At the heart of good revision practice is the habit of asking good questions. This means staying alert and switched on about the progress being made towards the intended goal of excelling in exams and being prepared to change direction as and when needed. Change per se, is of little value.
Quality, thoughtful revision is a calculated process that requires regular updating according to whether or not things are working out as you intended.
Be prepared to ask
- Why did a particular approach work?
- Can something be done differently?
- What are the consequences of taking a particular route?
- Are you achieving your intended goals?
- How does your past experience help?
Take maths revision for example. Maths revision is something that requires planning, practice and putting pen to paper.
Revision for other subjects may require different methods. Ultimately, what matters are the end results.
If you are not getting top grade results then your study and revision methods, whether for GCSE maths or the Olympiads, need a rethink.
We hope to provide you with the answer to all these questions and more…keep an eye on this space.
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