Revision Methods - long term and last minuteWatch
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:
Roman room method
Study smarter not harder
Using the senses to help recall - taste, smells, music (only baroque)
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
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.
Also most phones have memo dictation so use this for flash card type quizzes to help you remember.
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:
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.
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.
Study smarter not harder
Learning how to learn
Memory Tricks by the LBCC
More Memory Tricks by the LBCC
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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.