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    Hi people, since the year started I have made flashcards for biology and chemistry using the textbooks from the exam board. Today I got access to the SnapRevise notes and they look quite promising. From past experience I know that making notes or flashcards is the easy bit but actually permanently retaining and fully understanding the information is the hard bit. Also I have found it hard to keep up with lessons, so if we did chapter 4 in class I am still doing flashcards for chapter 3. However, making notes is important as you are writing it yourself.On the other hand, Having ready notes means more time for questions and practice. I am not sure on how to really go about this.

    Also, whats the best way to get information stuck in your head? Reading my flashcards over and over has not been that helpful in the long term.

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    I know this feeling!

    After trying loads and loads of different methods and doing hours of research, I now use the "scribble" method.

    Basically what you do is you read a page of the text book and then you get a piece of paper and scribble as much information from that the text book page down as you can. Then you compare and repeat. This is good for permanently recalling information as you are doing something physical as well as testing yourself.

    Does that make sense?
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    (Original post by asox)
    I know this feeling!

    After trying loads and loads of different methods and doing hours of research, I now use the "scribble" method.

    Basically what you do is you read a page of the text book and then you get a piece of paper and scribble as much information from that the text book page down as you can. Then you compare and repeat. This is good for permanently recalling information as you are doing something physical as well as testing yourself.

    Does that make sense?

    Thats quite smart, thanks. So should I do this from the main textbook or the snaprevise notes? Or should I do the scribble method from the textbook but use the snaprevise notes for revision? So fk the flashcards? xD
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    (Original post by ineedthosegrades)
    Thats quite smart, thanks. So should I do this from the main textbook or the snaprevise notes? Or should I do the scribble method from the textbook but use the snaprevise notes for revision? So fk the flashcards? xD
    Do it from textbook or snap revise, it doesn't really matter - might be useful to do both as it'll be written/phrased differently so you might remember it better?
    Also there's less chance of you missing something out if you use both!
 
 
 
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