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9y, 7m agoPosted 9 years, 7 months ago
got 4 AS exams on the 22nd may lasting 6hours all together cant wait:thinking: . was wondering anyone have any good tips to revise. this would probbaly help me and others reading this thread.
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[mod]#1
[SIZE=2]Study without distractions like TV etc and take regular breaks. Also don't stay up all night revising as when you get tired the brain will not store the information. So plenty of sleep, hard work and avoid the caffeine. :thumbsup:[/SIZE]
#2
For maths, phsyics and those kind of exams I find pastpapers the best. Usually you can find a link between questions they usually ask, just don't count on them. And wordy exams lots and lots of spider diagrams....
#3
stay off HUKDeals.
Wish I could take my own advise.
[admin]#4
I used to revise in short bursts- 45mins studying then take a break for 15mins, have a breath of fresh air and sometimes a glass of water. That worked well for me. You just have to find your own pattern and when you start getting tired- have some time off. Try not to put too much pressure on yourself too- you'll do fine :)
#5
I always read over and took bullets on the bits that were difficult. Idea was I would re-read the bullets ... never actually had time to re-read but writting them down consolidated the info.
#6
Ahhh AS levels!! Brings back memories lol. Dont go out with your mates on nights out when its near the time. Even if they are all like 'Ahhh man come on its only one night out!!' Revision tips vary from each person. I used to just read the textbook sometimes and i could get it like that. My Politics exams lasted 9 hours altogether and that was only one subject lol. So your not too bad
#7
mrtootough
stay off HUKDeals.
Wish I could take my own advise.


The feeling is mutual... wish I could stay away... but it's impossible!!

When I know I'm going to have an essay question on something, I make about 10-15 bullet points, from which I'd be able to write loads and loads. I take the first letter of each bullet point, and make a dirty/funny/memorable rhyme from it, in order to trigger the bullet list in my head.

Works wonders for me, but isn't great for keeping the info in there, but good for spewing it out on the day.
#8
Have a look at these pages.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/onelife/education/revision/tips.shtml

http://www.cambridgestudents.org.uk/examtime/revisiontips/

My advice is never to just read information, make notes on it, put it in to context in your own head. Pay close attention to section headings - they will help you to group information in your own head.

Make sure people know when you have scheduled time to revise so they don't disturb you.

Different people perform better at different times of the day. I always revise best in the mornings then I just lose concentration as the day goes on.

Most of all, don't put too much pressure on yourself and good luck!
#9
make a dirty/funny/memorable rhyme from it


You write dirty rhymes Emma? Care to share?
#10
Greg
You write dirty rhymes Emma? Care to share?


Too rude to share, but they definitely help me remember the bullets!!
#11
I hate revising I end up buying beer instead :thumbsup:
#12
avoid redbull/proplus


\redbull addict
#13
Syzable
[SIZE=2]Study without distractions like TV etc and take regular breaks. Also don't stay up all night revising as when you get tired the brain will not store the information. So plenty of sleep, hard work and avoid the caffeine. :thumbsup:[/SIZE]


:w00t: It really is not possible to revise without caffeine, essential IMO :-D
#14
I am currently going through my exams at Uni (mature student) and i always find the best way to revise is to hand write my notes quite a few times... dont know what it is, but the repition of writing it out by hand a few times seems to make it stick in my head.

Unless like today, where i have an exam and the only study i have done is 2 hours last night because mr 360 kept calling my name ;-)
#15
thanks, i need to start asap, i have so much coursework so as soon as that is done im gonna hit the books. once again thanks guys/gyals
#16
james132
For maths, phsyics and those kind of exams I find pastpapers the best. Usually you can find a link between questions they usually ask, just don't count on them. And wordy exams lots and lots of spider diagrams....



Excellent advice here. When doing my exams for my law degree I sat and did past papers over and over, in exam style conditions and it really helped me and alot of similar questions come up, try and get your hands on as many papers as you can and keep doing them. I also had spider diagrams all over the house, in the kitchen, in the bathroom, everywhere and found they also helped me too. :thumbsup: Good luck. :)
#17
pin bullet points to the back of the bathroom door
#18
jennybubbles
pin bullet points to the back of the bathroom door


Spend a lot of time in there, do you... ?!
#19
I think there is an increasing problem that seems to be gettting overlooked generally in education. These days of computers, laptops etc - many people find it increasingly hard to sit and write for 2-3 hrs solid - we are increasingly out of the habit of writing.

Writing notes helps but it is the combination of time pressure and writing (assuming that you have got something to write!!) which is becoming harder.

I know some places do practice exam conditions but many don't. Nephew doing A levels, his school have not done practice exam writing in timed conditions. He tells me he gets hand cramps after writing a sentence!!

He is also a wind up merchant so I am sure he will do very well....
#20
emmajk42
Spend a lot of time in there, do you... ?!

Not so much now hard to get peace and quiet with an ankle muncher running about. I havn't pee'd in peace for nearly 3 years!
Now I would pin them in the kitchen but hey ho
#21
My advice is:

Don't bother doing any revision until the night before.

Get p!ssed with your mates, smoke some dope & generally have a good time.....

But, the night before, cram as much in as you can (inputting stuff into a scientific calc helps too - you can then recall this in your exam - if you have to reset it, just pretend !!).

Eat plenty of haribo in the morning too as you cram more in, keeps you awake and gives you a sugar rush to your brain !!

That did me all through school, GCSE's, college & through my IT degree :D
#22
The key!! Haribo!!
#23
:giggle:
jennybubbles
Not so much now hard to get peace and quiet with an ankle muncher running about. I havn't pee'd in peace for nearly 3 years!


Lol, I know that feeling.
#24
ChrisUK
My advice is:

Don't bother doing any revision until the night before.

Get p!ssed with your mates, smoke some dope & generally have a good time.....

But, the night before, cram as much in as you can (inputting stuff into a scientific calc helps too - you can then recall this in your exam - if you have to reset it, just pretend !!).

Eat plenty of haribo in the morning too as you cram more in, keeps you awake and gives you a sugar rush to your brain !!

That did me all through school, GCSE's, college & through my IT degree :D


Minus the dope - replaced with general internet pratting about, I did exactly that.

And it didn't work for me! (mind you i also missed out the Haribo)
#25
ChrisUK
My advice is:


Eat plenty of haribo in the morning too as you cram more in, keeps you awake and gives you a sugar rush to your brain !!



This where I clearly went wrong and probably the very reason I fell asleep during my credit maths exam
#26
Why bother? Everytime you sit down for a revision session you'll be distracted by someone or something. And the only time you'll actually get down to doing it will be 4 in the morning, after a seriously heavy booze up, the night before the actual exam. You'll wake up really late on the day of the exam, in your rush to get there, you'll forget something really important behind like the scientific calculator or something. And after barely making it to the examination just before the cut of time for entry, you'll be overawed by the warmth of the exam room and the alcohol still whizzing around in the blood stream, you'll asleep 10 minutes into the exam. You'll be woken by the moderator shouting out, "5 minutes left", only to realise you've managed to answer half a question.

Just give up now I hear, McDonalds are recruiting.
#27
4Site
Why bother? Everytime you sit down for a revision session you'll be distracted by someone or something. And the only time you'll actually get down to doing it will be 4 in the morning, after a seriously heavy booze up, the night before the actual exam. You'll wake up really late on the day of the exam, in your rush to get there, you'll forget something really important behind like the scientific calculator or something. And after barely making it to the examination just before the cut of time for entry, you'll be overawed by the warmth of the exam room and the alcohol still whizzing around in the blood stream, you'll asleep 10 minutes into the exam. You'll be woken by the moderator shouting out, "5 minutes left", only to realise you've managed to answer half a question.

Just give up now I hear, McDonalds are recruiting.


Your very optimistic aren't you? :thumbsup:
#28
Just kidding mate lol.

Forget all else its all about actually doing the revision, be ruthless with your time.
#29
rajpop
avoid redbull/proplus


\redbull addict


It says ok the can that its good for students, though:?
#30
The above mentioned method got me 11 GCSE's, 4 A Levels & a 2:1 with hons BSc in IT :D

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