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Hey everyone,

Hope everyone is having a good day.
I want to start revising somewhat regularly from now on up until my exams, which I have in the summer. However, I'm slightly flustered and worried resulting me to delay this situation when really I should fix it now.

Hence, I ask for your support please.

I have a week holiday, and a lot of people I know haven't started revising yet I would like to start earlier because I want to heighten some grades.

I just don't know how to start, I find making notes on each section of each subject to be very time consuming and not very effective because I'm literally copying notes out of a revision guide and my book.

So, I'm not saying it's a bad idea but I feel like I'm not being very time efficient either. Furthermore, when it does come to subjects like History or R.S, it's going to take more than awhile to copy those notes out.

I haven't tried any other forms of revision in the past to be honest, I've just read through my books and such for previous non-major tests. However, there isn't really a point to do this now because the exams are in the summer and I would've forgotten if I start now.

So I'm asking if there are things I can be doing now, which will be effective and help my revision when it gets closer to the time. Thank you very much for reading, and I'll greatly appreciate any replies.

Kindest Regards,
-MGK
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Im going to come back to this and answer it properly when im not rished. Hopefully youll find it useful. Lol this message is just so it goes into watched as it doesnt do well the simple and normal way
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Im going to come back to this and answer it properly when im not rished. Hopefully youll find it useful. Lol this message is just so it goes into watched as it doesnt do well the simple and normal way
Thank you very much, pal!
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Okay. When I was in your position, I also started revising in my half term holiday.

Ways I use to revise:
1. Pretend you are teaching it to someone. So basically conduct a lesson type thing. Maybe act out things...make it into a video if you are into that sort of thing. Sing it, dance with it. (Obviously to do these things you'll have to read notes on the topic so it'll be like revising it twice)

That would be my first step ( i would do this per topic in each subject e.g. history/r.e./science etc)

2. Now make brief (very brief) notes on the lesson. If you're one of those people who are rubbish at brief notes then I would just write down keywords. Make the keywords stand out on paper by using feltip pen etc.

I would do this for the same topic I did in 1.

3. Then I would do a few test/exam style questions on that topic. Just to give you a little practice. I promise this really helped me.

4. At night in bed or whilst getting ready for bed would quickly go over main points on what I'd learnt in that day (in my head/by heart). So basically just to see how mich you remembered without your notes.

5. In the morning (doesnt have to be straightaway but i just preferred to do it first thing) quickly read the notes/keywords losted to jolt memory

6. Read notes etc on weekend again

It's a proven fact that you need to go over something a number of times to get it into long term memory. And as you're planning on revising earlier on I would suggest you went over it a few times to.

So set time for yourself to do another whole revision closer to exams. You'll have already revised eveything before by this point so won't take as long.

It's also very important to remember to have fun and chill out. Have relaxing time, socialise. Don't be so strict on yourself to revise that you forget you have a life and don't be so lax that you forget to revise. Keep a balance.

Exercise daily, eat healthily, keep hydrated.

Motivate yourself by awarding yourself and giving yourself treats.

Also,try to picture yourself having gotten really great results and having already sat the exams. (This helped someone I know but stressed another out. You'll know when you try it so avoid if it's not helpful to you)

A week or 2 weeks before the exam I only did past papers. Some people like to read their notes etc. But I didn't.

The day before the exam I would try to read all my nites though. Make sure to get good sleep. It'll all be in your long term memory and will be able to recall it when you get the questions in the exam hall. (Even if you think you won't)

When revising. , I knw people who used to record themselves so could listen to this. If you want you've got time to try this. It just wasn't my thing
Also I know people who iused to find youtube videos on the topic theu were studying. Beleive it or not there are video on lots of things maths/eng/geo/history/.... They used to save the links of the ones that were brief and liked and would watch them again closer to exams

Don't be too hard on yourself. For me my motto was take a chill pill. If it's meant to be its meant to be.
Anything to calm your nerves right?

A friend of mine used to keep a motivational board where she would pin quotes she liked. For example: trust yourself. You know more han you think you do.

Also remember success in life does not rely on success in exams. Just look at Bill Gates!

(Oops this is so long)
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Okay. When I was in your position, I also started revising in my half term holiday.

Ways I use to revise:
1. Pretend you are teaching it to someone. So basically conduct a lesson type thing. Maybe act out things...make it into a video if you are into that sort of thing. Sing it, dance with it. (Obviously to do these things you'll have to read notes on the topic so it'll be like revising it twice)

That would be my first step ( i would do this per topic in each subject e.g. history/r.e./science etc)

2. Now make brief (very brief) notes on the lesson. If you're one of those people who are rubbish at brief notes then I would just write down keywords. Make the keywords stand out on paper by using feltip pen etc.

I would do this for the same topic I did in 1.

3. Then I would do a few test/exam style questions on that topic. Just to give you a little practice. I promise this really helped me.

4. At night in bed or whilst getting ready for bed would quickly go over main points on what I'd learnt in that day (in my head/by heart). So basically just to see how mich you remembered without your notes.

5. In the morning (doesnt have to be straightaway but i just preferred to do it first thing) quickly read the notes/keywords losted to jolt memory

6. Read notes etc on weekend again

It's a proven fact that you need to go over something a number of times to get it into long term memory. And as you're planning on revising earlier on I would suggest you went over it a few times to.

So set time for yourself to do another whole revision closer to exams. You'll have already revised eveything before by this point so won't take as long.

It's also very important to remember to have fun and chill out. Have relaxing time, socialise. Don't be so strict on yourself to revise that you forget you have a life and don't be so lax that you forget to revise. Keep a balance.

Exercise daily, eat healthily, keep hydrated.

Motivate yourself by awarding yourself and giving yourself treats.

Also,try to picture yourself having gotten really great results and having already sat the exams. (This helped someone I know but stressed another out. You'll know when you try it so avoid if it's not helpful to you)

A week or 2 weeks before the exam I only did past papers. Some people like to read their notes etc. But I didn't.

The day before the exam I would try to read all my nites though. Make sure to get good sleep. It'll all be in your long term memory and will be able to recall it when you get the questions in the exam hall. (Even if you think you won't)

When revising. , I knw people who used to record themselves so could listen to this. If you want you've got time to try this. It just wasn't my thing
Also I know people who iused to find youtube videos on the topic theu were studying. Beleive it or not there are video on lots of things maths/eng/geo/history/.... They used to save the links of the ones that were brief and liked and would watch them again closer to exams

Don't be too hard on yourself. For me my motto was take a chill pill. If it's meant to be its meant to be.
Anything to calm your nerves right?

A friend of mine used to keep a motivational board where she would pin quotes she liked. For example: trust yourself. You know more han you think you do.

Also remember success in life does not rely on success in exams. Just look at Bill Gates!

(Oops this is so long)
Thank you very much, this has helped me greatly and will benefit me with my revision now. I really appreciate this
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Thank you very much, this has helped me greatly and will benefit me with my revision now. I really appreciate this
I hope all goes well. Pm me if you need help.
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