revisioning for school exams

Revising with others can be hugely beneficial for your teen, and a great strategy to engage in.

Revision: Why Working with Others Can Help – Scholar Tutoring Agency

Revising with others can be hugely beneficial for your teen, and a great strategy to engage in. Here’s why:


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Wiki page, Exam and Revision Techniques: Exam and Revision Tips for College and A Level Students

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Wiki page, Exam and Revision Techniques: Making revision easier (by not forgetting as much)

Revision is not REvision if you feel you learning things for the first time because you have forgotten it all since your lectures/classes. If you attend a lecture or class and then put your notes a

Wiki page, Exam and Revision Techniques: Revision planning

Revision planning tips  There is no single best way to revise for an exam but you do need to adopt an organised approach.  Here are some tips for planning your revision: Find out the exam format T

Wiki page, Exam and Revision Techniques: Remembering

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Wiki page, Exam and Revision Techniques: Other Resources

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Wiki page, Exam and Revision Techniques: Exams - on the day

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Wiki page, Exam and Revision Techniques: Active Revision

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Wiki page, Exam and Revision Techniques: Exam and Revision Techniques - Introduction

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