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  • 1. Revision Technique
  • 2. Today… • Be able to recall a number of ways to revise. • Understand how our minds work • Synthesise this information into personal revision techniques.
  • 3. How do I revise?
  • 4. How do I improve on this?
  • 5. The Human Brain Left hand side: Factual Logical Mathematical Order Right hand side: ‘Big picture’ orientated Imaginative Creative Symbols/pictures
  • 6. Which way is the dancer turning? • Clockwise? – More right-hand side orientated. • Anti-clockwise? – More left-hand sided orientated.
  • 7. V. A. K. Complete the questionnaire!
  • 8. Preparation Techniques …. • How do you learn best? – Visually? – Audibly? – Kinaesthetically? • Your preparation style should apply to your learning style if possible but there are lots of ideas to try…
  • 9. Ultimately your brain is a visual organ. Use lots of colour and a ‘diagrammatic’ format
  • 10. Revision Notes • Try converting your notes into: – Mind maps – Spider diagrams – Flow charts – Graphic Organisers – Revision Cards • Converting information helps you recap it and take it in – think about the Brain!!
  • 11. Mind maps •Give you good over-views of topics •Use different colours 4 arms. •7 words per line max. •Pictures for each arm.
  • 12. Spider Diagrams • One central idea. • Key words/ideas coming off it. • Good for individual lessons
  • 13. •Puts all the key information in one place. •‘Boxes’ should relate to contents. Graphic Organisers Proving God The Nature of God What is a miracle? 3 types of miracles with examples: 1 How is God Revealed? 2 3 Disproving God Arguments for: Arguments against: literal object metaphorical Description s of God
  • 14. Flow Diagrams •Especially good for ‘arguments’. •Allow you to order thoughts in a ] logical way. Does God exist? Yes Design Causation No Experience
  • 15. Flash Cards … • These should be as colourful and pictorial as all your other notes. • Keep the amount of info as small as possible. • Especially good for key words. • Making these is a revision activity and they can also be used in testing.
  • 16. Test yourself • Learning the topic material is important but equally important is knowing how much you have ACTUALLY taken in. • Testing can be done in a number of ways: – By Yourself (Self-testing) – By your Peers (Peer-testing) – By a teacher. • All of these are ways of traditional “marking” and can be useful.
  • 17. How do we learn? We learn… 10 per cent of what we read 20 per cent of what we hear 30 per cent of what we see 50 per cent of what we both see & hear 70 per cent of what is discussed with others 80 per cent of what we experience personally 90 per cent of what we TEACH to someone else
  • 18. Thought Showers/Concept Maps • Following your revision of a topic write the title in the middle: – Jot down as many of the key terms as you can over a 30 sec period. – Try an link the ideas with lines/explanations.. • FOR EXAMPLE:
  • 19. Bible Upbringing Evil exists Causation Belief in God Design Arg Miracles Scientific Views of Creation
  • 20. Re-create revision notes • Complete your revision session. • Take a plain piece of paper and try to recreate the revision notes (e.g. mind map, etc.) for a set time. • Look at the notes again. • Fill in the rest in another colour pen.
  • 21. Mind maps
  • 22. Answering Questions • Either complete practice questions and email me them to mark and give you feedback on: – tukirounds@colstons.bristol.sch.uk • Use the feedback (the bits you missed) with one of the other ideas.
  • 23. Flash Cards • Write out questions on little cards with answers on the back: – Set yourself a target (90% right, over half, 15 correct). – Compete with a friend. – Collect a pile of the ones you don’t know to go over. – ‘Spot test’ yourself.
  • 24. Every 1%! • Think about the area in which you revise! – Tidy areas are more effective. – Drink plenty dehydration a HUGE indicator of concentration. – Take short breaks. – Make a timetable. • Put your notes up it is proven that things constantly in our periphery vision sink in!
  • 25. 3 techniques you will try now ...
  • 26. Before you begin a journey … Go through the topics and tick the box that relates to your level of understanding of each topic BE HONEST with yourself!!