As soon as Halloween comes around everyone wraps up all sorts of research projects and just before the first day of school, the results of these projects start to pile up. This means that it is a great time to look back on previous assignments and get a jump on completing projects.
Here are 3 revision tips that will help you get a jump on completing projects and make your students proud.
Tip #1 – Use your revision time for deeper learning
Here is the thing – most students’ revisions require a deep level of information. It is at this level that the ‘gut’ of the subject is able to be used most effectively. If you have the major topic on your curriculum with a lot of subject specialists then try painting the major concept on a large scale.
Individual topics can be touched on, but it is more useful to have a subject on the curriculum that is fairly basic that all of your students can relate to.
Tip #2 – Take notes
There is nothing worse than trying to cram notes so that you have the information down on the paper when it’s time to go home. This will lead to a paper that is substandard, as everything is just being thrown into your brain at once.
Taking notes is the best way to approach this. Now you will want to take notes on Global Windows by using your word program. Global Windows’ allow you to put text in a format that can be displayed on your computer’s desktop.
Using your text will help you to re-word a lot of the technical information so that it makes sense when you look at it. You will also be able to learn how to speed read because you will be able to look at the text to find information!
Tip #3 – Prepare for exams
Exam time is almost here – its all about walking in the room with your MBP’s and ACER study boards open. You should be sitting in the middle of all your other classmates.
Now, before you even take your test, and probably while sitting in the exam, use your review material (You should have it open on your computer’s hard drive) to prepare you for the question you may not know the answer right away, but if you use the answer as a guide to finding the question, you should be able to deal with most questions.
A day or two after taking your test, go back and take a closer look at all your notes. Now, choose which ones are most important to you. You should main in having a plan for your study time, using your schedule, and knowing when your study periods are most effective.
In time, often days or weeks before exam time, if you have made your plans as far as planning goes, the day or days for study are almost set. When it’s time to study, get started taking notes and writing down or typing what you have learned. Make sure all your equipment is right (You should check with your teacher to make sure it’s all set up before the test).
It’s time to study for this test when it’s time. It’s not a race, it’s a marathon, so don’t stop, don’t get eaten up, stay glued to the goal, and worst of all, don’t pressure yourself too much. It’s a long game, not a short game.
Good luck, and remember to stay positive.