should i write notes out, or just read from the textbook?

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lanababe78
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hiya,
i'm in year 11, and i feel as though i don't have enough time to be writing all my science notes out- it takes me ages as it needs to be all neat, and i just get distracted easily when i'm writing out notes. also, i tend to listen to music whilst doing so, so i don't really learn much.
my question is: should i write out all my science notes, or should i just read through the revision guide/textbook regularly?

thank you so, so much for any replies x
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Write out notes, preferably rewording it in your own words. It'll stick so much better than just copying out of the book and wayyyy more better than just reading it. While learning you've also crafted revision notes too so its a 2 in 1 excercise that pays off!
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(Original post by Zxyn)
Write out notes, preferably rewording it in your own words. It'll stick so much better than just copying out of the book and wayyyy more better than just reading it. While learning you've also crafted revision notes too so its a 2 in 1 excercise that pays off!
thank you so much for the reply! x
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1) Don't listen to music (at least with lyrics) while revising.
2) Condense your notes. Use colour and diagrams.
3) Complete practice questions.
4) Complete exam-style questions.
5) Complete past papers.
Easier said than done but that's effective revision imo.
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(Original post by korosensei)
1) Don't listen to music (at least with lyrics) while revising.
2) Condense your notes. Use colour and diagrams.
3) Complete practice questions.
4) Complete exam-style questions.
5) Complete past papers.
Easier said than done but that's effective revision imo.
thank you so much! i will definitely try and put this in to practice! thank you, again x
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something i'd also suggest is typing up notes, if you'd prefer to do so! it makes it really quick and easy, and if you ever need to memorise something, you can make your brain do so by consistently typing up the same notes over and over again (seeing as typing is so much more efficient than writing).
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(Original post by ashaxo99)
something i'd also suggest is typing up notes, if you'd prefer to do so! it makes it really quick and easy, and if you ever need to memorise something, you can make your brain do so by consistently typing up the same notes over and over again (seeing as typing is so much more efficient than writing).
wow, i had never thought of doing this before! i find writing my notes such an arduous task, and typing seems much more easy (and dare i say, fun)! thank you so, so much for opening my eyes to this method! xx
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(Original post by korosensei)
1) Don't listen to music (at least with lyrics) while revising.
2) Condense your notes. Use colour and diagrams.
3) Complete practice questions.
4) Complete exam-style questions.
5) Complete past papers.
Easier said than done but that's effective revision imo.
I desperately needed this but it's so hard to keep up ;_;
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