Do I have a bad revision method or are the tests just ridiculously hard?

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I'm doing physics and I can do the textbook questions without any problem, and I can also do the practise questions without any problem, but the questions on the test are ridiculously hard, nothing like the textbook questions and practise problems. Is it likely that since the tests are ridiculously hard, there's nothing wrong with my study method?
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Maybe do some of the real questions and then go through with the mark scheme to understand the differences and where you’re going wrong.

I’ve never heard of this though, I always found the text book questions to be ridiculously hard compared to the exam 😅
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I would say your method is the problem. Instead of relying on being able to answer the textbook questions make sure you know the content inside and out so that you are prepared to answer anything that may come up.
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I would say your method is the problem. Instead of relying on being able to answer the textbook questions make sure you know the content inside and out so that you are prepared to answer anything that may come up.
But how am I meant to practise for the test if the test questions are nothing like the textbook questions and practise problems?
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But how am I meant to practise for the test if the test questions are nothing like the textbook questions and practise problems?
You expand your knowledge so that you can tackle any question type. Learn the content, thoroughly understand it, try to teach it to someone (even if that person is just your reflection in the mirror), etc. That way no matter what you are asked you have the information in your head to be able to answer it.
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(Original post by sinfonietta)
You expand your knowledge so that you can tackle any question type. Learn the content, thoroughly understand it, try to teach it to someone (even if that person is just your reflection in the mirror), etc. That way no matter what you are asked you have the information in your head to be able to answer it.
So what's the best way to learn the content inside out?
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