How to Revise

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Hello everyone! I'm on holiday and I've been very busy, so I haven't had time to write a blog post. I prepared this one a while back, so I thought I'd post it! Sorry about this being unrelated but I promise my next post will be about beauty or fashion!

If you're anything like me, you get a lot of homework and revision, especially for over the school breaks. I thought I'd share with you my best revision and study tips! (I'm sorry this is an unrelated post, I'll be back with a proper post on Sunday)

First of all, you need something to revise out of. Obviously, you should use your school books, since they have all of your work in. For other resources, I recommend buying the CGP study books. I got them for Maths, English, Science and French, since they're my core subjects. They are often really cheap off sites like Amazon, if you are willing to get them delivered. They are a huge help! Another thing you can use is the internet. Your school may have the class textbooks online, which are a great help. There are also loads of study websites out there to help you.

Next, make sure you have the right equipment. If it's a language, you'll probably need a dictionary. If it's something like maths, you'll need a calculator, protractor, compass etc. You'll also need the basics: pens, pencils, ruler, paper and stuff like that.

Start by writing what you need to know down. This may take a while, but it really works for me. I often go through my school books in order, taking notes and using the revision guides for extra help. Make sure, you don't just read through your books as it won't help you retain anything.

Rewrite the key information, making it look prettier and more appealing. You can write mind maps, flash cards, do lists, draw pictures or anything else that may help. Use colour for the key words or underline them.

Read through it. What's the point in writing up all this revision if you're not even going to look at it? Make sure you read it whenever you have time. Keep flash cards in your bag to look at while in the car, or write notes on your phone for you to read through. The more you do this, the more it'll help.

Do practice questions (especially for maths and science). You might get something when it's written down, but if you're given a question could you answer it? There are loads of questions in the revision guides, as well as online, so you can practice. Don't just write out questions that you've done before and expect to get it.

My last tip is to take breaks. Don't feel like you have to do loads of revision all at once. Break it down into chunks. Do 30 mins to an hour and then have a break, before starting again. If you've been working hard at your revision, then reward yourself with a treat or some time away from school work!

That's it from me, I hope these tips really help you.

Love from Daisy x

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