There are many ways to revise, but it’s important to find the right one for you so that you can always spend your time efficiently. Remember, revision is a vital part of your learning process throughout school, and you can’t ignore the fact that you have to do it. Here are a few ways that you might like to try out.
Mind Maps – If you’re a creative person then this will be a great technique for you. Grab yourself a piece of A3 paper and some coloured pens. Focus on a particular area of your subject and draw something representing this in the middle of your paper. Then, draw stems coming off this for more defied areas. Use different colours for each section so that you can remember where certain pieces of text were on the page when you look back. Don’t write full sentences – always write short pieces of information and draw necessary images that are linked. Here’s an example:
Flash Cards – For this, all you need is some sheets of paper or card and a pen. Write down a question on one side of a small piece of paper and on the other side write the answer. Alternatively, you could write a key word on one side and the definition on the other – whatever makes most sense to you. When you revise, this will be a quick and easy way to make sure you have all the knowledge you need.
Past Papers – This is possibly the most vital revision technique, as it will prepare you perfectly for the exam. You will find plenty of past papers online, and even mark schemes. Try going through one by yourself, under timed exam conditions, and see how you do. Once you’ve done this, take a look through the mark schemes, correcting your answers and making a note of where you went wrong and need to revise more.
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