Eat. Sleep. Revision. Repeat. |High Street Spy|

16 Mar

Hello lovely ones,

I feel I haven’t blogged in like forever, and I put that down to 2 reasons, not really knowing what to blog and because in a few months I am taking GCSE exams, so I am revising bits and bobs, which I know is probably not enough and I need to do more. So basically the closer I get to exams, the less and less I will be able to blog, maybe not at all if I’m honest because that is my priority, then I will be right back to all you lovely lot. I hope I don’t lose too many of you wonderful readers during this time, as a lot of work has gone into the small number of followers my blog has so please don’t unfollow me because I will be back.

Anyway, I know a lot of you are around the same age as me, did their exams not that long ago or will be doing them in a few years time so I thought I’d be extremely boring and share with you how I revise, and in return you can comment what has been working for you and we can help each other out in return.

1. Revision cards/ post-it notes

Boringgggggggg but I think they do work because you get to compress all the information down into small notes and sections which is way easier to remember. The only downside with these is that you’ll end up have loads and they aren’t very neat for clean freaks like myself, then can be easily misplaced if you are unorganized. But another way you can use these is a question/ answer sort of thing to test yourself.

2. Write in colour 

Your brain remembers colour better than just plain black because it can link specific information with a colour as a sort of picture. I used this method to revise my french speaking and I got a B, which is pretty good for someone who sucks at french as much as me.

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Source: We Heart It

3. Record yourself speaking the information 

Saying knowledge out loud can help you remember the information and you can listen to it back from your phone or i-pod when you’re feeling lazy.

4. Mind Map

These also help you compress your notes down and make your notes more visually appealing so your brain finds it easier to remember.

5. Revision Timetable 

Be realistic (unlike I have done) and timetable your revision, write down when you want to revise the subject and how long for, and remember to schedule in free time and other things you might do eg. TV and dance class. (If anyone wants a template of a revision timetable to print off, let me know and I’ll be happy to e-mail you one.) I am yet to stick to mine but when I get better from this illness I currently have, I will take it a lot more seriously. I hope.

For the foreseeable future my life is going to be eat, sleep, revision, repeat, but hopefully it will be worth it in the end.

How are you all revising? Have you tried out any of these methods and have they worked?

My posts will not be this boring again, I just felt I needed to make a post out of my blogging absence!

See you all soon.

Maisie x  

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4 Responses to “Eat. Sleep. Revision. Repeat. |High Street Spy|”

  1. cherryblossom15 March 16, 2014 at 6:54 pm #

    Gcses aren’t fun! I really like flashcards and things. I also find that working through the GCSE specifications for whichever board you’re doing in a subject can really help secure your knowledge. Also does anyone have any tips for staying motivated?! Great post. Xx

  2. blushingbeauty9 March 16, 2014 at 7:45 pm #

    Flash cards are great for History- I have mocks and exams going up so I have schedules loads of posts!xx

  3. Simytoe March 17, 2014 at 12:22 am #

    Writing my notes in different colours definitely helps! And I hope you feel better soon 🙂

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