How do you revise for exams?

Singapore
February 10, 2010 7:44pm CST
Personally, for me, I started compiling notes weeks before exams. Then towards the last week of the exam starting, I would start to memorise or study very closely based those notes. In this way, I save the time to go through my school notes, exam papers and textbooks. But most of my friends find this way too tedious and they still prefer to start studying the school notes, exam papers and textbooks few days before exams. What about you? How do you revise for exams?
5 responses
@skbrence (476)
• Philippines
11 Feb 10
Hi there minotaur87... Is it revise or review? Well, personally, I do not lean to much with notes... I just listen to discussions and I try my best having the lessons on my own words so that it would be easier for me to understand everything... I never cram when exams are near... I think I always get "MENTAL BLOCK" when I do such thing so I am just reviewing about 3-5 days before exams... Actually, this afternoon, we would have our exams but I am not reviewing... Still, I get high and fair grades... Currently, I am a Dean's Lister and a Scholar... xD
• Singapore
11 Feb 10
Maybe different people use the words differently. When I said revise, it just means preparations before exam. If it's review, it means study the exam papers after the exam is over and results are given.
@MrKennedy (1994)
11 Feb 10
I read through any notes I have taken, as well as flick through any textbooks that I have that I think may help me. I will also browse online for revision material, like BBC Bitesize for example. The only problem with that last revision method is that it is so easy to get distracted when surfing the web
@varron (453)
• Philippines
11 Feb 10
I usually create an outline if all my exams if necessary. The reason is, when you outline your notes. you will have e better understanding about the topic considering that the information are being arrange in a considerable manner.
• United States
11 Feb 10
I for staying current as soon as the lecture is over. I like to read back on the notes and remind myself as I go on through the semester. I have an engineering license exam coming up this April and have been studying about 3 times per week. I have been out of college about 4 years and recently was studying at a library for the first time in about 5 years. It does wonder to study in a place like that. Being at home, there were too many distractions. Find a nice quiet place.
@heroshen (146)
• Reunion
11 Feb 10
Read all the notes, study textbook, past years exam paper. Doing my best to memorise all of them,and praying hard i read and study the right thing.