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Hi, has anyone got some good revision tips for biology. I usually just copy notes and read over them, which is very ineffective for me.
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Hi, has anyone got some good revision tips for biology. I usually just copy notes and read over them, which is very ineffective for me.
Very effective way for chem and bio for me, is to read the page in your textbook or revision guide then wrote flash cards. Do this for a topic takes about 4 or 5 hours usually and then do exam questions until you consistory get above 90% on that topic.
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Hi, has anyone got some good revision tips for biology. I usually just copy notes and read over them, which is very ineffective for me.
Copying and reading notes doesn't test yourself on the knowledge. You need to constantly practice recalling the information. Try using anki for flashcards and mindmaps etc
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Try using anki for flashcards
Yeah, anki's really good for spaced repetition.
Perhaps consolidate your notes with the resources from P&MT for example. Also, doing exam questions along the way further consolidates what you've learnt and identify areas of weakness. You could also try youtube videos, or mindmaps (perhaps look over it, write out all that you can remember and repeat).
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Very effective way for chem and bio for me, is to read the page in your textbook or revision guide then wrote flash cards. Do this for a topic takes about 4 or 5 hours usually and then do exam questions until you consistory get above 90% on that topic.
4 to 5 hours for each topic? Ok I'll try that thanks
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Copying and reading notes doesn't test yourself on the knowledge. You need to constantly practice recalling the information. Try using anki for flashcards and mindmaps etc
Can you make different sets/ folders on anki. For example separate sets by subject or topic?
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Yeah, anki's really good for spaced repetition.
Perhaps consolidate your notes with the resources from P&MT for example. Also, doing exam questions along the way further consolidates what you've learnt and identify areas of weakness. You could also try youtube videos, or mindmaps (perhaps look over it, write out all that you can remember and repeat).
I like the idea of writing out what I remember and repeating so I will definitely try that thank you
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Does anyone have any tips on answering the exam questions because I find it hard to apply knowledge
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Does anyone have any tips on answering the exam questions because I find it hard to apply knowledge
Practice, practice, practice. Do lots of questions but make sure you mark them and understand how they got the answer etc
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Practice, practice, practice. Do lots of questions but make sure you mark them and understand how they got the answer etc
Ok thank you!!
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4 to 5 hours for each topic? Ok I'll try that thanks
Btw I don’t mean like the whole of organic chemistry as a topic I mean alkenes and alcohols and then do questions
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Does anyone have any tips on answering the exam questions because I find it hard to apply knowledge
There's only so much content and so many ways they can ask you questions. I would advise you to go through exam questions from different websites e.g Save my Exams/Maths Made Easy/Physics and Maths tutor. Look at the mark scheme, as there may well be a general pattern in the mark schemes
E.g How does a change in the basse sequence affect the Polypep. made?
Mark scheme(s) = Change in primary structure -> Different sequence of Amino acids produced --> Different tertiary structure and non-functional polypeptide is produced
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Btw I don’t mean like the whole of organic chemistry as a topic I mean alkenes and alcohols and then do questions
Ok so like the little topics then, thanks
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There's only so much content and so many ways they can ask you questions. I would advise you to go through exam questions from different websites e.g Save my Exams/Maths Made Easy/Physics and Maths tutor. Look at the mark scheme, as there may well be a general pattern in the mark schemes
E.g How does a change in the basse sequence affect the Polypep. made?
Mark scheme(s) = Change in primary structure -> Different sequence of Amino acids produced --> Different tertiary structure and non-functional polypeptide is produced
Ok I'll try that thank you!!
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