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REVISION …a negative threat …a negative threat …a process of recording, assimilating, understanding and applying REVISION IS A SKILL!!
Self-sabotage – Where it all goes wrong Wasting time (cups of tea, texting, tidying…) Working too hard (exhaustion) Postponing revision The persuasive power of ‘friends’ Poor planning Worrying about it rather than actually doing it
HOW CAN YOU IMPROVE THE EFFICIENCY OF YOUR REVISION? Break up a 2-hour session into 4 shorter sessions. These should be about 25 minutes each Take a short planned break between. Do something NICE during these breaks This makes learning more efficient AND more effective.
THEORIES OF AGGRESSIONBasicReasonableGood Outline of SLT(100 words) ✓✓✓ Outline evaluation of SLT (200 words) including IDA ✓✓ Outline of deindividuation (100 words) ✓ Outline evaluation deindividuation (200 words) including IDA ✓ Description of SLT (200 words) ✓✓ Evaluation of SLT (400 words) including IDA ✓ Description of deindividuation (200 words) etc…. ✓✓
One solid session 4 shorter sessions Yellow area shows the improvement.
This graph shows how much your brain can recall later. It rises for about 10 minutes …and then falls. HOW OFTEN SHOULD I REVISE?
If you re-revise again, after 1 week, then it falls even more slowly! (This is…even better still)
METHOD OF LOCI Bring to mind a familiar building or walk. Take a moment to conduct a mental walk through it
Aggression increases after dexfenfluramin e Metabolite levels low in aggressive individuals Serotonin inhibits amygdala Low levels of serotonin associated with aggression Aggressive dogs had lower serotonin levels Serotonin levels lower in anti- social individuals THE SEROTONIN KITCHEN
ELABORATION Elaboration makes material more MEMORABLE Posters, diagrams, discussions with friends, explaining it to the cat…
Don’t… listen to fools “No point going over your notes at this point, if you don’t know it now, you never will.” “They can’t ask the same question two exams in a row” I’m doomed “Exams are a waste of time anyway, I’m going to the University of Life like my dad did.”
1.For each topic, identify 2-3 key pieces of research. 2.Note the name of the person(s) associated with the research. Picture them written down, and repeat them 3 times to help you remember them. 3.Consider why this research was significant. Say this out loud so you can hear yourself saying why it was significant. 4.Repeat this for several topics – this gives you something concrete as a starting point. 5.If you have time, go back and learn a little more about each topic.
Building up your knowledge Date of research Name of researcher Key findingsSignificance of findings Evaluation 1981Lyon et al.In schizophrenics, as dose of antipsychotic medication increased so density of brain tissue decreased. Explains why there are enlarged ventricles – they are consequence of high levels of anti- psychotic medication. Challenges the view that enlarged ventricles cause schizophrenia
Don’t…write letters to the examiner Dear Examiner I am sorry that my exam paper is such a mess. I had hoped to get a question on media violence so this question has thrown me quite a bit. Also, I haven’t been feeling very well and last week my dad said he would throw me out if I didn’t pass this exam. Could you please pass me even though I don’t really know very much? We have had lots of different psychology teachers at our school this term, and I think the one we have at the moment has an alcohol problem.
FAQs “Should I spend more time on my best question” Not a good idea – try to spend the same amount of time on each question. It is easier to get decent marks for all three questions than it is to get outstanding marks from just one of them. Leave space in your answer book, you can go back if you have time and add some more.
FAQs “What should I do if I go blank in the exam” Stay calm! Panic makes is harder to think clearly and to remember detail Move on to something else rather than forcing the memory – it may come back later If really stuck, jot down key words, make connections to jump start your memory Close your eyes, de-stress for a couple of minutes.
FAQs “What if I finish early?” Stay in the exam room – once you leave, you lose the opportunity to add more material and gain more marks Use the time to review your answers and check to see if you have missed anything important Uses the ‘what if I go blank strategies’ to recover ‘forgotten’ material
REVISION HOTLIST Revise actively Read lots of accounts Be ‘multi-sensory’ Don’t gamble on topics Work for realistic intervals and don’t mess up your bodily rhythms