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Revision assembly
Revision assembly
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Revision assembly
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  • 1. MAKING THE GRADE The ‘R’ Word
  • 2. What do we mean by revision?
    • Revision is all about preparing yourself for the demands of exams
  • 3. What does revision involve?
    • Becoming familiar again with subject knowledge
    • Practising key skills and exam techniques
    • Practising using knowledge and skills in a variety of ways to cope with any exam question
  • 4. Why revise?
    • Increases your confidence
    • Improves your ability to tackle successfully any task or question
    • Improves your chances of achieving or even exceeding your target grades
  • 5. How do I revise?
  • 6. Top Tips for Revision
    • When?
    • What?
    • Where?
    • How?
  • 7. WHEN?
    • Never too early to start revising
    • Plan your time carefully
    • Put together a timetable of when you are going to revise certain topics
    • Build in plenty of rest breaks
  • 8. Planning your Time tv friends HISTORY swimming FRENCH MATHS 8-9 tv friends HISTORY swimming FRENCH MATHS 7-8 tv friends MED ST swimming SCIENCE ENGLISH 6-7 TEA TEA TEA TEA TEA TEA TEA MATHS work MED ST SCIENCE ENGLISH 4-5 MATHS work 3-4 MATHS work 2-3 ENGLISH work 1-2 LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH ENGLISH work 11-12 ENGLISH work 10-11 work 9-10 SUN SAT FRI THURS WEDS TUES MON
  • 9. WHAT?
    • You need to revise the subject knowledge and skills that will be assessed in the exams
    • Make sure you know what these topics and skills are
    • Ask your teachers if you are not sure
  • 10. WHERE?
    • Preferably somewhere quiet, with no distractions
    • Somewhere familiar to make you feel comfortable when revising
    • Somewhere where you can spread your things out
  • 11. HOW?
    • Very few people are able to revise effectively by only reading through information
    • Most people need to ‘do something’ with the information for it to sink in
  • 12. Suggested Techniques…
    • Read, cover and copy
    • Posters around the house
    • Mind maps
    • Post-it notes
  • 13. What about…?
    • Mnemonics
    • “ R ichard O f Y ork G ave B attle I n V ain’’
    • Making words out of the first letters of key words
    • Drawing pictures for association
  • 14. Learning through Association
    • Doh a deer, a female deer
    • Ray , a drop of golden sun
    • Me , a name I call myself
    • Far , a long long way to run
    • So , a needle pulling thread
    • Lah , a note to follow So
    • Ti , a drink with jam and bread
    • That will bring us back to Doh
  • 15. Name the musical notes
  • 16. Or…?
    • Record your revision notes, listen to them and then test yourself
    • Test papers – write skeleton or full answers
    • Practise introductions and conclusions
    • Practise writing arguments
    • SAM Learning
  • 17. In summary:
    • Start as early as possible
    • Choose methods that work for you
    • Plan your time and approach to revision carefully
    • Balance revision and leisure time – you will need a break!
    • Try your best and strive for success

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