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Tips for Revision and Examination
Last-minute ‘cramming’ for exams is the worst of all worlds- it is very stressful, is unlikely to lead to good marks and you won’t be able to remember much of it within a few days of leaving the exam room.
It makes much more sense to start exam revision in plenty of time – all it takes is a little planning and self-discipline to avoid late nights, cold sweats and so-so grades.
Revising for Exams
Here are nine tips on revising for exams :
  •  Make use of your learning style when you revise
  •  Plan in good time
  •  Active revision
  •  Old exam papers 
  •  Pace yourself
  •  You are not alone
  •  Reward yourself
  •   Trust
  •   Look after yourself
  I. Make use of your learning style when you revise
 
Tips for Visual Learners
  • Rewrite your notes as mind-maps
  • Use colour to highlight important things
  • Draw diagrams and sketches to help you remember points.
Tips for Auditory Learners
  • Read your notes aloud
  • Record yourself on cassette reading key points of your notes aloud, then listen to the tape afterwards.
  • Revise with other students if you can
  • Sing the main points. Linking them with a tune may help you remember them.
 
Tips for learners who are readers and writers:
  • Copy out your notes.
  • Read your notes silently.
  • Rewrite the key points using different words.
  • Write down key points from memory.
Tips for Active Learners:
  • Move around the room
  • Revise while you do Kung-fu moves or other physical activity
  • Mentally review what you`ve been revising while you`re swimming or jogging.
II. Plan in good time
Timetable:
  • How much time have you got?
  • What do you need to do?
A week in hand:
  • Aim to have your revision completed by a week before your exams.This gives you: flexibility in case of illness.
  • A chance to spend longer on something that proves difficult
  • A break before you sits for your exams.
Select :
  • What topics do you need to revise?
  • How much time do they need?
Targets:
  • Be realistic about
  • The targets you set for yourself
  • How much time you will need?
Balance:
  • Aim for a balance between subjects you are strong in and those which you are less confident about.
III. Active revision
It`s not enough just to re-read notes, make your revision active! Here show
Paper:
  • Have plenty of paper and a pen handy.
Memorize:
  • Study a section of your notes, and memorize the essential points.
Write :
  • Put your notes out of sight, and write down from memory the essential things you learned.
Check :
  • Check with your notes.
Learn:
  • Note any points you omitted or kgot wrong, and learn them.
Cards:
  • Reduce notes to essential points, either bu highlighting or underlining.
  • Use these points to make memory aids on index cards or similarsized pieces of paper.
  • Use a separate card for each topic.
  • Write down important points to remember about each topic.
  • Carry these cards with you where ever you go. Review them in your spare moments.
IV. Old exam papers
  • Look through old exam papers
  • Make outline plans for the answers
  • Note carefully the slight differences in how questions are asked from year to year.
V. Pace yourself
  • Use your time well.
  • Don`t try to do too much at once. Take a break from time kto time in each study period.
VI. You’re not alone
  • Revise with other people sometimes; if you don’t feel that you’ve entirely grasped a topic, or don’t have any `new` ideas on it, discussing it with other students can be helpful. This is especially useful for Auditory Learners.
VII. Reward yourself
  • Recognize the targets you have achieved. Mark your progress on your revision plan so that you can see what you are achieving.
VIII. Trust
  • Trust your memory.
  • Once you know a subject thoroughly, move on to the next. Don’t keep checking your memory to see if it`s doing its job.
  • Its like a filing system, and it will produce what is required at the appropriate time
IX. Look after yourself
Sorry to sound like your Mum, but
Diet
  • Try and eat a healthy diet, not just chips and burgers! Take time out for meals; don’t try to work while you`re eating dinner.
Exercise
  • Get some exercise! You don’t have to go mad. 20 minutes exercise 2-3 time a week will give you more stamina, help reduce stress and help you to sleep.
Rest
  • Don’t try to work through the night before an exam.
  • Go to bed in good time and get as much sleep as you can.
Taking exams
Here are eight tips for helping you cope on the day of an exam:
  • Carry the original hall ticket to the examination hall, keeping one Xerox copy of the hall ticket at home.
  • Write the hall ticket number on the main answer sheet seeing the hall ticket and also on every additional sheet taken.
  • Write the total number of additional sheets taken on the main answer sheet.
  • Write the page number on the additional sheet.
  • Underline the important definitions, phrases etc.
  • Diagram to be drawn neatly and labeling to be done on the right side by extending the lines.
  • In Mathematics and Physical Science check the answers and write the answers with units, if any.
  • Plan your time such that last 15 min you can revise the answers.
 

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