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    I write out notes/mind maps from revision guides as well as my school folder, i thien memorise by heart the information, is this an effective way of revision for biology and chemistry A-level?

    Hi - Sounds like you doing the right things - I just have a couple of suggestions.

    I would put key facts / definitions / equations / reactions that you have to just learn with little understanding on flash cards so you can review on a regular basis.

    Also - you can't quantify if your revision is good enough without testing yourself - past paper are a science students best friend - use them!

    You can also do questions from the book and ask your teach to look over them if you don't have access to the answers (no point doing questions if you can't get them marked) - most good teachers will be impressed that you are being proactive and should give you some time.

    If you don't treat revision like revision - what I mean is that it is something that should be happening in the background all the time - then you should be in a good position by the time exams come around.

    Hope that helps - if you need any other help just let me know

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    Thank you, just wondering that the notes that I have already made for chemistry and biology, should I use this up until my exams instead of writing notes up again and again for each end of topic assessment as i have condensed all the info from various sources into my own format? But then again, writing up notes is very time consuming, so I dont think this would be a good idea to rewrite them every time. Also, the memorising I find very time consuming, do you think that it is possible to memorise all the information from 2 years ago for chemistry and biology or do you think that I should begin to understand it?
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