Improving My Revision Work
Organised, regular revision enables you to recall the information necessary for your exams – You should revise topics each day after class, at the weekend and before each exam/test.
HOW TO REVISE
Make out a list of topics you have to revise for each subject (use your text book & exam papers)
Make every effort to understand fully each topic you are revising.
Make out a revision timetable – This enables you to be organised and avoid stress. (See timetable template in your journal and on the school website)
Revising with 1-2 friends can be a great help – you can explain topics to and ask question of each other.
HOW TO REVISE A TOPIC
Before you open a book – ask yourself what do you know about the topic and check questions you could be asked. Pre-test yourself on what you already know by asking the 5 W’s –who, what, where, when and and why. *
Make out short notes or points as you read, using your preferred note taking style * (keywords, mind maps, diagrams, flash cards, mnemonics).
When you are finished, close notes and test yourself again. Review .
Open the book, correct the mistakes you made and revise slowly.
Take your time – no point revising a topic on a Monday and then having to revise it again in a few days because you didn’t do it fully.
“The Principle of Learning“
- Have a go — 2. Make mistakes — 3. Correct them!
And- You only know a topic if you can teach/explain it to a friend!
*Use SQ4R Method for Learning: Survey Question, Read, Recite Rewrite & Review, or
*POKER-Pre-test, Overview, Keywords/facts, Etch and Sketch, Review.