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Any tips for revison?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 8:38 pm
by kitty_cute
I have made a mental note to myself, to remember to revise, because Im just failing too many tests... thing is I dont know how to revise... well I do, but I think I need some tips!
Thanks!
-Daz xxx

PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:18 pm
by Esioul
have you tried mindmapping?

I find it a useful technique, as it is also fun, so I find it easier to conecntrate.

Past papers past papers past papers.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2006 2:51 pm
by fuzzy
Yeah I agree with Esioul- mindmaps and past papers are the way to go! Iv got an exam on wed but I cant bloody revsie for some studid reason :roll: :evil:

PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2006 5:43 pm
by kitty_cute
Whats a mind map? *slaps head* heh *blushes*

PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2006 6:28 pm
by Danni
Spider diagram is another word for it? Basically, you start with the subject title in the middle and then put all the related information around it, linking it with lines. I don't like doing them because I can't read them, but they're helpful if your handwriting is legible, or even printing off the labels and sticking them on :)

PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2006 7:43 pm
by parnassus
My preferred method of studying is to choose a good selection of books, make a cup of tea, snuggle up by my radiator and happily bury myself in reading. Everyone learns differently; you must do what is best for you. I have included a chapter of more general revision tips in Caged in Chaos.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2006 9:25 pm
by Danni
That's pretty much how I revise Vicky :) It works well for me, but I can still recite whole passages of my GCSE history book if something reminds me of it :P

PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 3:12 pm
by Thirteen-thirty-seven
I use mind-maps for my main revision. The night before the exam, I will try to do something revision-related but relaxing. For example, when I had to do an exam on Shakespeare's "The Taming of The Shrew" I watched a film version of it.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 6:28 pm
by kitty_cute
Ah yeah i need to do spider diagrams, but I find it hard learning for languages, Although Im in the top sets, I struggle with the grammar. I need to buy a copy of your book vicky!

PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 6:29 pm
by kitty_cute
Heh I did that once for something too.. cant remember what it was though...
Thirteen-thirty-seven Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 3:12 pm Post subject:

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I use mind-maps for my main revision. The night before the exam, I will try to do something revision-related but relaxing. For example, when I had to do an exam on Shakespeare's "The Taming of The Shrew" I watched a film version of it.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 2:42 pm
by Thirteen-thirty-seven
Mind maps are a good way to revise. "Mind Maps for Kids" by Tony Buzan explains how to do them.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:16 pm
by Esioul
I really like mindmaps, and draw pictures etc and colour code them, although sometimes I can't always read my writing.

PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 6:15 pm
by Sarah
I've never found revising very easy, I've tried mind maps etc but I can never concentrate long enough, I've recently started making a website (similar idea as wikipedia) for A-Levels with some friends, http://wikinotes.cdpuk.net , we all add our notes to it. I find adding my notes makes me think about them and helps me learn them, plus the notes already on there can help explain things I don't understand. If you're doing A-Levels feel free to have a look and add your own notes! It's the best way of revising I've ever found. :D

PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 7:41 pm
by Danni
Can I add OCR iPro notes, including CCNA and IT Essentials? :P

PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 9:02 pm
by happy_go_lucky
i like to look at stuff whilst watching the tv in the background and mind maps are great especially if theyre pretty visual