I hope you are all having a lovely Easter weekend, filled with lots of chocolate!
I know for many of you, the Easter holidays may be feeling like a long, hard slog with all that revision...I remember it well, whether it be GCSEs, A Levels, IB or revising for your Oxford exams it can feel like it's never-ending.
So, here are a few top revision tips:
* Make sure your revision is ACTIVE - If you're scanning or highlighting books for hours on end, you might feel like you've been revising for ages but has any of it actually gone in?
- The best way I found to memorise information was to literally copy out the textbooks again and again and again in my notes and repeat it back to myself out loud, until it stayed in my mind - sounds really boring I know...and it was but it worked for me!
* Questions and answers - another way I found to retain facts was to write myself a list of questions with the answers filled in underneath. The process of writing these helped me to remember the facts and then wherever I was, I could get them out and cover the answers and ask myself the questions. Equally if you get bored of revising alone, you could get a friend or family member to test you. They don't need to know the answers as you've already written them down below each question.
e.g When was the Battle of Hastings?
The Battle of Hastings was in 1066
* Cue cards - once you've written out your notes in long form, condense key information down into short bullet points. These should act as a prompt. When you look at the cue cards, start talking out loud about how you could expand on each one. Then when it comes to the exam, try to visualise each cue card which will jog your memory.
More tips coming soon!