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revision for a levels

hii! i’m trying to get back into my revision timetable after being burnt out for two months, i now have approximately two months left until my first a level exam and i was wondering if anyone has any effective revision strategies that are useful for essay based subjects. if it helps i do psychology sociology and english lit! so any advice on what i should be doing now?
I was in year 13 last year and did psychology and sociology. The main revision methods I used were:
Psychology: quizlets based on essay plans, printing out biopsychology diagrams and sticking them around my room, past papers, particularly for research methods, creating flashcards on quizlets questions that I struggle to answer, creating pneumonics to remember when to use each stats test, practising lots of essays, timing them and asking your teacher to mark them
Sociology: quizlets, blurting then checking the blurt using the quizlet, mind maps on topics that I was less confident on, essay plans, creating table for PET analysis for research methods
Hope this helps and I'm happy to answer any specific questions you have
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Original post by SB1234567890
I was in year 13 last year and did psychology and sociology. The main revision methods I used were:
Psychology: quizlets based on essay plans, printing out biopsychology diagrams and sticking them around my room, past papers, particularly for research methods, creating flashcards on quizlets questions that I struggle to answer, creating pneumonics to remember when to use each stats test, practising lots of essays, timing them and asking your teacher to mark them
Sociology: quizlets, blurting then checking the blurt using the quizlet, mind maps on topics that I was less confident on, essay plans, creating table for PET analysis for research methods
Hope this helps and I'm happy to answer any specific questions you have

Hey! I was just wondering, for sociology how did you split the information? Eg. Did you learn topics such as education in one block, or theories like marxism beliefs on all topics in one block? I'm currently switching between both as I'm not sure which is more efficient.

Thank you in advance!
the way i have no motivation is actually concerning i’m not sure what to do anymore i’m so scared i’m gonna revise too late and i won’t have enough time to cover everything and end up blaming myself but i seriously cannot get myself to do it
Original post by Qrki
Hey! I was just wondering, for sociology how did you split the information? Eg. Did you learn topics such as education in one block, or theories like marxism beliefs on all topics in one block? I'm currently switching between both as I'm not sure which is more efficient.

Thank you in advance!

I personally split it into topics- I did a quizlet set of each chapter (eg: education) and split the other resources into topics (eg: reason for class differences in education)
also does anyone have any tips on memorising content? for psychology there is sooo much content im a bit overwhelmed
Original post by succubus666
the way i have no motivation is actually concerning i’m not sure what to do anymore i’m so scared i’m gonna revise too late and i won’t have enough time to cover everything and end up blaming myself but i seriously cannot get myself to do it

I think for the lack of motivation you should get a study buddy so both of you can remind yourselves of your goals, it helps at times. But I don't advise reading with the person most of the time especially if they are your friend, cuz you can get distracted. Heyy, I'm currently in year 13 studying Sociology, Law and Economics. What specification do you do?
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Original post by succubus666
also does anyone have any tips on memorising content? for psychology there is sooo much content im a bit overwhelmed

Hi for psych it's a lot of memorising but luckily the advanced info has actually been useful and ruled out a lot of bits of topics. I like to do memory blurts (either type to save time or write down) all the information I can remember under each heading - e.g. for Piaget's stages of cognitive development - write all the AO1 you can remember and the AO3 (maybe try writing in PEELs). Then using my notes I'll go back in a different colour and write anything I missed. Good luck!
Original post by Hey17
Hi for psych it's a lot of memorising but luckily the advanced info has actually been useful and ruled out a lot of bits of topics. I like to do memory blurts (either type to save time or write down) all the information I can remember under each heading - e.g. for Piaget's stages of cognitive development - write all the AO1 you can remember and the AO3 (maybe try writing in PEELs). Then using my notes I'll go back in a different colour and write anything I missed. Good luck!

Thank youuuuuu so helpful
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I dont do essay based subjects but general revision tips should still apply. Try doing the subject you least like first. If you feel yourself getting frustrated or tired, then stop do something else and then come back later. Also try to do all practise questions under timed conditions. Hope this helps
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Original post by succubus666
Thank youuuuuu so helpful

No worries :smile: I think I remember your username from the cambridge applicants thread haha
Thank you everyone, so so helpful. i took a break yesterday and now im trying to stop procrasinating
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Original post by SB1234567890
I personally split it into topics- I did a quizlet set of each chapter (eg: education) and split the other resources into topics (eg: reason for class differences in education)

tysm!

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