8 hours ago
Hey everyone! Since it’s Tuesday (only just!), and Tuesday is random post day, I thought I’d make a post with my top 5 tips for revising. A lot of these are easier said than done, but I think it’s helpful to know that it does actually help (at least for me it does). Please note that these are all my personal opinions and don’t work for everyone. Anyway, with that, let’s get started!
1 - Make revision cards. For those who don’t know what I mean, a revision card is a small piece of paper with a question on one side and the answer on the back. For example: (front) What has the atomic number 8 on the periodic table? (back) Oxygen. I know it sounds foolish and tedious, but believe me it’s worth it.
2 - Write stuff down. It’s great that you’re watching all these videos and reading all of these books, but writing stuff down is the number one method to hammer stuff in to your mind. Even if it’s just a quick note, it will be in your muscle memory and your mind.
3 - Take a break every so often. You will eventually come to despise revision if you do hours of it with no break. If you take a 5 minute break every 20 minutes, you (hopefully) won’t lose your stride but also won’t lose your interest too. It also means you get to pee, which is great.
4 - Make acronyms. This sounds stupid, but it’s amazing. You’re more likely to remember something like “Have No Fear Of Ice Cold Beer” than Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Fluorine, Oxygen, Iodine, Chlorine and Bromine. For those who are curious, those are the diatomic elements. This doesn’t work for everyone, but I find it really helpful.
5 - Do it with a friend. Now, this one is very hit or miss. A lot of people either want to do revision by themselves, and the rest do it with someone else. It’s like Marmite; you either love it or hate it. Anyway, back to the point. Doing revision with another person has so many benefits, especially if they’re doing the same exams as you. For example I find it really useful comparing our knowledge and how we remember certain things, as some people’s methods are a lot easier than others.
Hope this helped you guys out ✌🏻