How can you make things stick in your head when revising? 2 months to revise!!

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dhruve
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I have 2 months to revise for my exams, i have 4 2 bio and 2 chem, just wondering if anyone could give me a line or two on how to work in a way that is most effective i just got a message on my last post but i need more options anyone have any koool different ways of getting your A grade!! remember i have two months how would you prioritize time wise, and i am on AQA if that helps the new board. Thankyou !
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1) Take notes.
2) Do spider diagram.
3) Condense notes.
4) Do spider diagram.
5) Do practice questions.
6) Mark questions.
7) Identify things you don't know/got wrong and do another spider diagram or read over your notes.

Personally, spider diagrams work for me.
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^^^... then another spider diagram :P.

Good advice though.
I tend to pick up the easiest things first and make sure i've 100% got it, the kind of things that are going to stick in your head. Then you have a lot of time to memorise the harder things and less time to forget it!
i.e for maths...
C1 I can remember all of very clearly as it's always used. The stuff in C3 has lots of things to remember and i'll look at about 2 or 3 weeks before and stick at it almost 100%. 3 days before an exam I go through all my revision notes again and do nothing other than the topic you're sitting in 3 days ( if possible ).

P.S JayAyy - Being the nice soul I am, I thought i'd give you some good rep for your +ve post and ideas as I may draw some diagrams myself and put them on the wall a long time in advance.... this week ;-)
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2 months is more than enough OP.

Just make sure all your notes cover they syllabus.
Then condense all your notes.
Then sit yourself at a desk and learn everything by heart.
Simple
Good luck!
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Repeat them in your head everywhere you go, like say your on the bus go through it in your head, then just regulary through the day, works for me anyway.
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Yeah, I agree with Jack. Keep saying them over and over, at first with the notes in front of you, then take the notes away and try and say them all without looking. Keep saying them to yourself at least once a day without looking and after about 4-5 attempts they're pretty much glued to your brain.
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Our head has suggested sticking up post it notes with key terms around your room. With subjects like Chemistry and Biology, if it does work, it should work effectively and they are always around you. Nice pretty coloured post it notes attract you to read them too. I bought a giant pack yesterday and I am going to start revising today.

I am studying French, German and Music. Hopefully this will help - I will let you know how effective it is

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i hate spider diagrams

make notes
summarise them
put onto flash cards
do past papers
put common/typical Qs onto flashcards
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(Original post by JayAyy)
1) Take notes.
2) Do spider diagram.
3) Condense notes.
4) Do spider diagram.
5) Do practice questions.
6) Mark questions.
7) Identify things you don't know/got wrong and do another spider diagram or read over your notes.

Personally, spider diagrams work for me.
What are spider diagrams?
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(Original post by Natalie_xx)
What are spider diagrams?
http://www.pgce.soton.ac.uk/IT/Teaching/Diagrams/5.gif

start with a general title, then branch of into the topics under central title. Define and condense.
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**** notes, just read the whole book, then do all past papers. Making notes is a waste of time.
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although this is 8 years late, spider diagrams are shaped like a spider and you write the topic you want to revise in the centre and then add detailed explanations onto the spiders' legs. gd luck but you probs already have 3 kids and drive a Ford Mondeo.
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ooo good subjects the two things that work for me is repeating my notes either in my head or out loud and writing key points on sticky notes and putting them places you go often(mirror,fridge)
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