How (do you) revise efficiently?

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CraigBackner
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My gcses are in about two months time so I want to revise effectively and efficiently. So far my revision consists of :
Making flashcards based from:
My book/notes(which contains the syllabus content) and the specification.
Then a week a so before my exam I will go through my flashcards everyday consolidating and memorising the content.
During this time I will be doing plenty of past papers perfecting my exam technique.

Is this a effective and efficient way of revising and how do you revise?
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I've gone through GCSEs and A-Levels and my (proven to work!) method is/was:

1) make notes on the entire course
------- 1 month before exams
2) Do exam papers without "learning" notes or using the notes to help
3) Watch youtube videos on weakest areas
-------3 weeks before exams
4) go through notes again with a focus on understanding and learning it all
5) Do all exam papers once more, using notes when im really stuck
------2 weeks before exams
6) repeat 3,4
7) Do all exam papers once more, this time answering questions in bullet points to save time, no notes
8) Go through weak areas again
------1 week before exams
9) go through notes again properly
---1-3 days before exam
10) do a timed mock exam of the most recent past paper (save this paper and dont see it before this point)
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(Original post by kelefi)
I've gone through GCSEs and A-Levels and my (proven to work!) method is/was:

1) make notes on the entire course
------- 1 month before exams
2) Do exam papers without "learning" notes or using the notes to help
3) Watch youtube videos on weakest areas
-------3 weeks before exams
4) go through notes again with a focus on understanding and learning it all
5) Do all exam papers once more, using notes when im really stuck
------2 weeks before exams
6) repeat 3,4
7) Do all exam papers once more, this time answering questions in bullet points to save time, no notes
8) Go through weak areas again
------1 week before exams
9) go through notes again properly
---1-3 days before exam
10) do a timed mock exam of the most recent past paper (save this paper and dont see it before this point)
I might try this but I'm starting revision now, do I need to do this weeks before the exam?
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(Original post by Niyi Aderounmu)
I might try this but I'm starting revision now, do I need to do this weeks before the exam?
I just gave a 1 month rundown before the exams. Prior to that month I'd do past paper questions (not full exam papers, i'd do questions divided up by topic) and make notes
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(Original post by kelefi)
I've gone through GCSEs and A-Levels and my (proven to work!) method is/was:

1) make notes on the entire course
------- 1 month before exams
2) Do exam papers without "learning" notes or using the notes to help
3) Watch youtube videos on weakest areas
-------3 weeks before exams
4) go through notes again with a focus on understanding and learning it all
5) Do all exam papers once more, using notes when im really stuck
------2 weeks before exams
6) repeat 3,4
7) Do all exam papers once more, this time answering questions in bullet points to save time, no notes
8) Go through weak areas again
------1 week before exams
9) go through notes again properly
---1-3 days before exam
10) do a timed mock exam of the most recent past paper (save this paper and dont see it before this point)
What topics you do for A-levels?
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Hi,

I really believe that anybody can get the top grade in any exam which they take.

If you're looking for some effective revision tips, then I'd suggest reading this 2 minute article (I recently wrote) about how to make use of "Deliberate Practice" as you prepare for an exam (to be specific, a maths exam): https://themathsproject.co.uk/how-to...-a-maths-exam/ .

Studies repeatedly show that "Deliberate Practice" is by far the best way to get better at something (like maths/ english/ french) and so it is well worth learning about it - it'll make your revision 10x more productive.

It essentially involves cyclically focusing on your weaknesses until they become your strengths - but read the article for a complete overview.

Enjoy,

Jack
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lol i regret revising for my gcse the night before my exams the shock of how lazy i was is killing me
but in the end, the results were 'so-so'
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(Original post by Niyi Aderounmu)
What topics you do for A-levels?
I did Maths, Phys, Chem, Bio
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(Original post by kelefi)
I've gone through GCSEs and A-Levels and my (proven to work!) method is/was:

1) make notes on the entire course
------- 1 month before exams
2) Do exam papers without "learning" notes or using the notes to help
3) Watch youtube videos on weakest areas
-------3 weeks before exams
4) go through notes again with a focus on understanding and learning it all
5) Do all exam papers once more, using notes when im really stuck
------2 weeks before exams
6) repeat 3,4
7) Do all exam papers once more, this time answering questions in bullet points to save time, no notes
8) Go through weak areas again
------1 week before exams
9) go through notes again properly
---1-3 days before exam
10) do a timed mock exam of the most recent past paper (save this paper and dont see it before this point)
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(Original post by kelefi)
I did Maths, Phys, Chem, Bio
you say your method is proven. may i ask what you got in your results
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(Original post by kaldrogo123)
you say your method is proven. may i ask what you got in your results
sure

AAAA in AS
AAA*A* in A2 (I went through something just at the end of my exams hence why I didnt get the other 2 stars. apart from the last 2/9 exams everything was above 90%)
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(Original post by kelefi)
sure

AAAA in AS
AAA*A* in A2 (I went through something just at the end of my exams hence why I didnt get the other 2 stars. apart from the last 2/9 exams everything was above 90%)
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