A great revision technique (whatever your learning style), is to look over past exam papers.
This helps in two ways:
- It gets you used to the layout of the exam
- It familiarises you with the wording of the questions
One of the most common reasons students give for skipping questions in an exam is ‘I didn’t understand the question’. In almost all of these situations, the issue isn’t that you don’t have the knowledge but that you’re not used to being asked for information in this way. By taking the time to look over past exam and specimen papers, you’ll be able to read between the lines to better understand what is being asked.
Another tip is using visual aids
Whether you’re a visual learner or not, visual aids can act as a great reminder of what you need to know for your exams. Simply pinning up keywords, formulas and facts around your study area can help you remember things subconsciously. On the day of your exam, when you’re trying to think of a specific formula and that yellow post-it note from your bedroom wall pops into your head, you’ll be glad you did this.
Using visual aids is also a great way of remembering important information at work. If you develop the habit of using visual aids, you’ll be able to use the same strategy when it comes to learning new information in your future workplace.
We’ve gathered all the best revision tips and techniques that we’ve shared with high school students over the years and we’ve put them in a series of posts to help you get started revising more effectively. This is the second post. To find the first post of this series, click on this link:
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