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How to revise using CGP revision guides?

I find that the CGP guides have a lot of information and I find it difficult to revise using them. Any ideas in how I could revise effectively using them without spending too much time using them?
Read through the page until you think you've understood it, and go onto the next page. Continue until you reach the questions at the end of the section (if you have the Complete Revision and Practice book), and try to answer the questions without looking back. If you can, you've understood it well; schedule to come back to the section in a week or so and do the above again - if you've done that well, you should have a good understanding of the topic.

Some people also find it helpful to compress a section onto a side of A4/A3 paper (depending on things like the size of their handwriting), or to create revision flashcards; it really depends on you and your style of learning.

Remember, they are revision guides - they're there to guide you through your revision, not to teach you stuff you don't already know, or to be followed religiously and/or exclusively. It's always a good idea to make sure you fully understand each topic as you learn it in class, but if you find yourself needing more information to understand anything, doing a Google search is really useful and you can get some good stuff to help.

All the best with your revision! :smile:
I made 9 Quizlet accounts for each of my subjects so I can make flash cards for every page of my CGP books. :h: So that's how I use them to study/revise. Good luck!
Original post by SummerStrawberry
Read through the page until you think you've understood it, and go onto the next page. Continue until you reach the questions at the end of the section (if you have the Complete Revision and Practice book), and try to answer the questions without looking back. If you can, you've understood it well; schedule to come back to the section in a week or so and do the above again - if you've done that well, you should have a good understanding of the topic.

Some people also find it helpful to compress a section onto a side of A4/A3 paper (depending on things like the size of their handwriting), or to create revision flashcards; it really depends on you and your style of learning.

Remember, they are revision guides - they're there to guide you through your revision, not to teach you stuff you don't already know, or to be followed religiously and/or exclusively. It's always a good idea to make sure you fully understand each topic as you learn it in class, but if you find yourself needing more information to understand anything, doing a Google search is really useful and you can get some good stuff to help.

All the best with your revision! :smile:


Thank you for the advice! I'll try revising like that.
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Original post by JourneyToSuccess
I made 9 Quizlet accounts for each of my subjects so I can make flash cards for every page of my CGP books. :h: So that's how I use them to study/revise. Good luck!

Is it possible for you to share those flash cards I need good flash cards but I really struggle to make them myself. I would really appreciate it if you could xx

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