How to revise

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How to revise

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

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