• Question: What methods did you use to help you revise for chemistry?

    Asked by mss1638 to Sylvia, Sumit, Martin, Kate, Bryony, Aryanne on 7 Mar 2019.
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      Kate McGonagle answered on 7 Mar 2019:


      Oh this is a really good question. For me, it was the same for all my subjects, I needed a lot of repetition and just reading notes doesn’t work for me I have to be physically doing something – so writing out the same notes a few times over seemed to solidify them in my mind (always with some music on, that helps get me in the zone). After I’d done that for all the topics I would start doing past papers! I think that was invaluable for me – to see the kind of questions that come up and practise the exam format.

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      Aryanne Finnie answered on 7 Mar 2019:


      I bought these books Leckie Revision Notes books on Chemistry, they are great and not boring like alot of old text books! i also done online quizzes etc which helped too as i have quite a short attention span!

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      Sylvia Soldatou answered on 7 Mar 2019:


      I would agree with Kate, I was writing out my notes again and again until I was confident and go to the next ones. It also helped me a lot studying with friends and ask questions to one another and test our knowledge

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      Martin McCoustra answered on 7 Mar 2019:


      The first thing I did was write my own notes for the lectures using the notes I’d taken during the lectures and text books. I still have those notes. Then in terms of revision it was little (at most 1 hour a night) and often (every night during the academic year). I still work pretty much the same way!

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      Bryony Hockin answered on 7 Mar 2019:


      I had a few different methods. First I would write out all my notes and summarise them using different colour pens so I remembered the definitions of words, and drew pictures to help me understand. That way I remembered all of the things I needed to know! I also then tried doing past papers and exam questions and timing myself. Usually there are mark schemes on the exam board website that you can look through and compare to your answers afterwards and I found that really helpful. Sometimes I also met up with friends and we tested each other on our revision notes while we had tea 🙂

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      Sumit Konar answered on 7 Mar 2019:


      1. you need to study and write notes as soon as your teacher introduced the topic. you cannot leave it for future.
      2. regularity is the key; you have to revise regularly at certain intervals; at least couple of times a week.

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