Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Your Practical Revision Timetable


 

Sample Revision Plan Template for students taking exams

 
Days to
Exam

ACTIVITY
100
Rewire your confidence – you are destined for exam genius by using skills

99
Write down your motivational factors and your reward-for-work system

98
Acquire copies of past exam papers and grade criteria

97
Decide how you will avoid distractions and gain by working in short bursts

96
Custom design a practical and realistic revision timetable

95
Ensure you have knowledge & understanding of the exam board's success criteria

93
Make a list of all key topics and themes

90
Make lists of key words for arguments, concepts & connectives

85
Finish re-reading key texts; finish any secondary/background  reading

80
Copy notes & any highlights from books to one source

70
Re-arrange notes to fit the key topics and themes that you will be tested on

60
Copy and paste essential quotes, facts, ideas; reduce notes by 60%

55
Re-read key sections of books & check anything you’re still unclear about

50
Using exam papers, start planning essays using mindmaps/spider diagrams

45
Cut notes further but also make more use of visualisation to aid memory

40
Practise writing brilliant opening and closing paragraphs

35
Practise writing exam answers under timed conditions; show these to teachers;
ensure that your timing is accurate minute-by-minute

30
Revise essays and reflect critically on relevant content, style and structure
Remember that you need to give yourself some leisure time

25
Share work with 'study buddies' and check best practice with teachers

21
Cut notes down by half to ensure you have essential information

14
Learn your cut down notes thoroughly and test yourself – employ key cards;
Remember that you need to give yourself some leisure time

7
Revise your practise essays and memorise key phrases; trial run timed essays again

4
Check your key words for essay writing and revise from memory cards daily

1-3
Check essay plans and cards – avoid stress and exhaustion

0
- HAVE A VERY SUCCESSFUL AND PLEASANT EXAM -





1 comment:

  1. "Neuroscience research keeps providing insights into the way the brain learns, which can easily be incorporated into teaching practice. We know that a key aspect of learning is the strengthening of the connections, called synapses, between particular sets of neurons.

    One fascinating result of research in this field is that synaptic strengthening is greatly enhanced when studying or training is spaced out over time instead of amassed during a short interval.

    When I was a student I did a lot of cramming during the days and hours immediately prior to my exams. This allowed me to do well, but now we know that I would have learned better and retained information longer if I had studied consistently throughout the semester."

    See http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/classroom_qa_with_larry_ferlazzo/2012/10/response_using_brain-based_learning_in_the_classroom.html?cmp=SOC-SHR-TW

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