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Any tips for revison?

Postby kitty_cute » Fri Jan 20, 2006 8:38 pm

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!
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Postby Esioul » Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:18 pm

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.
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Postby fuzzy » Sun Jan 22, 2006 2:51 pm

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:
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Postby kitty_cute » Sun Jan 22, 2006 5:43 pm

Whats a mind map? *slaps head* heh *blushes*
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Postby Danni » Sun Jan 22, 2006 6:28 pm

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 :)
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Postby parnassus » Sun Jan 22, 2006 7:43 pm

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.
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Postby Danni » Sun Jan 22, 2006 9:25 pm

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
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Postby Thirteen-thirty-seven » Mon Jan 23, 2006 3:12 pm

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.
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Postby kitty_cute » Tue Jan 24, 2006 6:28 pm

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!
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Postby kitty_cute » Tue Jan 24, 2006 6:29 pm

Heh I did that once for something too.. cant remember what it was though...
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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.
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Postby Thirteen-thirty-seven » Wed Jan 25, 2006 2:42 pm

Mind maps are a good way to revise. "Mind Maps for Kids" by Tony Buzan explains how to do them.
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Postby Esioul » Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:16 pm

I really like mindmaps, and draw pictures etc and colour code them, although sometimes I can't always read my writing.
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Postby Sarah » Wed Feb 15, 2006 6:15 pm

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
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Postby Danni » Wed Feb 15, 2006 7:41 pm

Can I add OCR iPro notes, including CCNA and IT Essentials? :P
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Postby happy_go_lucky » Wed Feb 15, 2006 9:02 pm

i like to look at stuff whilst watching the tv in the background and mind maps are great especially if theyre pretty visual
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