Revision Methods - long term and last minute

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I'm seeing a lot of posts on revision for the exams and those in panic for last minute revision. Here's some things that may help.

If you have a revision method that works for you then don't change it, keep on doing what your doing.

If it isn't working then here's a few to look up on You Tube that may help:

Acronyms
Roman room method
Loci Method
Memory Palaces
Study smarter not harder
Journey method
Using the senses to help recall - taste, smells, music (only baroque)
Flash cards
Study Schedules
Study Planners
Parrot fashion
Mind maps
Past papers - a must for maths
Using lyrics/Poems to memorise
Songs to remember specific subjects - theres a lot for maths.
Use colour and pictures in your study.
Associate what you learn with what you already know.


There are some great teachers out there on You Tube

Mr Bruff - English literature and language
Primrose Kitten - science and maths
Hegarty maths
Khan Academy
Corbett maths
Watch the video series called The twelve thigns I wish my students knew.


For how the memory works check out Atkinson's book called the introduction to Psychology. The edition I have has two chapters on the memory and recall. Basically study for 20 minutes, with 5 minute breaks in between doing some activity like dancing, making a cuppa or juggling, then go and do another 20 minutes. Take notes in class, then go over notes 5 minutes after class, 1 day, 1 week, 1 month and 6 months after class. Break down information into 7 bits as the brain can only hold 9 bits before it forgets (short term memory), so learn that bit and then move onto the next 7.

Now for the health bit

Eat nutritionally well
Drink plenty of water to hydrate (coffee and tea is not included)
Exercise to destress
Visualisation - is great to go through the exams in detail in your mind
Relax - take time out to get away from the studies for an hour or so.

Get your psychology right - reach for the high grades. Your work is to pass those exams, so see it as a job.

Get your area of study sorted out - it needs to be as much like the exam setting as you can get it.

Your study area also needs to be organized so everything you need is in one place.

If you get into a group with friends to study, make sure you do so and not chat about anything else. Try teaching each other. You can also teach the rest of the family, or the pet etc the subject - it will help you see any gaps in your knowledge.

Keep postiive you can do it.
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PS Remember to use spare time to study/revise - ie waiting for the bus, on car journeys etc.

Also most phones have memo dictation so use this for flash card type quizzes to help you remember.
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These can be done quickly

Memory Palace
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vlpQHJ09do

Loci/Roman room
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIg7...0562B305B43B1D

Journey Method
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5TyEvDcjYU
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I think getting the Quizlet app on your phone is a good one. You make flashcards of definitions or whatever info you need to know for your exam, and you can test yourself on them. Using the app means you can test yourself on them on the go, like you said on the bus or in the car. Really helped me squeeze in an extra 20 minutes of revision here and there.
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How to remember numbers:

1. Write on a piece of paper a list from 0 to 9

2. Then next to each number think of something big that reminds you of said number: here's mine

0 = Stonehenge


1 = Eiffel Tower

2 = Twin Towers World Trade Centre New York

3 = A tripod alien

4 = The 4th bridge

5 = Family members

6 = Six wives of King Henry VIII

7 = Septagram/Heptagram

8 = King Henry VIII

9 = Nine Stones - it's a megalithic stone circle in Dorchester UK

So how do you remember numbers using it:

ie 1527

The Eiffel tower has the family climbing it's stairs while looking over Paris they see the Twin Towers with a huge Heptagram on the top.

ie 277546

The Twin Towers have two heptagrams above them, below the family are taking pictures of the Fourth Bridge as they are barged out the way by the 6 wives of Henry VIII.
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College/University lectures


Study smarter not harder

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlU-zDU6aQ0&t=37s

Learning how to learn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vd2dtkMINIw&t=13s

Memory Tricks by the LBCC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ulk9BCRA83Y&t=22s

More Memory Tricks by the LBCC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9Gv3IHXxNs&t=24s
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The LBCC playlist for Study Skills on You Tube (14 videos in total)



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9LB...YBuWDnwg_IHZUC
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An actress discusses how she learns her lines

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbe1-oHnR6k
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Time management with Julie Morgenstern - how to estimate how long assignments etc., will take.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGobiQi09_w

How to plan the next days to do list.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dWhEHGsou8
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very helpful :yep:
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The use of essential oils to help the memory:

http://memoryspring.com/memory-and-b...ve-memory.html

WARNING
If you have an illness or pregnant please check with a pharmacist if it's ok to use the oils. For those who are pregnant DO NOT USE PEPPERMINT.
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An article about 10 memory techniques

https://zapier.com/blog/better-memory/
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Memory methods from a medical student

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVA7hbFxBcs
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The play list of twelve videos on You Tube for 'twelve things I wish my students knew'. It's by a teacher giving advice on how to get better marks and revision.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXNf...BSVLMyTf3DDva-
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Flash cards - I've written out my maths cards and now I'm learning 7 a day. Why 7 - the short term memory can only hold +/- 9 things at once before it forgets something, so 7 is a good middle ground.

Yesterday I used them a few times through out the day, and this morning I went over them again. I only got 1 wrong which is then moved onto todays pile of 7.

Eventually I'll use the normal method of self testing in piles and then reviewing every couple of days the whole pile.
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Ps I'm also printing off past papers then cutting them up and gluing the questions onto one side of an flash card, then writing the model answer on the reverse. This way I can self test later on. I just need more copying paper (arriving Friday) to continue on doing the 9-1 series so far. I'm also going to do the older papers as questions may also repeat themselves down the years. It's a real shame the exam boards don't already do this, it would be profitable for them and used very much like the manufactured cards already available.
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