How to revise for PhysicsWatch
Hey, I've tried all sorts of methods of trying to revise for a physics test, (I don't like cue cards before you suggest) and have looked online for some methods and I can't find any that are useful. Can you give me some suggestions on how you guys revise for Physics?
I used to make little diagrams of different parts of the syllabus, for examples star formations/death or equations I needed to remember. I'd make them colourful or colour co-ordinated if they related to something else and placed them around my room. If I wanted to test myself, I'd try to recall if without looking or take it down, redraw it and check it.
Alternatively, record yourself explaining a concept. I'm going to assume that the reason you're struggling for revision ideas is because a lot of Physics is concept based understanding rather than factual memorisation, so if you can get your head around the concept, you're sorted? If that's the case, you could either record yourself with something like Audacity or your phone, or you could teach it to someone, either a family member, friend or even just a soft toy or something like that. Anything where you'll structure the concept into an explainable form that cements it in your head.
I really hope these help, but if they're not what you're looking for, just let me know and I'll try and recall some more for you
This lets you not only become very familiar with the content, but also means you are comfortable with the style of questions, so you are less likely to miss bits of the question (like what number of significant figures to answer to) and are able to learn what the common phrases seen in the papers mean.