Revision Techniques


Many thanks to Becky for this week’s ideas regarding revision. To download a copy of her (wonderfully pink) presentation see below.

Revision Techniques

Alternately what follows is summary of her great advice.

Visual Learners

  • You EITHER learn best by annotating and analysing maps, diagrams and pictures rather than text OR you prefer reading text and seeing logical patterns and processes.
  • If you prefer pictures rather than words, you would benefit from more visual forms of revision, e.g. mind maps and posters. You could stick post it notes round your room, or draw diagrams instead of notes.
  • If you are a linear thinker you could make notes in bullet points or write stories in paragraphs to see how concepts link together.

Auditory Learners

  • You learn best by hearing information and often read questions aloud or in your head.
  • If you prefer to hear information to remember it, you would benefit from recording information and listening back to it.
  • You could work as part of a pair or group and get someone else to test you.

Kinaesthetic Learners

  • You learn best by doing tasks and practical activities.
  • If you learn best through actually doing something, or you prefer not to sit at a desk for hours, you would benefit from linking information to different objects, music or movements.
  • You could try revising in different rooms or with different music for different topics/subjects.

Revision ideas

  1. Make a mind map
  2. Go on revision websites on the computer
  3. Make a chart
  4. Plan your time for revision
  5. Make a cartoon
  6. Highlight key points in different colours
  7. Make notes on key ideas
  8. Record key ideas on MP3
  9. Say key ideas out loud
  10. Tell key ideas to a friend
  11. Make a poster
  12. Break revision into manageable chunks
  13. Play background music
  14. Make a revision timetable
  15. Cross off each topic when you’ve revised it
  16. Build in rewards (after revision!)
  17. Approach revision positively
  18. Take regular breaks
  19. Seek advice on difficult ideas and topics.
  20. Get someone to test you