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  • Always make your notes. Keep em handy and use keywords. They help you in memorising.
  • Start revising early. Days before the exam. This way, things get stuck in your mind and concepts become very clear.
  • Take short breaks in between.
  • Try reading the difficult part aloud in funny accents

You should have notes from class. Make sure you understand these notes very well, and add notes from the text book if you need. Colour code thing to help organise your notes. Make sure all your notes are organised by subject.

When sitting down to actually revise, make sure you have a clutter free area. Turn off your phone. Go through short sections of your notes and memorise each section. This could be by writing it out numerous times, repeating it out loud to yourself, or making flashcards to go over. Different techniques work with different people. Revise in short bursts (around 40 minutes) and take regular, but short (no more than 10 minute) breaks.

Answer loads of practise exam questions. Good luck! 

When you do a lesson for first time, make notes. It may consume time at first but save lot of time while revising again and again. 3 times revision is must to remember & understand any concept.

Hello Brandon,

It is important to first understand what kind of a student you are. Some students learn better through videos, some through repeated writing, some through just reading. For me personally, writing is the quickest method to learn, my sequence comes as follows: I read the sentence, make it shorter and maybe turn it into a possible acronym and later on just go over that.

Many find watching videos on Youtube being useful so maybe you can try that.  If possible, going through past paper questions and familiarizing your self to the type of questions that are gonna be on the exam and also the type of answers that they are expecting (check the answer schemes), it is always a big help to do so.

As for the physical aspect of it all, it is important to stay hydrated and get sufficient amounts of sleep. I noticed that my brain absorbs most information early in the morning, I know it can be hard to get out of bed early but it really does help. Don't neglect food either, it is important to not let any physical factors come in the way of your revision.

Good luck for your exams, talk to me if you need any help.

Dana

Hi Brandon,

Have you tried using Quizlet? Creating yourself 'sets' of electronic flash cards that you can take anywhere on your phone (and also use on your computer) is great for learning key terms.

To support this, past papers are a great way to get used to the exam technique. Most can be downloaded from the exam board websites - use the mark schemes to see what the examiners will be looking for.

Hi Brandon,

Lots of short, sharp sessions. Get plenty of fresh air and exercise too. Don't leave it to the last minute. Look after yourself - eat and sleep properly. Have a look at some past papers before you start and make sure you know exactly what you need to revise. Once you feel prepared, test yourself with the past papers. You'll know you've done enough when you can tackle any of these with confidence. A final hint for the day, and it used to work for me, was to get to the exam hall in plenty of time, but to avoid hanging about with all the 'stressed out' people outside. Panic can be contagious! :) 

Good luck!

Jane


Read. Reading really does pay dividends when it comes to exams. 

Read widely - not just sticking to your text books.

Read critically and think critically.

Good luck!

A Good way to help soak up facts is to watch youtube videos on topics you find a little harder! 

Here are some good channels that explain topics from biology to chemistry to maths! Whatever  subjects you study there is a videos out there :) Hope these help.

https://www.youtube.com/user/armandohasudungan

https://www.youtube.com/user/harpinmartin

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCgGyPD6MYQcHuMIc-Kv-Uw

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPtWS4fCi25YHw5SPGdPz0g

Drink lots of water and take scheduled breaks.

Hi - Read the question, very very carefully. Have a go at this in your revision, not just in the exam! Good luck

A timetable is quite useful. You can concentrate on the things that you find hard longer than the ones you are confident about.

One thing I find extremely useful is studying in section of time. For example, study for 45 minutes and take a 10 minute break. Make sure you get up from your place and maybe wander around, make something to drink, stretch. But don't use this time at the same room as the one you study in, it will be difficult to get back in the zone. 

Another thing is to try even out the subjects you study so that you don't just focus on one subject and forget the others or leave them till last minute. That way it may be just half an hour a day on one topic while you dedicate the rest of the day on another topic. But at least you refreshed your brain with some aspects of the other topic, you'll be surprised how much easier this will make revising the subject in the end. 

Good Luck!!

I suggest doing a few hours a day but DONT cramp your mind with one certain lesson. I'd do more hours on the lessons you find hardest, then try add a bit of lessons you find easier or even like.

Make it fun! Don't just copy and write stuff down, do flashcards, quizzes, word searches, test your family. If you teach someone you teach yourself whilst doing it, trust me! Good luck! 

Hey Brandon,


Revision is quite specific to the person and also to the subject you are studying. However there are some common techniques:

Do you have access to past papers - doing past paper questions can really help you get a feel for areas you don't understand so well and help you focus your revision to spent more time on areas you're weaker in.

The more familiar information is, and the better you understand it, the more likely you are to remember it well. Therefore try to surround yourself with the subject you are studying, read about it, write notes for yourself, read back old notes etc.

You remember information better when you're using it, so revising by simply reading over notes is unlikely to help you as much as writing new notes as you go. One technique is to write and rewrite notes and condense them each time as the information becomes more familiar so your notes can be less detailed until you end up with key words which will help to trigger your recall for all of the information associated with them.

If you hit information you really do not understand, try to seek help understanding it. It is very difficult to remember or use information you don't understand so trying to revise things that don't make sense to you is unlikely to help you a lot when it comes to sitting the exam especially if it's an exam with essay based questions.

I hope this helped a little.

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