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Best way to revise for an essay based exam?

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    So I'm basically turning all the learning outcomes we get at the end of our slides into questions and typing little answers up for them. (I study Psychology)

    How do people revise through simply reading the content? I'd like to know how to do this effectively too!

    Also, please share some other tips too!
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    So I'm basically turning all the learning outcomes we get at the end of our slides, turning them into questions and typing little answers up for them. (I study Psychology)

    How do people revise through simply reading the content? I'd like to know how to do this effectively too?

    Also, share some other tips too!
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    That's a really fantastic way to revise your content!
    When it comes to revising books and the content within those, don't look at the books as a whole, that can be daunting. Look for chapters that will best suit your studies, write down quotations that you find interesting or useful and do this with different books and chapters!

    Good luck
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    Hello

    That's a really fantastic way to revise your content!
    When it comes to revising books and the content within those, don't look at the books as a whole, that can be daunting. Look for chapters that will best suit your studies, write down quotations that you find interesting or useful and do this with different books and chapters!

    Good luck
    Hey Thank you so much for the response. That sounds really effective actually, I'll try it!

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    I used to write mind maps which were basically the loose structure of an essay e.g. on the topic of medication I might have mind maps on
    - efficacy studies
    - placebo effect
    - biological approach
    - etc
    depending on the lecturers focus and previous papers you can usually guage the basics of what questions can come up and then just tweak your plan according to the specific wording if needed
    in my mind map I'd have 3-5 main offshoots which would each form a paragraph of my essay and off each of those I would have several references/ideas

    I also used to make prompt cards so one side might be 'Milgram 1964' and the other side the basic details of the study so I would be able to test myself
 
 
 
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