But! In an attempt to motivate myself as well this study leave I am going to share this little guide to revision. It may be a bit too late for some of them.. but better late than never!
|Image from weheartit.com|
1) Find out what type of learner you are. Eg visual - you will revise best doing a visual activity such as making bright posters and displaying them round your house. this is something I find deeply useful!
2) Make revision schedules.....and stick to them (I'm good at making them, and in fact can spend several days on this procrastination activity. But you must do what it says!)
3) Don't revise one subject over the top - remember to space it out and give around an equal amount to all your subjects - including the ones you hate!
4) Equally, don't put off your worst subject. This will just make it an even more tricky obstacle for you come exams
5) Revise in the holidays. During the school term you often find yourself too busy with homework to revise. So put some thought and consideration into how you spend youer holidays - at the very least take the time to organise all your notes
6) For prelims (which happen in Scotland anyway...) / practice exams, don't do full past papers, but only focus on singular questions - you won't have covered the entire course making this tricky, and its best to keep past papers for just before your actual exams.
7) For subjects such as English where you have dramas, plays, or texts, learn quotes! This is much easier than learning entire passages or poems off by heart and can be much quicker to fire back to in your head in the exam
8) Find someone you can revise with, especially before the real exams. This keeps you sane and concentrated, and even better if you're doing the same subject - you can teach eachother what you don't know
9) Make sure you're clued up on key concepts. You need the basic knowledge before you can do anything with it!
10) Library-like environments are much easier to work in. Or work in a classroom with supervision - helping you stay focused
11) Try to work all the way through the year! (Yes, something I always get to this time of year and tell myself would have been so helpful... I'm sure it would be!!)
12) Don't use prelims/practice exams as a way of working out your weaknesses - or class tests. Because all revising is useful later on - and you may need to use these tests and practice exams as evidence for appeals
13) Facebook...You will use it to keep in contact with the real world during study leave, but don't rely on it too much. Instead make secure plans to meet up with friends in person. A LOT of time is collectively wasted by adolescents on facebook!
14) Revise earlier in the day to let it sink in. Often you have more effort when still in your semi-stupor state of having just woken up. Later on your mind drifts easier
15) Procrastination takes all sorts of forms.. If easily distracted by noise wear ear plugs. If visually distracted sit somewhere calm, facing outside if possible. If by the internet (aren't we all?!) then cut down your time! and have an end time to your blogspot reading!
|Image from weheartit.com|
twitter | bloglovin' | hello cotton