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How to revise
How to revise
How to revise
How to revise
How to revise
How to revise
How to revise
How to revise
How to revise
How to revise
How to revise
How to revise
How to revise
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How to revise


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  • 1. How to revise!
    • Different strategies work for different people
      • You need to use a range of strategies!
  • 2. What strategies can you use?
    • Flash cards
    • Practice questions
    • Internet
    • Revising with friends
    • Labelled diagrams
    • Writing notes
    • Writing lists
    • Underlining in notes
    • Star diagrams
    • Mind maps
  • 3. Writing notes
    • It is better to rewrite notes than to simply read through work
    • Don’t rewrite everything, you need to cut down on the amount of information
    • Do make sure you have enough detail!
    • Summarise!
  • 4. Writing lists
    • Lists are a good way of remembering information or advantages / disadvantages for a topic
    • Write lists as bullet points
    • Use small pictures to help you e.g.
    • Advantages Disadvantages
     No pressure to wear the latest fashions  Lack of individuality
  • 5. When writing lists…….
    • If you use a colour (e.g. green for good and red for bad) use the same colours every time
    • 5 points is a good number to remember
    • Little drawings are a good way of helping you remember points, even a silly drawing will help!
  • 6. Using labelled diagrams
    • An excellent way to learn especially for visual learners!
  • 7. Underlining in notes
    • Its difficult to remember a page of notes if they are all the same font and colour
    • Use colour / different sizes for heading / key points
    • Underline key points or draw borders round them
    • like this!
    • Use diagrams, lists and pictures to break up pages of notes
  • 8. Mind maps
    • Like a star / spider diagram but contains much more detail and demonstrates links between material more clearly
    • Can have whole topic on A3 page
    • World cup example
  • 9. Revising with friends
    • can talk about the work
    • can test each other
    • easier to remember facts if spoken out loud
    • Too easy to talk about something more interesting instead!
  • 10. Exam questions
    • Use past questions as you revise to make sure you have the notes / case studies necessary to get full marks
    • Test yourself under exam conditions
  • 11. Revision cards
    • Put separate topic / case study on each card
    • Keep topics together
    • Don’t try to put too much information on each card
  • 12. Revision card example
    • Population pyramids
    • Transitional stage:
    • Decreasing death rate
    • Gradually decreasing birth rate
    • Longer life expectancy
    • E.g. Brazil
  • 13. Other points!
    • DON’T leave it all until the last minute
    • Organise yourself
    • Plan a revision timetable
    • Take breaks when revision e.g. 5-10 minutes every hour
    • If you are worried speak to someone!