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#1 andykinsey

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Posted 15 November 2004 - 08:37 PM

Hi All,

I stumbled upon this site two years ago whilst, looking around for resources for a web-site i used to run, somewhere along the line i got so busy i stopped doing it and consequently stopped visiting this site. Since my last visit almost 10months back this site's been improved greatly in my opinion and although my time is of very limited quantities at the moment, i will start using it again in the hope i can get the site going again and also to help with my revision for my upcoming GCSE next July.

I can see clearly that this will help with my revision and hope that this plus my efforts elses where will enable me to get the best reult possible.

As is stated above my time is very limited which mean i don't have much time for revision inthe first place due to work, this means very little revision is done and also that when i do get time (i.e. weekends) i end-up getting dragged away from it after a few minutes, through no fault of my own. so i would appreciate any ideas you have on this front on how i can get revision in on limited time scale.

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#2 Mr Field

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Posted 15 November 2004 - 08:49 PM

Well, firstly - you won't get your best exam result without revising properly. Using a website is no 'quick fix' for good, well planned revision. From what you say you are looking for some sort of quick solution so I'm afraid we cannot be of much assistance there - it is not a good idea.

However, the fact you are thinking about revision so soon I really think that you are making an effort and should be congratulated for doing this.

What you need is a carefully planned revision timetable. A good timetable will include time for relaxing, time for activities with friends, time for your life and time for specific revision. It is vital to be realistic i.e. set yourself clear goals and make sure you achieve them. Set yourself short 15 minute tasks and start doing this early.

Think about the way you feel you learn best - focus on how you can adapt your revision to fit your style of learning.

There is some really good advice about this at:

http://www.bbc.co.uk...ion_intro.shtml
http://www.users.glo...d/revision.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk...nstreet/skills/
http://www.school-po...p?GroupID=17593

Finally, early in the new year the Revision section of this website will undergo quite a major update. It won't offer quick solutions, but will offer a wide range of ways you can revise and do your best! http://www.schoolhis...co.uk/revision/ We will create a section with revision advice and ideas so watch this space! :)

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#3 andykinsey

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Posted 15 November 2004 - 08:54 PM

well your right to an extent put not totally, i am looking for a quick fix at the minute but over the next few week im organising my timetable better to get more time for revision. in the time i will get for this revision as you said it will be my intention to get a schedule sorted. and another thing my work doesn't entail much more than sitting at a computer and watching over some children in the cybercafe, so im revising in this time aswel, although some of the time admitedly isn't spent on the revision but on talking to fellow collegues.

Edited by andykinsey, 15 November 2004 - 08:55 PM.


#4 Mr Field

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Posted 15 November 2004 - 08:58 PM

well your right toa n extent put not totally, i am looking for a quick fix at the minute but over the next few week im organising my timetable better to get more time for revision. in the time i will get for this revision as you said it will be my intention to get a schedule sorted. and another thing my work doesn't entail much more than sitting at a computer and watching over some children in the cybercafe, so im revising in this time aswel!

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Well, the fact you are starting this early suggests to me that you are sneakily really keen to get the highest possible grade. Start planning your revision - but don't forget you've probably got lots of new material to still to learn for the first time.

Planning your time sensibly is the key. One thing you could do at work would be to create lots of small revision cards with key facts or short questions. An interactive version of this will appear around Easter-time at http://www.schoolhis....uk/flashcards/

#5 andykinsey

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Posted 15 November 2004 - 09:02 PM

well your correct in what your saying i am in fact wanting the highest grade i can achieve, hopefully its an A* or A but a B is hwere im at i think, and i started revsiing some weeks ago like i am now but the time is shot as i said, and these revision cars how do they work?

#6 Mr Field

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Posted 15 November 2004 - 10:14 PM

well your correct in what your saying i am in fact wanting the highest grade i can achieve, hopefully its an A* or A but a B is hwere im at i think, and i started revsiing some weeks ago like i am now but the time is shot as i said, and these revision cars how do they work?

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You can make some simple revision cards from your own notes. You can buy small cards, or even make your own.

On one side put a keyword, on the other put what it means. You can do the same for dates, places, events and so on. This way you reduce your own notes down to something you can take with you and revise anywhere - on the bus, even between lessons!!

With the link I gave I was just saying how I have an interactive version of these basic card revision activity that I'll complete nearer exam time. :)

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Posted 16 November 2004 - 09:19 PM

This was a further link that I should have added too - http://www.johndclare.net/a_GCSE.html




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