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Revision Revolution This booklet suggests ways to help your brain remember things…….. It still needs your help to make it happen before exams!
Don’t just learn - RECALL After 10 minutes Again after 1 day Again after 1 week Again after 1 month Again after 3months You can recall by reading, writing, drawing, talking acting, thinking……ANYTHING about it!
The Ideal Study Hour
Looking and Learning Draw a mind map. Make up a diagram to show the main facts and ideas. Use a highlighter to highlight the keywords you need to learn. Trace each word in the air. You could use different colour for different subjects. Try to create a guided visualisation for other members of your group – try it out on them.
Hearing and Learning With a partner read the text clearly aloud, paying close attention to the way it sounds. Now try reading it to yourself softly, (not silently in your head). Make up questions to ask about the text and then question your revision ‘partner’ - This might be a friend, or family, perhaps even yourself especially of you leave a gap before saying out loud or writing your answers to the questions. Make up a role play where you act out events or processes. Decide on the key words and facts you need to learn. Experiment with different ways of saying the keywords out loud. Maybe use different voices or emphasize different parts of the word. Make up a mnemonic to remember important facts. “Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain”: Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet.
Doing and Learning Go for a walk or move around as you read through the text. Write out the main points on index cards and then arrange the cards in order. Turn them over then try and remember what each one says. Don’t expect to get it right first time. It’s fine to check when you can’t remember. Use ‘post-it’ notes to write down the main points OR main questions. Stick the ‘post-it’ notes around the wall or room. Use different colours and move the notes around. Imagine the main points fixed on parts of your body –big toe, knee, elbow, nose etc. Move or touch each part as you remember the point.
….... Remember ! Reading is often the start, but when you read, you are taking information IN. You need to practise putting information OUT like you do for an exam. So stop reading after 5minutes and write or talk or draw to practise putting the information OUT.
What Helps You To Study?
When is your Ideal Study Period? MONTUESWEDTHURSFRI 4pm – 5pm 5pm – 6pm 6pm – 7pm 7pm – 8pm 8pm – 9pm 9pm – 10pm SAT SUN
Where are you on the Revision Wheel? I DON’T WANT TO REVISE I’ve never done revision for exams and it’s always been OK I’ll probably need to do some revision this year I want to revise for my exams this year I’ve tried revision but it could be better I feel confident in my revision programme
Be Successful! Recall your lessons Try the Ideal Study Hour – it reduces stress as well as helping your brain Keep Healthy – eat well, sleep well, reward yourself