IGCSE and GCSE revision are not at all difficult if a few top tips are followed. GCSE revision during the final few months is something almost every student gears up for. The revision process can get really easy if nine top tips of ARCH are followed.
Responsibility Is Yours
It is only you who will have to do the revision; no one else is able to do this for you. Required support can be availed from parents, tutors and teachers, as and when needed. Remember that the revision process is your sole responsibility.
Ensure Efficient Revision Techniques
A lot of adults are seen putting in eight hours for work, every day. Every week, try to dedicate at least four to five hours of work. During the weekend, you can take a day off. Efficient revision is possible, if proper techniques are followed. If good grades have to be attained, then revision simply cannot be neglected. Cutting corners is just not possible.
Plan Your Revision Work
Before you start revision, make a revision plan. Each topic has to be thoroughly covered, so make an estimate. There isn’t too much time before the exam so take care while dividing revision time for each subject. Please note that detailed revision cannot be achieved simply by creating intricate and vast GCSE and IGCSE timetables. Try to be as realistic as possible and ensure that you award yourself with breaks at regular intervals.
Being systematic helps
Check out the GCSE or IGCSE syllabus your school has provided, to get an idea of content that could be tested in the exams. If any curriculum gaps exist, then they need to be filled in. Try and get an idea of the material the school has covered and which could be tested. In other words, ground the revision in a realistic way and be systematic.
Instead of passive, be active
To remember your syllabus, revision is very important. Simply re-reading the file will not do for remembering content for the exam. If a particular subject doesn’t appeal you then put in effort to make the revision active, as far as possible. There are three easy ways to do this.
Information can be made really active if you try teaching the subject to someone else be it a pet, parent or friend. This is a fantastic method of discovering whether you know the study material well or not.
There are some ancient memory tricks which if used in a correct manner, could surely help you in memorizing information that is really hard to remember. For memorizing, revision notes or stick mnemonics can be helpful.
Useful mind maps
Revision can be beneficial if mind maps are used. Get an idea on how they can be created or they may prove to be mind-less. Special software is also available online these days to create mind maps.
Oriented Revision Goal
Ensure there are no distractions. Don’t kid yourself just making revision plans, flicking through your books or organized index cards etc. Being honest with yourself is important.
Equip Yourself Well And Practice
Revision goals can be best achieved with proper stationery items, books, examination guides and resources. Practice regularly and have your performance reviewed by a tutor or teacher. Also healthy eating, regular exercise and balancing a timetable with other friends can help achieve your revision goals.