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Revision techniques student version 2013

  1. 1. Revision techniquesSome ideas to help you revise in thelead up to GCSE and A-Level exams Mr D Drake 2013 Advanced Skills Teacher – Abbeyfield School http://humanitiesastwiltshire.blogspot.com
  2. 2. Video your learningMake a video tosummarise points andrecord the learningUse the RSA animatestyle and a whiteboardor large sheet ofpaper:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZvpF6gaGH4
  3. 3. Reduce, reduce, reduce• Make notes from original notes• Make notes from notes etc• Each time, make notes on smaller piece of paper• Emphasis on the process of summarising the information, rather than the notes themselves• Reduce to main points Not enough to make notes and leave (repeat, repeat, repeat) - making notes does not mean copying out the book• Reduce topic to a tweet!
  4. 4. Use your own environmentWrite important words,diagrams and phrases on sticky notes or A4 sheets that can be stuck where you see them every day. On your walls or doors... anywhere will do.
  5. 5. Mind Mapping• This is a powerful technique that allows you to make the best use of your brain power.• The Mind Mapping technique harnesses the full range of your cortical skills, making you more productive and creative.Resources:How to make a mind maphttp://www.mind-mapping.co.uk/make-mind-map.htmVideo tutorial:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLWV0XN7K1g
  6. 6. Pub quiz• Create questions for friends• Create teams of 2• Have a round per free lesson/after school and record scores on a leader board• Successive rounds lead to a grand final between highest scoring teams
  7. 7. Mnemonics• Use mnemonics to help remember certain patterns or sequences.• A mnemonic is a way of helping you remember information using abbreviations, words or phrases.• For example, to remember the colours of the rainbow, you could use the mnemonic: Richard of York Gave Battle In Vain, using the first letters of each word to remember the colours Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet.
  8. 8. Learning journeyPick a journey or story thatyou know well – route toschool?Associate an image withplaces along the route inorder to remember keyinformation as a story
  9. 9. Picture itRevision throughimagesWorking with apartner. One ofyou draws a keyword, whilst theother oneguesses(Pictionary)
  10. 10. Key terms – against the clockAssociate terms, images and definitions – create a cribsheet to use in future (your own sorting exercise)Repeating the process importantDo on computer, so you can reset each timeRepeat and aim to get faster each time
  11. 11. Geographers: Don’t forget the comprehensive revision materialsspecially written for you here… Plus @AbbGeography on Twitter
  12. 12. Revision techniquesSome ideas to help you revise in thelead up to GCSE and A-Level exams Mr D Drake 2013 Advanced Skills Teacher – Abbeyfield School http://humanitiesastwiltshire.blogspot.com

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