Kateb11
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Hi I really need some advice on how to revise!

At school I have been told that reading and making notes is not as effective as quizzing myself and doing past papers. But what I don't understand is how I can quiz myself and do past papers when I haven't learnt all the content. Surely you need to learn the content before you can answer exam questions?

Other people have told me that I need to do past papers to see what I cant do - yes, but then not every topic will come up in my past papers and no doubted I will miss a topic to revise.

Lots of people are telling me lots of different things and I want to do well by learning in the most effective way, but I don't understand how.

Should I talk to my teachers and get their advice?
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different methods'll work for different people. you're better off learning the content (as much of it as you can) imo then doing practice papers/questions. some people might find it much more effective to do papers from now on; you're not gonna get an unanimous consensus from others.
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(Original post by Kateb11)
Hi I really need some advice on how to revise!

At school I have been told that reading and making notes is not as effective as quizzing myself and doing past papers. But what I don't understand is how I can quiz myself and do past papers when I haven't learnt all the content. Surely you need to learn the content before you can answer exam questions?

Other people have told me that I need to do past papers to see what I cant do - yes, but then not every topic will come up in my past papers and no doubted I will miss a topic to revise.

Lots of people are telling me lots of different things and I want to do well by learning in the most effective way, but I don't understand how.

Should I talk to my teachers and get their advice?
I believe you should first learn the content and then do practice questions. This means that after you learn a topic you do a few questions on it to test your knowledge and see how much you have understood.
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(Original post by Kateb11)
Hi I really need some advice on how to revise!

At school I have been told that reading and making notes is not as effective as quizzing myself and doing past papers. But what I don't understand is how I can quiz myself and do past papers when I haven't learnt all the content. Surely you need to learn the content before you can answer exam questions?

Other people have told me that I need to do past papers to see what I cant do - yes, but then not every topic will come up in my past papers and no doubted I will miss a topic to revise.

Lots of people are telling me lots of different things and I want to do well by learning in the most effective way, but I don't understand how.

Should I talk to my teachers and get their advice?
Hi Kateb11! :hello:

Revising can certainly be a dreaded part of student life, particuarly if you can't find the way that is right for you!

When you are revising, try to make sure you are not just revising to try and remember a set script to just rewrite later. Try and revise so that you are developing your actual understanding of that topic.

Also, try and remember situations of when you have best learned something previosuly. Was it auditory? Was it more hands on or physical? Once you figure out how best you learn you can abse you revision activity around this.

Long, multiple hours revision sessions are also quite counter-productive. Give yourself breaks and try not to overload yourself! Looking after yourself is important, taking time to socialise, relax and take care of your basic needs is essential.

Best of luck with all your revision

Ste :tee:
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Revision is a personal thing and you'll probably want to try a variety of things that work best for you. Remember that revision isn't just about going over what you already know, but working out what you don't know enough of.


A couple of things that might help you are Cornell Notes & Doodle Notes. Quizlet is a really good tool for students that want to test their knowledge.


Holly :rofl3:
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