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Revision techniques. How To Revise Successfully. How To Revise. To do well in exams you need to spend lots of time on revision. Use these SMART revision tips to help: Put information into your memory Keep it there Get it back out in an exam. SMART Revision. S – Summarising M – Memorising

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Revision techniques

Revision techniques

How To Revise Successfully

How to revise
How To Revise

  • To do well in exams you need to spend lots of time on revision.

  • Use these SMART revision tips to help:

    • Put information into your memory

    • Keep it there

    • Get it back out in an exam

Smart revision
SMART Revision

  • S – Summarising

  • M – Memorising

  • A – And

  • R – Revising

  • T – Testing


  • Read through a topic in your book

  • Pick out main ideas, facts, key terms and skills

  • Make short notes


  • Learn your summary notes until you can write them out or say them from memory.

  • Best done little and often in short bursts of no more than 20 minutes


  • Keep going back over your notes to check you can still remember them

  • This will enable you to get the facts out easier in an exam

  • Like memorising this is better done in short bursts little and often


  • To test if you really do know and understand your work try to answer some test questions

  • Ask your subject teachers for past papers or web links to these

  • If you have difficulty remembering, do more memorising and revising

How to learn brain friendly revision and getting ready to revise
How to LearnBrain Friendly Revision and Getting Ready to Revise

  • Clear your workspace

  • Follow your revision timetable and use your time effectively

  • Figure out what you already know

  • Always review notes the same day they are made

  • Think about why you want to succeed

  • Drink plenty of water, eat healthily and exercise

  • Share your goals with someone else, it will help you achieve them

  • Use lots of different ways of studying

The vak way to good revision
The VAK way to good revision

  • Use lots of colour

  • Use highlighter pens to pick out key points

  • Use coloured index cards and sort them into topics and headings

  • Use symbols and pictures instead of words

  • Make colourful mind maps or spider diagrams

  • Put these colourful diagrams up in your house

  • Tape your summarised notes and listen to them

  • Read your notes out loud

  • Explain the main points and how to do something to a study buddy

Handy hints
Handy Hints

  • Organise your place of study

  • Collect all the things you might need beforehand

  • Decide on an timetable you can stick to

  • Take regular stretch breaks every 20 mins

  • Get enough sleep

  • Think positively – YOU CAN DO IT!

You can do it

  • Don’t let stress stop you from learning

  • Visualise yourself being successful

  • Believe in yourself