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# Revision Methods watch

1. What are everyone's revision methods? How do you study to retain information? Are there any ways that just don't work for you?

"Scribble" method.

1. Open your textbook or other learning material
2. Read through one page thoroughly
3. Close the book and scribble down everything you can remember
4. Open the book and see what you forgot/got wrong
5. Repeat

If you build this up you should get to stage where you remember everything on the page.
3. I get distracted
4. What I normally do is read through the information I need, but also write it all down in my own words. I then re-read my notes a few times followed by reading the source once again. Then I look for (or think of) questions which would cement my understanding of the subject, or you could try to apply that knowlegde in real life. Sooo if its physics you are revising, think of all the forces acting on the object you are observing and try to remember which formula you would use to work out the acceleration of a moving object or the resultant force (just an example).
5. Thanks very much for the tips! 😊
6. - Test yourself a little everyday. This could just be writing questions in the lesson and then answering them after school at home. I recently went to a lecture on study techniques and research shows this method works very well for retaining information.
- Test yourself with past papers. Ask your teachers to print them out for you or where you can get them from.
- Buy a bunch of colourful sticky notes and write down important definitions, formulas, theories... and stick them on your door/wall.
- Talk about what you learnt at school to someone else. It sounds really stupid but it helps with actually understanding and retaining information.
- Try and make it fun. For example watch the movie of the book you're studying in English or do Kahoots.
- Leave time to relax/go out with friends. Don't just sit at home and worry there's no point.
- If you really feel stressed get a tutor for the subjects you struggle with.
- Study with your friends, test them and get them to test you.
- Don't be afraid to ask for help if you need it.

Just stay calm and do the best you can. I hope this helps!

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