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emmanuella's study discussions #5: last minute revision tips

Hello everyone,
Welcome to the fifth thread from emmanuella's Study Discussions, led by @emm4nuella! In these threads, we will be talking and discussing all things to do with studying and revision! For today's thread, I'm asking you for your advice on last minute revision!

Today, I want to know your tips for last-minute revision! How do you normally effectively revise when you don't have a lot of time left? Explain in as much or as little detail as you want :smile:!
Anyone and everyone can get involved! Looking forward to reading your answers :biggrin:!
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(edited 1 week ago)
I'm focusing on my weakest topic at the moment for geography as I have my first paper on Thursday, but I am making sure to pay attention to my two other stronger topics as well for that paper.
Original post by emm4nuella
Hello everyone,
Welcome to the fifth thread from emmanuella's Study Discussions, led by @emm4nuella! In these threads, we will be talking and discussing all things to do with studying and revision, especially as we are in exam season! For today's thread, I'm asking you for your advice on last minute revision!

Today, I want to know your tips for last-minute revision! How do you normally effectively revise when you don't have a lot of time left? Explain in as much or as little detail as you want :smile:!
Anyone and everyone can get involved! Looking forward to reading your answers :biggrin:!
GET INVOLVED WITH OTHER DISCUSSIONS :biggrin:: emmanuella's study discussions master thread :smile: - The Student Room

@Pwca


Hmmmm my technique's changed, actually.

When I was at school and pressed for time, I just read over my notes and the book, shut it and then try to recall as much information as I could from the page. If I was reading off of my notebook I highlighted the key words. The reading a page and see what I could recall method worked best for History, for some reason. That was the one and only subject I could read something once and be able to recall it pretty well.

Now that I'm at university, and my exams are open book, the revision I do when I'm pressed for time is just calmly read through my notes. I might not remember everything but I'll have an idea of my mind what bits of my notes cover what so when I read something on an exam that I can't recall, I'll at least be familiar with it and know which section of my notes to refer to.

But, I study a lot beforehand so I spend as little time as possible checking my notes during my exams. In the end, the best trick for last minute revision is to not need it, but none of us are saints :colondollar: and so I hope this was useful if you're doing some emergency last minute revision.
Reply 4
most of my last minute revision is usually going through past paper questions, usually i don't answer them but more taking notes on what comes up topic wise, it defo helped for gcses cause i managed to predict some exam papers, but for alevel more of it is just seeing how often a topic comes up and mark wise so i can quickly go through notes on my weaker topics that'll gain me more marks. It seems like going through papers takes a while, but i found it much faster than reading through and cramming random info from my notes cause you're actually doing something a bit more active. Now that theres 2 weeks to my first exam this is what i'm doing the first few days, looking through past papers so on the day/two before i can quickly go through those key weaker bits, cause at that point i find doing tons of revision the day/two before just overwhelms you a bit and you can't really concentrate as well. hopefully thos is helpful for some people :smile:
Reply 5
Original post by emm4nuella
Hello everyone,
Welcome to the fifth thread from emmanuella's Study Discussions, led by @emm4nuella! In these threads, we will be talking and discussing all things to do with studying and revision, especially as we are in exam season! For today's thread, I'm asking you for your advice on last minute revision!
Today, I want to know your tips for last-minute revision! How do you normally effectively revise when you don't have a lot of time left? Explain in as much or as little detail as you want :smile:!
Anyone and everyone can get involved! Looking forward to reading your answers :biggrin:!
GET INVOLVED WITH OTHER DISCUSSIONS :biggrin:: emmanuella's study discussions master thread :smile: - The Student Room
@Pwca

Past papers, key notes on weak topics, blurting and flash cards! I’d say I mostly try to do past papers, but when they get boring I usually do notes 🙂
Reply 6
I've been mostly revising my main weak topics, flash cards for quotes, case studies etc, past papers if I'm not bothered about a specific topic. I've found that reading/flash cards 20 mins before going to sleep has really helped with remembering things the next day!
Generally for me, quick and regular flashcard reviews, past papers, writing anything I don't understand down in colour and sticking it on my wardrobe door, making mindmaps and making theme grids helps!
would not recommend this, but i usually cram, i go back and reread or rewatch everything i think i'm not that great at, and i memorize as many formulas or acronyms as possible lol not exactly the most teacher-approved method but great for last-minute studying
Original post by MysteryyyGirl86
would not recommend this, but i usually cram, i go back and reread or rewatch everything i think i'm not that great at, and i memorize as many formulas or acronyms as possible lol not exactly the most teacher-approved method but great for last-minute studying


Same low-key, tomorrow i have history and it really helps (made my Ressourcen a while ago of course) to reread content dates and times and memorise as much h as possible so my mind is fresh with info before the exam
Original post by emm4nuella
Hello everyone,
Welcome to the fifth thread from emmanuella's Study Discussions, led by @emm4nuella! In these threads, we will be talking and discussing all things to do with studying and revision, especially as we are in exam season! For today's thread, I'm asking you for your advice on last minute revision!
Today, I want to know your tips for last-minute revision! How do you normally effectively revise when you don't have a lot of time left? Explain in as much or as little detail as you want :smile:!
Anyone and everyone can get involved! Looking forward to reading your answers :biggrin:!
GET INVOLVED WITH OTHER DISCUSSIONS :biggrin:: emmanuella's study discussions master thread :smile: - The Student Room
@Pwca

if i dont understand the topic ill either watch a couple of yt vids or read my notes and then explain it to somebody/the wall/a stuffed animal
if i already have a basic understanding i read my notes and then i usually look at key words and phrases and try to learn those but im not very good at last-minute revision so if anyone has any tips it would be greatly appreciated 🙂

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