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Jamie Vardy
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Everyone revises in different ways. But I am wondering whether typing notes is effective and is a reasonable long term revision strategy. I've done this on a couple of occasions but only for end of topic tests.
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Everyone revises in different ways. But I am wondering whether typing notes is effective and is a reasonable long term revision strategy. I've done this on a couple of occasions but only for end of topic tests.
If it was a few months ago, yes. Now..not really. I think u would remember more writing down stuff as you're going to write in the exam, not type.
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I write up all my notes from History due to the ease of editing them afterwards; if I come across a snippet of new information I can add it easily to my notes and play around with their structure as much as I like (whereas physical, handwritten ones would require me to add Post-Its and do cramped handwriting to fit all the new stuff in).

However, when exam time comes around, it's time to print everything off and revise in the conventional way (which, for me, is writing things off by heart ad nauseum)
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I typed all of my notes for A Level, if I tried to write them by hand it would've taken way too long! (I am a slow writer but fast typer). Once I had all of my notes typed up, I revised by reading them several times over until I could remember them, and then I got started on past papers
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I might do this..it's easier to type, quicker and more convenient. But people I know write them because they feel that's the way its helpful for them to revise.
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(Original post by Jamie Vardy)
Everyone revises in different ways. But I am wondering whether typing notes is effective and is a reasonable long term revision strategy. I've done this on a couple of occasions but only for end of topic tests.
Yup. Typing is a God send for me or else if I hand-wrote all my notes I would not even be halfway there. Pretty much 90% of TSR does it.
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I might do this..it's easier to type, quicker and more convenient. But people I know write them because they feel that's the way its helpful for them to revise.
I agree- I thought that handwriting my Econ notes was helpful last year, as I had to condense everything into relatively short bullet points, and could use a lot more variety when it came to highlighting/using different colours/ spacing out my notes on the page differently
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That sounds like a good idea. Typing can be easier than handwriting notes, you can edit them, change the colour, use bullet-points, different fonts and it may be more organised than sheets of paper x
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I type up all my notes.
Then I edit them using 3 different textbooks (helps me get more info for a certain topic).
Then I write them up into a notebook.
Then i highlight the notes in the text book.
After that, I remember most of the notes.
After I have read over the notes a few times I remember almost all of it.
(might not work some people because they revise diferently)

Pros of typing notes:
You can edit easily
Helps make work look neater
Understand the topic much better


Cons:
Takes a lot of time!!! - Even if you're a fast typer, the software will sometimes be slow. (microsoft word)
Everyone else will have their notes made before you
Wastes a lot of time which you coud have spent doing past papers.
It will make your writing slower - because you are constantly typing and not writing anything.-(could have a negative impact on the exam - specifically english/history)
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