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    Ive tried different methods of revision and simply reading through text books and examiner’s notes seems to work the best for me. Why do people tell me that this isn’t good revision?
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    Because it doesn't practice recalling the information. So for most people it goes in one eye and out the other
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    Some people read passively and so don't take it in.

    The only 'revision' that I have ever done has involved reading something related to the exam I'm about to take, too. Worked for me all my life.
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    (Original post by ScriptedBacon)
    Ive tried different methods of revision and simply reading through text books and examiner’s notes seems to work the best for me. Why do people tell me that this isn’t good revision?
    I did the same for my GCSEs. I absolutely hate writing notes as I get too obsessed over them and end up throwing them away if something's not perfect or if I've missed the smallest detail out and flashcards have never worked for me.

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    maybe thare wrong.......?
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    (Original post by ScriptedBacon)
    Ive tried different methods of revision and simply reading through text books and examiner’s notes seems to work the best for me. Why do people tell me that this isn’t good revision?
    i can confirm reading is the best revision, at least for biology and economics. i got extremely high grades with just reading and nothing else really.
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    (Original post by ScriptedBacon)
    Ive tried different methods of revision and simply reading through text books and examiner’s notes seems to work the best for me. Why do people tell me that this isn’t good revision?
    Some people say it's strictly 'passive'.

    For my GCSEs, all I did was read the revision guide + do papers without making any notes.

    For A-Level, I had to write notes alongside reading the revision guide (I didn't write the notes for future reading. The physical movement of the pen just helped me to go slower and digest the information I was reading)
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    Depends what sort of leaner you are. I'm a kinetic learner, meaning I learn/ revise by doing things (I write things down on flashcards, mindmaps, etc...) I like colour, and things to be neat and individual because if I make things then I feel accomplished because they're mine, and that motivates me. That's how I see it😂 like before I was making flashcards for my french speaking and I was just loving life ahaha, maybe reading is like that for you ) good luck!!
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    This blog is pretty good at explaining why recall is important for learning rather than just reading: https://senecalearning.com/blog/revision-tips/
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    Varies from person to person, as do most things concerning revision.

    I take a fair bit in while reading but of course, you should still practice.

    When they give you such blunt advice it's usually because it applies to most people.
 
 
 

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