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Joined: 12/09/2007 - 18:32
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revsion ways
Joined: 12/09/2007 - 18:32
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revsion ways

wots da easiest way of remembering things when u about 2 do ur exams?

Joined: 05/10/2007 - 18:13
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1. If you find that reading over revision notes just before an exam relaxes you, feel free to do so, but be aware that in most cases it could make you more nervous; any new information is not normally absorbed at this stage.
2. On the day of the exam, when you are told to turn the paper over, don't start writing until you have read the exam paper from cover to cover.
3. Mark the topics you wish to answer and concentrate on them. You should have an idea of how much time you are going to spend on each question with the ones carrying the most marks getting the most allocated time.
4. Remember that the exams are not set to trip you up, but are designed to allow you to show your knowledge of the specification. Be positive and have confidence in your ability.
5. Take time to consider the question. Look at where the marks are to be gained and allocate time appropriately (and stick to it). Too many candidates spend too much time earning and re-earning small numbers of marks, thereby losing time for the heavier-tariff tasks. Remember, answering three questions fairly well is better than answering one very well and leaving two badly done. Underlining key words in the question may help to focus your mind and jog your memory.
6. Structure your answers by making an answer plan; writing this down will help.
7. Don't forget to refer back to the question to help ensure that you answer the question asked. The examiner can't give you marks for your knowledge and understanding of a topic if you don't answer the specific question properly, i.e. don't answer the question you wish you'd been asked rather that the question in front of you. Try and read your answer through before moving on to the next question.
8. Concentrate on your punctuation, spelling and grammar. Remember that, whilst you will not be marked down for bad handwriting, if the examiner cannot read what you have said, then they can't give you the marks you deserve.
9. Try and relax, and keep an eye on the clock without checking it every five minutes. You need to leave time to complete each question and to read through your answers before the end of the exam.
10. Once you have finished the exam, don't worry about it and try to avoid comparing your answers with other students. Now the examiners' hard work begins!

Tips from students
For down-to-earth, hands-on revision help, read these Top Ten Tips from students who have been through what you’re going through now…
1. You should create a revision timetable with sensible work slots and breaks and then show it to your parents to get their agreement. Keep to this timetable! Then when your parent finds you 'not working', provided you are following your agreed timetable no one is going to hassle you - parents only hassle and worry when they are not sure what you are doing, or if you do not seem to have a plan. Organize yourself well and it will help you to fulfil your potential. If you have not prepared a revision planner yet, it is not too late to start. Download a Free Revision Planner and incorporate all your exam dates into it.
2. Know where your exams are and when they start, how long they are and what equipment you are allowed to take in (calculators etc) and what you are not allowed to take in (mobiles, notes, etc).
3. Make sure you have one weekend day when you don't do revision or think about exams - you'll come back to it refreshed.
4. Tell your family about your revision time - and ask them for help if you need it - it may help make them feel useful to you!
5. Keep bullet points on crib cards highlighting main subject theories? Use these for quick revision and for reading during "dead" times - e.g. when you’re waiting for a bus. Use Mnemonics - using initials of a word helps your memory.
6. Some people revise well by listening, so you could try ‘talking’ your revision and recording it onto your iPod or onto tapes. Listen to these while lying in bed, while travelling in a car, or walking to the shops. This also takes the 'guilt' out of being out and about instead of in front of your books.
7. Ensure you eat and sleep properly. Now is not the time to diet or stay up all night. Have an early night before each exam.
8. Prepare items needed for the exam the evening before. Make sure you have the correct equipment needed for your exam (calculators, rulers etc). Your exam invigilator should remind you of what you are and aren’t allowed before the exam starts. Taking unauthorised equipment in can get you disqualified from the exam.
9. Look after yourself during the exam period (good routine and healthy eating!). Be sure to cut down on your weekend/evening job; most employers know that you need to commit time to the exams and revision, but often try to get you to do extra hours anyway!
10. On the morning of the exam, have a good breakfast, stay calm and allow plenty of time to get to the exam and remember that you can only do your best and even if you don't do as well as you hope, your parents still love you just as much!

Tips for parents
Top ten tips from one group of concerned parents to the next…
1. A dedicated quiet space with good natural light or lighting is best for studying, with no distractions. If you have other children who are not studying exams, make sure that they know the importance of revision time.
2. Ensure that your son or daughter has one evening a week away from their studies. It’s also important that they take regular breaks during the study periods.
3. Be around as a 'feeding station' – feed your child lots of healthy food and proper meals - not too many sugary snacks and junk food.
4. Offer to help with testing or ask if there is something that you can do for them – reassure them you are concerned about their welfare more than the results.
5. Know your son or daughter's revision timetable. Encourage them to tell you about what they are studying. If you know that they are not at their best first thing in the morning, encourage them to rest then and work when they are more lively. They should choose their weakest/sleepiest time of day to be sociable and go out, or watch TV at those times.
6. Know exactly the date, time and location for each exam and incorporate this into the revision plan and make sure that they have the correct equipment they need for the exam (calculators, rulers etc). Know what they are not allowed to take in to the exam (mobile phones, pagers text messagers etc).
7. If your son or daughter has a medical condition, eg Diabetes, hay fever etc. make sure that the school knows about it. There are special considerations for some conditions.
8. If there is a family crisis, for example divorce or bereavement, again ensure that your son or daughter's teacher knows about it since the additional stress can affect your child's exam performance.
9. Make sure that your child is using the internet to study and not as a resource to give the appearance of study!
10. Tell them that they can only try their best and even if they don't do as well as you hope, you still love them just as much.

Joined: 23/04/2007 - 11:23
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wow really in depth there! good luck! just a little help...try different ways of revising to find the one that works besy for you below is a list of the ones i can think off! the best i have found is mind mapping

mind maps
quiz yourself (or get someone else to)
do past papers................................ect

Joined: 09/09/2008 - 22:18
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Mind map

once you have drawn it .. what do you do next with it? just look at it and draw the same with out looking?

Joined: 06/01/2009 - 11:38
Posts: 1
Quick Time!

I have four exams on Thursday, and to be honest I think im going to do terribly! They are resits (Psychology and general studies) So i know I always have my old results to keep if i mess up.

But what is the best way to review everything you have revised like the last few days before the exam, to make sure you know everything??? :huh::huh:

Thanks :)

Joined: 10/06/2007 - 22:31
Posts: 347

If it really is a final check that everything is in place, I would suggest that you check through a copy of the syllabus or specification.

Joined: 26/10/2008 - 22:39
Posts: 25

I think one of the easiest way of rembering things is to make a postcard and hang or paste it on the wall in your room that you can see every morning.and this shd be made immediately after any lesson and you'll see that it can also help.remember that you dont have to read bcos of exam but you read to understand.