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    I got past high school exams by memorising everything. Now I'm in 2nd year university and struggling (getting B's and C's even after a month of studying). I realise I need to approach revision differently but don't know how? Any help? What do you do?
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    (Original post by Airess3)
    I got past high school exams by memorising everything. Now I'm in 2nd year university and struggling (getting B's and C's even after a month of studying). I realise I need to approach revision differently but don't know how? Any help? What do you do?
    Hi, are you at a UK university?

    It's odd that you are graded with letters for your work at university. What modules do you find particularly difficult? Everybody revises differently - I read my textbook (it's really well written) and anything I don't understand, I look up online or ask a friend/lecturer. I then do practice questions where possible.
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    (Original post by Airess3)
    I got past high school exams by memorising everything. Now I'm in 2nd year university and struggling (getting B's and C's even after a month of studying). I realise I need to approach revision differently but don't know how? Any help? What do you do?
    Try and do all of the tutorial questions as you go through the year. Now I'm not suggesting that you need to go to every tutorial, of course there will be times that you go out the night before or just can't be assed, especially if it's a 9am. But make sure you go through it on your own and do as many as you can. When the solutions are released, go through the ones you couldn't do.

    This makes it so much easier when it comes to exam time. Then obviously do as many past papers as you can once you've been through the course and reminded yourself what's in it. You'll be surprised how much the tutorial questions help
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    Hi, are you at a UK university?

    It's odd that you are graded with letters for your work at university. What modules do you find particularly difficult? Everybody revises differently - I read my textbook (it's really well written) and anything I don't understand, I look up online or ask a friend/lecturer. I then do practice questions where possible.
    Yes. I'm struggling for Relativity and Quantum Mechanics.
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    Try and do all of the tutorial questions as you go through the year. Now I'm not suggesting that you need to go to every tutorial, of course there will be times that you go out the night before or just can't be assed, especially if it's a 9am. But make sure you go through it on your own and do as many as you can. When the solutions are released, go through the ones you couldn't do.

    This makes it so much easier when it comes to exam time. Then obviously do as many past papers as you can once you've been through the course and reminded yourself what's in it. You'll be surprised how much the tutorial questions help
    This is most of what I've been doing but I don't seem to be getting as great a grade as I hoped. I didn't go through the whole course and just focused on tutorial questions and past papers before the exam. Do you need to revise the whole course, I'm always a bit worried about how much time it would take?

    Really need to think of a better revision game plan, normally I start revising a month before the exam. Any tips to improve?
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    (Original post by Airess3)
    This is most of what I've been doing but I don't seem to be getting as great a grade as I hoped. I didn't go through the whole course and just focused on tutorial questions and past papers before the exam. Do you need to revise the whole course, I'm always a bit worried about how much time it would take?

    Really need to think of a better revision game plan, normally I start revising a month before the exam. Any tips to improve?
    It's normally a good idea, you don't need to take ages over it. Maybe a day or less for a 10 credit course. Just to refresh your memory. But you should really be focusing on understanding the fundamentals rather than memorising every detail.

    The trouble with revision is you really just need to find what works for you. For me I like to do what I've already mentioned and sometimes l make a sheet with everything I need to know in each of the courses
 
 
 
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