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How should you go about revising?

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There are 3 areas to revise

1. Medicine through time - using revision sheets and past papers
2. Source evaluation - using notes and the new textbooks
3. Hitler's Germany - using revision sheets and past papers

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1. PLANNING - be organised, make a realistic plan you can stick to and STICK TO IT

2. BE REALISTIC - do not attempt to revise for more than 45 minutes at a stretch - break up your revision with breaks and rewards. If you give yourself a 10 minute break between two 45 minute sessions you will be amazed how much more you will achieve

3. BE PURPOSEFUL - Don't give up - even a mountain of work gets smaller and more manageable once you start to revise

4. KEEP IN ALL IN PROPORTION Your GCSE's are important, but in terms of life the universe and everything they are not THAT important. Work hard but don't make yourself ill over it, you can live with the consequences if you don't get what you want first time!

5. SUPPORT each other in your revision - if you can find someone to revise with and to test you it is often a big help. it is also useful to have someone to talk to about it.

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1. Sort out the environment you are going to work in. MINIMISE STRESS make sure you have everything you need - files, books , pens, paper etc. readily to hand. Make sure it's a quiet place, not stuffy, enough light, refreshments close to hand - a place where you are comfortable.

2. Plan your time - make a revision timetable and stick to it as much as you can

3. Plan your folder - divide into sections that are ordered and structured - use the Medicine revision planner given. Divide Germany work into logical sections.

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1. Play "In the first place"  with revision cards
2. Use "Memory Maps" for complicated topics - use pictures and symbols that spring to your mind. Place finished memory maps above your desk just above eye level
3. Regularly test yourself in exam condition
4. When taking additional notes remember to try and interact with your notes. Consider the topic title, ask yourself what the notes made you think of, make connections.
5. Give yourself regular breaks - the average attention span is about 15 minutes!!.   give yourself regular five minute breaks when you do something completely different e.g. listen to music, make a cup of tea -- you might want to use rewards e.g. I can have a chocolate biscuit if I learn this Memory map -- you'll get fat but it might help you learn
6. Many people concentrate better with a little background music on - experiment - does it help you? if yes then DO IT
7. Mobilise a friend - revise together - use each other to brainstorm how you approach certain questions, test each other orally
8. Always make sure there is a range of activities and aids to your revision.
9. Auditory - things you can listen do - other people, you could make revision tapes if you find the spoken word  more helpful than written revision cards
10. Visual - things you can see - revision cards, memory maps etc.
11. kinaesthetic-  Don't just sit still all the time. many people learn well when they are moving - In the First Place game is very useful

Most Importantly START REVISING NOW!

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