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Motivation/last minute revision

So my official GCSE mocks are in a week and I haven't really done much revision. so I thought I would just cram it all in the space of a week but now I'm here I have basically no motivation because there's so much to do and I'm worried now that my grades will be bad and I won't improve. Does anyone have any advice? Thanks
Original post by Anonymous #1
So my official GCSE mocks are in a week and I haven't really done much revision. so I thought I would just cram it all in the space of a week but now I'm here I have basically no motivation because there's so much to do and I'm worried now that my grades will be bad and I won't improve. Does anyone have any advice? Thanks

Advice: just make the most of your time left (just mocks not the real thing). Dw you are better than I am (used to study the day before each exam).
Tips:

Print your spec sheets

print and read finished notes online (+ add to em if you feel some spec points have not been properly addressed)

Do all your PPQs

Add mark scheme answers to your printed notes

Reread em notes

Hope this helps.
Original post by Tulipbloom
Advice: just make the most of your time left (just mocks not the real thing). Dw you are better than I am (used to study the day before each exam).
Tips:

Print your spec sheets

print and read finished notes online (+ add to em if you feel some spec points have not been properly addressed)

Do all your PPQs

Add mark scheme answers to your printed notes

Reread em notes

Hope this helps.
Thanks so much I really appreciate it :smile:
Original post by Anonymous #1
So my official GCSE mocks are in a week and I haven't really done much revision. so I thought I would just cram it all in the space of a week but now I'm here I have basically no motivation because there's so much to do and I'm worried now that my grades will be bad and I won't improve. Does anyone have any advice? Thanks
Hi,

Revision can be overwhelming, and I hope your mock exams have gone ok for you. Here are our ten top tips for effective revision (hopefully these will help you as you prepare for your exams this year):



Start early the earlier you start the longer you have to revise your material and break down your topics into manageable sections.

Make a list of all the topics you need to study with the subtopics as well splitting up the topics into manageable sections will help a lot.

Organise your time create a realistic timetable to plan how long you’re going to spend on each topic and when. Make sure to plan sufficient time in for relaxation, socialising, exercise, fresh air, regular meals and sleep.

Find out what type of learner you are if you are a visual person create posters, drawings and visual aids and place these around your room so you can read them as you are going about your day. If you are a verbal learner, try teaching someone the information or discuss it over a FaceTime or study meeting with classmates.

Go through your notes and highlight the most important and relevant sections to you. Create bullet points to gather together the highlighted information, try to keep it down to one page to really consolidate the information.

One if you are a visual learner use colours. Not only does this brighten up your work and make it look more interesting but by choosing different colours for certain types of information you’ll make the information more memorable.

Use YouTube tutorials a lot of useful, educational and revision-based content can be found on YouTube. Most of the videos are interesting and jazzy so can help keep your concentration for longer. It’s a good way to break up your revision practice and think about the information in a new way.

Test yourself most textbooks contain questions to test your learning and past papers are readily available. Use these to test how much information you are retaining. Also, create flashcards, use your notes to create questions and answers. You can then carry these around and quiz yourself whenever you want to.

Review your topics when you think you have gone through all the information read through your page of bullet points to make sure you have remembered everything you thought was important at the beginning.

Create a positive study space choose a space in your home or accommodation to study in and set yourself up to work, keeping the area fresh and tidy. Make sure you have your laptop, iPad etc in the right position, gather together your stationery, notes and books and make yourself comfortable.

I hope this is helpful and best of luck with your exams!
Hannah
Teesside University
(edited 1 month ago)

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