A-Level Psychology: Writing down only needed information

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Hey guys,

So my dilemma is that I don't know what information I need to include in my revision nodes. Because my textbook has so much in-depth information I just don't know what to note down so remembering all the stuff is possible.

For example in my psychology textbook (the cat walking on books) in biopsychology section, there's so much written about the synaptic transmission that there's too much to remember. So I'm just confused about what to include since obviously not all of the information is needed.
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Hey guys,

So my dilemma is that I don't know what information I need to include in my revision nodes. Because my textbook has so much in-depth information I just don't know what to note down so remembering all the stuff is possible.

For example in my psychology textbook (the cat walking on books) in biopsychology section, there's so much written about the synaptic transmission that there's too much to remember. So I'm just confused about what to include since obviously not all of the information is needed.
I know the struggle, my teacher always gives way too much information regardless of it being in the spec or not. For condensing some notes I would recommend the AQA textbooks being the pink/green hair girl books as they don't overload on info. However, for synaptic transmission you really only need to understand the diagram (labelling and names) and then the order in which it occurs (impulse --> neurotransmitter firing --> diffusing across gap --> binding to receptor sites).

but for A2 content, e.g. how SSRI's work in treatment, you may need a little more detail. hope this helped
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I know the struggle, my teacher always gives way too much information regardless of it being in the spec or not. For condensing some notes I would recommend the AQA textbooks being the pink/green hair girl books as they don't overload on info. However, for synaptic transmission you really only need to understand the diagram (labelling and names) and then the order in which it occurs (impulse --> neurotransmitter firing --> diffusing across gap --> binding to receptor sites).

but for A2 content, e.g. how SSRI's work in treatment, you may need a little more detail. hope this helped
Thank you a lot! It does help a lot and I just had a look at that textbook but it doesn't give a lot in the preview so I will see when I get my order tomorrow!
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