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Notes with past papers…?

Past papers with notes?

I have a week until my first exam pretty much. I’ve been doing past papers. The way I currently do it is by attempting to answer the question, if I can great, if I can’t I’ll refer to my notes. And if that doesn’t help then I’ll just leave the question out or take a guess

I’m sure how effective this is though. I’ve made really detailed notes and honestly I don’t have time to go through them all in time, let alone do past papers after.
However I want to use the masses of notes I’ve made so there’s no point doing past papers just off the top of my head

What do I do?
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this is what i do for ppqs: (as a y13)

1.

do past paper, no notes

2.

mark past paper, be strict!

3.

make flashcards from m/s of questions i didn't get full marks on, i use brainscape

4.

study those flashcards as part of a larger deck a little bit every day

having masses of notes is lovely, but you say yourself you don't have time to go through them all. studying from mark schemes trains you to think in the way that gets you marks.

that's just what works for me though, so what's best for you is likely different, and bear in mind i only study sciences/maths! best of luck for your gcses this summer (:
Original post by JimMorrison27
Past papers with notes?
I have a week until my first exam pretty much. I’ve been doing past papers. The way I currently do it is by attempting to answer the question, if I can great, if I can’t I’ll refer to my notes. And if that doesn’t help then I’ll just leave the question out or take a guess
I’m sure how effective this is though. I’ve made really detailed notes and honestly I don’t have time to go through them all in time, let alone do past papers after.
However I want to use the masses of notes I’ve made so there’s no point doing past papers just off the top of my head
What do I do?

I did my GCSEs last year and this is what I did:

make quizlets/knowts/flashcards using your notes --> I always write out notes then I go through them, turning them into questions/answer type flashcards which also will help you to revise the content when you make them

BLURTING!!! --> I cannot stress how much I love this technique. Write the title of the notes eg. the electromagnetic effect then write everything you can think of (use your note sub-headings as prompts) and then cross reference to your notes and write what you missed in a RED pen and read over that content

past paper in exam conditions (no notes and timed) then I would get a red pen and mark it, writing out the mark scheme answer if I got it wrong, then going back and seeing everything I got wrong.

find common questions and learn the answer the mark scheme wants you to give.

I hope this helps and good luck!!! :smile:

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