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    Hey everyone

    I just wanted to ask .. whats the best way to revise.. especially if your exams are really close?
    What would you guys recommend ..?



    Thankyouuu .. and please do reply :yep:
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    Are you already familiar with the stuff you've been learning throughout the year? Or have you missed anything?
    I find practice questions are the best way of revising tbh.
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    practicing essay questions and making spider diagrams have always helped me i also write points onto coloured sticky notes then stick them on my walls, or onto sheets of A4 paper so i can take them with me and read them whenever i like. the colour has always helped me remember points as i tendto oclour co-ordinate them. i probably sound qutie sad colour co-ordinating points lol.

    Ruth xx
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    Logging of TSR is a good way to start.
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    Past papers + mark schemes.
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    (Original post by ѕнαℓiηα)
    Past papers + mark schemes.
    + syllabus too if it's for science I found that useful last year.
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    (Original post by chappy)
    Logging of TSR is a good way to start.

    My sentiments exactly!
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    TSR is actualy an excellent way to revise, provided enough people contribute. Revision threads spring up around revision time, people post condensed notes, ask questions etc. Can be very constructive if people post good content, + you're having fun on TSR!
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    I find that revising under pressure is good motivation, especially when there is a set date by which it must be completed
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    When you are relaxed, even if you know that your exam is very soon try not to constantly think 'omg its too soon'. Just accept it and revise your worst areas first. I find that doing mindmaps with different coloured pens is a good way.
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    Just cram it the night before/morning of the exam

    Nah, just joking..

    I find making a list of what you know might come up helps, then write down or bulletin point as many of the important aspects of each section. Once you've made a note of everything you remember, scan over your notes in your books and check how much you got right.. anything you missed off you revise over a bit further :]
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    If I am revising from a textbook, I read through the passages that I need to remember and colour-highlight anything that has some sort of relevance to what is being asked of me and primarily focus on that. Then, its just reading and going over it enough to remember it. I then take a past paper question to text myself.
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    (Original post by chappy)
    Logging of TSR is a good way to start.

    This may sound really stupid but whats 'TSR'?
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    (Original post by Pre)

    This may sound really stupid but whats 'TSR'?
    Have a little think of what it might be, its quite obvious

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    (Original post by ElvisAint-Dead)
    Have a little think of what it might be, its quite obvious

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    I don't understand why i deserved to get negged for that, i thought i was being helpful. ah well.
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    (Original post by ElvisAint-Dead)
    Have a little think of what it might be, its quite obvious

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    'totally serious revision' ??

    hahaa

    to be honest I really dont know ... thats why I asked .. :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Pre)
    'totally serious revision' ??

    hahaa

    to be honest I really dont know ... thats why I asked .. :rolleyes:
    The Student Room.
    It's a website :rolleyes:
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    Seen this sort of thread wayy to many times. You can do a search for past replies. Its different for everyone..what may work for you may not for someone else. So just experiment and see what you like best.
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    they say cramming is bad but it works some times, read through everything many times if your revising for the humanities like history etc. if your doing maths or physics practice loads of different types of questions, if your doing biology read through it thoruougly again, with chemistry revise and learn tests and equations etc.
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    Theres a thread like this already
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=103328
    I revise through spider diagrams, taking them down in note form etc. I think for me thats the best way but it depends on the person.
    Find out what kind of learner you are.
    When are you exams?
 
 
 
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