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Hi there Aiesha,

I hope your exam went well and sorry for the late reply!

Is this for GCSE Chemistry?

I would recommend focusing on a few topics your find rather difficult and understanding them. Then maybe spend a small about of time focusing on exam practice. However, make sure you get an early night and sometime to relax.

I offer online tutoring for science GCSE if you need an further help?

Thank you,

Ellie :)

Hi Aisha, 

Good to see your exam went well, for any other exams you find yourself trying to go over all the chapters you need to revise here is what I do:

First I jot down all the main chapters all around a sheet of paper, then I make a spider diagram around each chapter name with what the main things are on there, putting down the things you know you'll ace on the exam without looking at any of your notes. Then if you flick through your notes see if there's anything you didn't note down-things you may have forgotten about and do a 2 min refresher on each big thing you missed. Now if you turn the paper over to a fresh side and jot down all the chapters and their spider diagrams, they should have got bigger. This way you're only going over things that are not very fresh in your mind, and gradually building it up so it's not too much information at once. Hope that helps for your next exams

If you have a syallbus or have a list of main topics you have gone over the years then you can narrow done the ones you struggle with the most and focus on them first as they'll take the longest, then the remaining time can be used to focus on the easier questions. When studying from chapters, take down main point and memories it to the bed of your ability, if there are questions, I suggest strongly in doing those questions or look over past papers on the main topics as it would generally give you ideas as to what's on the test and what's not going to appear again, this not only allows you to familiarise with your teachers test writing styles but it also allows you to focus on what's important and not make the same mistakes done in the previous test. It also allows you to structure your answers better and study what to include in it. 


I hope this helps but in the future please revise daily or at least allowed two to three day before an exam but I understand how sometimes time and procrastination get the better of you.

Thanks Mukesh, caoimhe and Lucy for giving suggestions.

Caoimhe , ya my exam was well. The most difficult part of the paper for me was chemical conversions like aniline to benzene, etc. 

Hi Aiesha, I'm sorry I've only just seen your question on here but I'm sure you did fantastically on your exam!

We've all been there with exam stress and last minute revision is a big contributor to that. That being said it is very helpful, if done correctly. For me it is important to balance your reading in a proportional way, but never forget any bits.

If your strengths lie in Physical Chemistry, then you can potentially leave that revision until later as you will be less stressed about the subject, and therefore will take more in. If you're struggling with Organic Chemistry, then prioritise it! It's okay to focus on one topic for longer, even if it doesn't come up in the exam then you've broadened your knowledge base for next time. 

Hope it went well and if you've ever got any specific Chemistry questions (or any other exams) then feel free to visit my page and ask.

Kind regards,
Caoimhe.

For me, I would go through past paper questions. I would then go through the chapters and match up these to the questions. I would then answer some questions and get practising, as they always say, practice makes perfect.

Thanks shlesha v.

Go through a good number of past questions. Notice some of the most important details they consistently ask for.  Make one to maximum two-page summaries for each of the chapters and also highlight some of the requirements of past papers for these topics. 

Good Luck!  

Thanks Mr. M cover

Aiesha I cant remember chemical conversion very freely however I hope the January exams are going well and remember that if time is a factor secure as many 1,2,3,4 pt answers as possible so you do not lose time stuck, then in attempt of more points elaborate or methodologise clearly and consicely, with a definite final answer. That will encourage the assesor to consider that you have a strong general awareness and that the extra attempts at marks included additionall will be suitably assesed. Potentially making as much difference as a whole grade.

M Cover.

Go through past exam papers

Mr M Cover

Thanks for your reply. But I want to ask that how to remember chemical conversion.

Aiesha

I can tell you Aiesha that whats possible if you only have a short time is to focus on the most important, popular, and common elements of study in each chapter. 

You should ensure that you have all key fomulae, facts, methods, and examples to hand. Also as you say as time is short so its after that (which so far will secure at least a standard / C pass) you can push at aiming for high scores on questions you can certainly return to when you will have assigned your time to part significantly answering across all chapters as is most important.

Mr M Cover

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