Powerpoint with revision tips - KC4L by yurtgc548


									                   where should
  how does          you revise?
knowing your                            how should
learning style                          you revise?
   help you
                   How to make
                   Revision work
                    for you in Y9

      how often
                                    when should
      should you
                                     you revise?

      Select the question you want answering
   Where should you revise?

What’s wrong with this   This is a much better
method of revision?      way to revise. Why?
       Where should you revise?
• In a quiet room, perhaps a bedroom,
• Warm and well-lit,
• With a table to work at,
• Ideally, with a table-lamp, to help you to focus on
  the page,
• No distractions e.g. TV not on, no loud rock/pop
  music (music with words),
• With a clock for timing (as described later),
• Everything you need in one place e.g. books,
  paper, pens, colours…..
      How should you revise?
• Simply reading about a subject is not
• You need to actually be doing something
  with the information to help you remember
  the work,
 your brain needs to be active!
• You have learnt different ways of doing
  this over the last few years.
     When should you revise?

• Start your revision early each evening,
  before your brain gets tired.

• Break your time into shorter sessions with
  a break in between each session,
 this makes your revision much more
 e.g. work for 30 minutes, take a 5 minute
 break, then work for another 30 minutes
Why should you take breaks when you
are revising?
If you just sit down to revise, without a definite
finishing time,
then your learning efficiency falls lower and
like this:
How can you improve this?
• If you decide at the beginning
• how long you will work for, with a clock,
• then as your brain knows the end is coming,
• the graph rises towards the end
How can you improve this even more?

 • If you break up a 2-hour session,
 • into 3 shorter sessions with breaks in

  Compare the next 2 graphs:
One solid session

 4 shorter sessions
 The yellow area
 shows the
What the graphs show:
• Breaking into shorter sessions with
  planned breaks means that your revision
  is much more effective.
• Remember to keep the breaks short. You
  could use the 5 minutes to:
  –   go for some fresh air,
  –   have a drink,
  –   have something to eat,
  –   listen to a song……..
 Making a revision timetable
• Making a revision timetable is crucial to
  your success in exams

• The next slides will tell you how to make
You should start by making a
note of:
• the date of your exam
• work, family and personal demands on your
• the number of weeks/days/hours you have
• the subjects you need to revise over that time
  – You should list all the topics that you need to
    revise and then break the topics into
    manageable chunks
  – ask your teacher for a list of topics or use a
    revision guide to help you do this
• Now write all the topics into a
  timetable that takes you from
  today up to your exams.
• Be realistic about how much time you have
  and produce a timetable that distributes the
  topics and spreads the workload accordingly.
• Remember that it is very important to
  allocate time to review your work at the end
  of each day and again every few days
  otherwise it will be forgotten and you will
  have to relearn it.
Revision Timetables – Things to Remember
• Plan for half-hour sessions
• Plan to revise specific topics in each subject, not
  everything at once
• Ensure that each session starts by tackling the most
  difficult bits
• Plan to cover each subject several times and revisit
  each one near to the exams.
• As you work through each topic tick it off on your list,
  also tick off reviews
• As D-Day looms, decide whether you should refine your
  timetable. Focus on what you're weakest on.
• Do allow yourself time off.
How does knowing your learning
    style help you revise?
• We don’t all learn in the same way.
• This means that the best and most effective
  ways for some people to revise are often
  not the most effective ways for others to
• You need to try out different methods of
  revision and find out which ones are best for
  The different styles of learning
• Visual learners learn best when they can see
  or visualise their information. This could be in
  the form of notes, diagrams, symbols, pictures,
  and so on.
• Auditory learners learn best by taking their
  cues from sounds. Information becomes more
  meaningful for them when it is spoken out loud.
• Kinaesthetic learners learn best through using
  touch, movement and space. Learning most
  often occurs through imitation and practice.

• Nobody is exclusively a visual, auditory or
  kinaesthetic learner, we all have elements of
  each. However, one style of learning will
  tend to stand out.
• You will need to try lots of different methods
  of revision and see which ones work best.
• Sometimes different methods work best for
  different types of work
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