With my upcoming GCSE exams I am quite familiar with the word revision. So today I thought I would share some of my tips, to hopefully help you
1. Start early- The earlier you start the more time you will have to take all the information in and means you will be less stressed when the exams come around. If you do 20 mins a day, that 20 mins less you have to do before the exam
. 2. Don't just read your notes- There is very few of us in the world who can read a book and take it all in. By doing someone active you are more likely to take it in. This leads in to my next point.
3. Find out what sort of learner you are. There are a lot of tests online you can do if you are unsure. Basically the main types include ; Read and write learner- who benefits from writing out the notes and doing look right cover check. auditory learners, prefer to listen to things then read about them. These people really benefit from watching videos or recording them self saying their notes. Visual learners learn by seeing. Diagrams and lots of colour appeal to these people. And kinaesthetic learners who learn by doing. They may learn by making models etc.
4. Change up your revision style & know what doesn't work for you. For example I can't revise with music in the background or with other people. But you may be completely different. Its best to start early to find out what works best for you. ( if you like revising with music, listening to tracks without words or to the radio may be useful
So you don't have to go back and change it every five mins. So you don't get bored of the revision style you have try something new for example mind maps, posters and flashcards. If I have a exam with a long question answer I like to write out some practise questions and put them in a cup and pick one out to answer. This would work great with group revision. Try different apps. Memrise is great if you are doing a language. CGP do science apps which you have to pay for but they also do DVDs for maths that are really useful
5. Be prepared Make sure you have all you need. Make sure you have the text books for the exam. CGP make the best books, I find. Make sure you know what exam board you are doing because each one is different. Download as many past papers as possible as these are what your exams will be like.
6. The last steps- Finally make sure you have breaks, drink plenty of water and have some motivation. I hopefully am going to be getting a DSLR camera for my GCSE's. That definitely helps me stay focused.
Hope you found this useful ( sorry it was so long) x
Good luck :)