and further reading etc...

What are your maths revision strategies?
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Hi,

I was wondering if anyone could offer any insight on this.

I do not feel that confident on some of the theory for my upcoming maths exams, but I was wondering if the best revision technique over the holidays would just be to do lots and lots of exam practice.

If I cannot do a question, then go back to theory and further reading etc...

What are your maths revision strategies?
Do questions until your pen/pencil runs out. Then get a new one and repeat.
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Hi,

I was wondering if anyone could offer any insight on this.

I do not feel that confident on some of the theory for my upcoming maths exams, but I was wondering if the best revision technique over the holidays would just be to do lots and lots of exam practice.

If I cannot do a question, then go back to theory and further reading etc...

What are your maths revision strategies?
Theory first then past papers. How is it efficient to answer questions on a theory you don't understand? Unless the doing of questions is how you best force yourself to learn the theory of course.
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Do questions until your pen/pencil runs out. Then get a new one and repeat.
true. my plan is to go through every exam question ever for the modules (only like 5 years worth..) and when i do not understand a question i go to book, lecture notes, other online solutions until i can answer it

keep doing this until i am comfortable with the material

also, i have an idea for each module, get all the exam papers, sort questions by categories and work through category by category so in the real exam I can recollect back to these categories, i.e. "solve an equation of this type..."

I have 2 months though and i am very un-confident with material right now
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I don't think you learn as effectively. If anything, tackle the exam questions with access to the notes if you really want. I don't think you'd learn by using up all of the papers (and at uni, using up past papers can be annoying).
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