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All About Revision

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33 Lessons (1h 41m)
    • 1. Welcome All About Revision

    • 2. Mindset

    • 3. Expanding Your Brain

    • 4. Books

    • 5. Study Area

    • 6. Procrastination

    • 7. Exam Nerves

    • 8. Eat The Frogs First

    • 9. Low Hanging Fruit

    • 10. Making Revision Notes

    • 11. Doing Stuff With Revision Notes

    • 12. Memory Boosters

    • 13. Visual Revision Techniques Edited

    • 14. Active Reading

    • 15. How To Make A Revision Timetable Edited

    • 16. Chunking up your time

    • 17. Creating Corners

    • 18. How Do You Use Your Time

    • 19. Your Goals

    • 20. Letting Go

    • 21. Using Feedback Constructively

    • 22. Time And Task Management

    • 23. 80 20 Rule

    • 24. Artifical Deadlines

    • 25. Making The Most Of School Lessons

    • 26. Isolate The Problem

    • 27. Are You In Balance

    • 28. Leading Up To The Exam

    • 29. Exam Technique

    • 30. After Each Exam

    • 31. After the exam period

    • 32. Results Day

    • 33. Thank you and good luck

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Teaching you all you need to know about revising effectively. From the basics to more in-depth strategies, to help you feel less overwhelmed and more confident about what you need to do to gain your best performance at exam time.

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1. Welcome All About Revision: Hi, everyone. Welcome to my course. All about revision. I'm so pleased you're joining me. This is the first time that I've put my 15 years of teaching experience on my seven years off PhD study researching the best ways off, revising Andi during doing well at school and university into one course. It's been a very exciting process, and I really value at any feedback. So if you were so minded, do drop me an email and tell me how you're getting on my email. Is Natalie at educational guidance guru dot com. 2. Mindset: I'm going to talk to you now about mindset. There's two mind sets you really need to understand, Really. Grasp one is having a positive mindset. You really have to go into your exam and have to go into your vision thinking I really can do this. Is there something I can achieve If you go in with that mindset? It's What about self talk, telling yourself, You know, I can do this. I've got this because if you do that, you'll feel better about your revision. You actually do the revision, your approach it with confidence and you will actually learn Mawr. And therefore you will actually do better is what's known as a self fulfilling prophecy. If, however, you go and thinking, I can't do this, this is gonna be a waste of time. I'm never gonna learn this. Then probably you're gonna feel down. You are going to concentrate. You won't learn as march. You won't do good revision, and you won't do well in the exam. Another self fulfilling prophecy. There's no downside to trying it. Make yourself feel positive with some good positive self talk, telling you how well you can do the other type of mindset I want you to really understand is about a growth mindset. This is accepting the principle that intelligence is not fixed. No one is thick. No one is clever in this world. Everyone works to be clever. No one is naturally cover. So you can always learn more things that is having a growth mindset. Never thinking your intelligence is limited. It really isn't as you. If you put the work in, you will you will grow on. You will understand more things. Similarly, if you think you're really clever and then you don't do any work, guess what? Your results are gonna be bad. So don't go with with a fixed mindset. Don't think I'm really clever or I'm really stupid going with a growth mindset and know that they're, you know, any challenges you meet, you could grow from them. You can overcome them, you want to learn new things and I want to get stronger and stronger in your mind and be able to overcome even more challenges 3. Expanding Your Brain: hi there. Today I'm going to talk to you about flexing your brain muscle. What I mean by that is when you're doing weights in a gym. If you're lifting up two kilos, two kilos of weights on you keep doing that every day. You aren't actually going to get any stronger. You're just gonna plateau when you take on another amount of weight. Let's say you're now doing three kilos. You can really feel the Bern in your muscles and you know that your muscles are getting stronger. It's exactly the same with your brain. If you aren't feeling challenged, your brain is basically not growing. So where next time you find something difficult, Don't think this is defeating me. This is awful thinking. A my brain is really gonna be exercised and challenge. I'm going to adapt. Andi, find out the answer by using Aled different new ways of learning that I've told you in this course and also asking my teacher reading a book or that sort of thing on dime, you know, happy that I'm really expanding my brain. So look at challenges. Be thankful for challenges. That is a way for you to expand your brain 4. Books: Hi, everybody. I'm now talking to you about investing in some good study guides. If your school doesn't provide textbooks, don't panic. You can buy them literally. For one P used pre loved on something like Amazon or Abe, books are very good as well. Plus postage, which is about £2. Eighties is very, very cheap to buy textbooks, but I really would encourage you to have a few textbooks on to have a few study guides, go somewhere like Smith and have a little Peru's in the book section by a few study guides per subject. Some study guides. They're going to be good at one particular topic. Some will be better for another topic so would never rely on one book. But remember, books are your friends, so get to know your books very well and do turn to them when you are stuff 5. Study Area: Hi, everybody. We're talking about your study area today. Now, this is really important to get right, because you're gonna come back to this study area day in and day out, and you gotta want to come here. So you've got to set up so that it's just work for you now. As you can see, I have lots of light. Hair light is really important. Now. I completely understand that very often will be working when you come home from school and might actually be dark hole where day So that for that reason, you really good lies have gone led light here, which works really well for May. But of course, nothing can beat natural light. So when you are working in the day in the daytime, if you can work next to a window, this is just really good for all sorts of reasons. But it's really it's really good for your brain to use. To have natural light is good for your eyes. It's good for your memory. So if you can, I would make sure that you have some natural light. So the other things you need is you need to make sure that you've got all your study guides . So let this is one of my study guys, and I'm going to make sure that I got some some space under my desk. And that is where I keep all my study guides on all my folders. So that's one thing on. I also make sure that I put all my pens handy. I make sure that I've got all my tens here on here. I've got highlighters on my folders. All have dividers in it. Now, when you get to revision, you don't have Pfaff around. You want to just make sure you were revising usual that, like energy and freshness, totally focused on brain power and were not on silly things like my pen work. So sort all that out when you're feeling a bit tired. The pens on bond. It's not sort of eating into revision time, so I want you to make sure that you've got folders. You've got dividers. You've got your study guides and textbooks. Auto hand. You've got your vision tightened table nicely on the wall. We've discussed revision timetable in another video, but it needs to be pinned to the wall. You need to a lamp you need to be near a window, if you can. Some pencils and pens. Make sure you've got with the pencil. Got rubber? You got a sharp note. Is all of your stuff ruler special? The pens work. I mean, how many of you use a pen realized was worth. Go to stand up again and get a new one. Then you lost. You fake us already. Lots of paper. Plain paper line paper index cards. If you could be near a print, A great if not, doesn't matter on a computer. A really comfortable seat. If you need cushions, get them already. Get moon Place. Sort all this out. If your seat is adjustable, make sure it's not a very nice height for you to do your work. Um, actually or Jessica's? That's an appropriate height as well. So why would really suggest you is you absolutely do not need to use a computer at all. But some planted seeds for two prints stuff, so that is the only reason you need one. Really. Now, the next thing to think about is making sure you keep the study area tidy. So at the end of each evening, or whenever you start working, you put everything away that you are using that day, put it back in the bookshelf. Put your files nicely away on. Here's the key thing that people don't realize. Get out your new files for the next day. So look at your revision timetable. What have you got? Scheduled? First next time. Now get out that file and get out. The pension needs all you need to do at the beginning of that session. Just sit down and get to work. You're not using any of that freshness. Do you know what I mean by a freshness? Freshness is when you just feel like you can really tackle something. You've got full mental energy. You don't want to use anything off that up on silly things like getting your files out. So make sure you've got all that ready of them. Um, what you need to do is you need to think about when you work best. So are you. Somebody who could get home from school under straightaway work. It's so great. Do you need half an hour nap like a power Now? If so, don't worry about it. Half the power that and then got Get to work. Are you someone who could wake up in early an hour earlier before school, Like some people find that, like a magic time where no one is awake and disturbing them. Could you get up on our feel good? You've got an hour's work and then go to school. Are you someone who works well into the night that might work in a holiday? It certainly won't work in a school day because you've obviously got to go to school as well. So you need to think about when you're going to schedule. This time. Your revision timetable is going to tell you what subjects were gonna be studying and how many. But you need to work out when you most productive. So do a little experiment. Um, see, studying at different times in the day, Whether you need that break or not, just try out, Come home, don't have a break and go straight into a work camp home. Do you have half an hour nap, see how it goes or have half on hour chatting with your parents or whatever it is you're doing, see what works best for you. You have to experiment a bit in order to work out what is the best, most effective way to study. Also, try way waking up for an hour early and to see if you can do it. You know, it might be that you could work so much better in the morning and you're much fresher. The other thing I don't urge you to do is in the notes that accompany this video. There's a really good table where I ask you to think about what you like about your studies space or do Philippine. It talks about to prefer to work at home or the library or a cafe on your bed, which I do not suggest. I think you should definitely try and have an area away from bed so away from the temptation toe know, do your work and to have a rest will listen to music. Some people actually do prefer listening to music when they work, and it helps to be more productive. So be really honest with yourself. We're looking at being very, very efficient so that you could get the most out of your revision time. So that's it about study space 6. Procrastination: So today I'm going to speak about procrastination. That means you just can't start your work. You just put it off. Or just have a bit more of a lie in or I'll start it tomorrow. You know, when you're doing this, it feels awful when you feel guilty as well. So the thing about procrastination is just just stop and to forgive yourself. So you know what I know Have been procrastinating for the last month. I'm not little worry about that. Not gonna feel guilty about that. I'm no longer gonna beat myself up. That's it. But from today from right now is different. What small thing? Those low hanging fruits I keep talking about. Could I do now that will just get me to my work desk, get me in the zone and get me going. So you just identify the small things are easy tasks, and then you'll be well on your way. 7. Exam Nerves: So I'm gonna talk to you today about nerves in the exam. It is absolutely inevitable that you are going to feel nervous. This is a positive thing. When you're feeling nervous or in a state of high alert, you're reading the questions. Really? Care for your writing really quickly. So having like a bit of nerves is absolutely great is gonna make you go really fast. Having too many nerves is bad because you're gonna be You might go blank. You're gonna be completely incapacitated. How do you stop? This is really all with the revision planning. If you go and then knowing you've done your best revision, you haven't let yourself down. You've really gone for it on you've covered everything. You really won't feel that nervous. You'll just feel sort of pleasantly nervous. If you know that you haven't done your best And you really on in a good place, then I'm afraid. You know you are setting yourself up to feel nerves. If you do feel really nervous, just take a few deep breaths. Just get yourself together and just think I'm going to give this my best shot. And you know what? If you fell the example don't do very well. Nothing is gonna happen. The world is not going to stop turning. You are going to be fine. And guess what? You can always retake it. So really Don't worry. Just think you could do better next time. 8. Eat The Frogs First: Hi there. Now I'm going to speak to you about eating your frogs again. Do you think I'm crazy? Maybe a little bit. This is from a Mark Twain quote that basically says, if you have to be a frog that day, do it in the morning. In other words, if you have something really onerous to do that something quite difficult get it out the way first. Now, I would choose three. Identify three frogs in in your work. So three topics per subjects that you really feel uncomfortable about. Maybe you never really understood it in the first place, those three frogs per subject. So every day you need to make sure you do one frog. So if you do eight subjects and you're gonna find three frogs per subject, that's 24 frogs. So every single day of revision, you should try and tackle one frog. You might find that you have more than one frog, all that you have to go back to them because you don't understand, but please make sure that you do deal with the frog fast 9. Low Hanging Fruit: Hi, everyone. Right now I'm going to speak to you about low hanging fruit. What is she on about? What I'm saying is, for every single topic, there will be some things that you find very, very easy to revise. I would pick three that you find easy to revise and start your revision session just really quickly. What I call harvesting those low hanging fruit. So in other words, just make sure you are going really quickly used them as your warm up, pretend you're doing an exercise and you're doing a stretch. That's what this low hanging fruit is all about. So do your warm are just pick three. Don't do more than that because then you got to get onto your frogs more on that later. 10. Making Revision Notes: I'm now going to talk to you about making your revision. Knows the best thing you can do is not right out your revision notes again. So the nets you make from class keep lots of spaces between the different points and the margins clear on when you come to do revision, like reading in a study guide for itself. When you got some new facts in another color, put that into the margin, saying that you're actually not creating new notes. We're just adding to your existing notes. I would suggest you write really clear headings and actually make a contents page at the beginning of your exercise book. We will ring buying to file so that you use your class. Noto your exercise book as your actual as well, Nice and you know where to find everything. So do you use underlining due to use highlighters? Do make your notes your own do use our number points for a list label. Any diagrams on thing about leaving space is really important before. Teach doesn't get to cross about leaving space because it means you can really add to urinate. So they said so once you've got your revision notes the next ages. What are you going to do with it? And that's where we're talking about making your card sore. Putting things on these index cards like flash cards on and something else you could do, which is we're thinking about, is actually recording your notes. You can record it on an app on your phone, and then you can listen to yourself. Maybe when you're too tired to actually do some, like, really hard core, a vision that involves, like pens and paper. But you have enough energy to be able to listen or walking somewhere walking to the bus or whatever can actually listen to nature. This is such an effective way off revising. 11. Doing Stuff With Revision Notes: So when you've got your notes, the real revision comes from turning them into something else. So one of the things you can do is have a tree chart. So that means that you end up with one heading and it splits into something else and expecting something else. It's a way of categorizing thief acts were trying to learn. Another idea is having a flow chart. So what this one leads to this one leads to this one needs to this one. So this is a very helpful way off visually showing what's happening in your notes much easier to look out on loan. Looking at a paragraph of text. Another thing you can dame is to make a sets. So it with a set, which she wanted already the bit of intersection here is the thing that both circles have in common, said the similarities. So this is annulled Gery about stuff that's about what how you describe notaries and stuff in the vein on This is stuff that applies to both of them again, a very simple way off. Remembering on what I would do with all of these methods is learner. Cover it, draw it so you can draw out, You know, you can say right, we've got this and then you're going to write out the facts and uncover it. Have you got them all? Why did this one? I did this one, folks. I didn't do that. One must remember that next time. This one is so you have to draw them out. So once you got the diagram again, you're not reading. Die around your redrawing them. Much better than writing out whole paragraphs of text. You can draw a diagram. This is a good one when you're looking about the oxygenated and deal shooting blood. Um, so you can have a diagram of this again. You recover it and draw and check. You've understood. Another thing you could do is have a split less. There was still one artery in veins here, but you can show the difference. So this is tubular tuberose the same. This says that this is the same. This is a So this has thick walls, assess thin walls so you can have a nice like this and again you come write it out. At this point, I think it's a good idea to explain how you would remember a list like that. So what I would do is I would use a method called word association where you learn a particular lists in advance. So this is very helpful. If you think of numbers 1 to 10 and you pre learned in advance something that's gonna be your anchor. So it's gonna arrive at one bun to shoe three Tree four, door 55667 Heaven eight, Gate nine, Line 10 head. So I've already learned that association. So that's gonna take a couple of minutes to them. And then if you come back to the list hair and you could number them 12345678 Okay, So for example, we're going to say things. Thick walls, thin walls, thing we need to remember. Walls. That is the thing that we're going Teoh compare. So for was door. That's easy. I can think off a door being in between two walls. So that's gonna be I would write my notes. Door goods full between rules. That's number 45 high no valves, pocket valves so I can think off bees going into a higher but not being allowed back into a hive. So hive and valves, six sticks can construct calm, construct. Um, so I can think of sticks here. I think I'm going to be constrict, actually can constrict part construct. So I think we can think off sticks like topping something open blood from heart, blood to heart. So this is about the direction seven heaven you can think about. I'm going to heaven or waste. Let me show you this in practice. So I'm thinking, Well, the question is compare arteries and veins and I think of I didn't do 123 early. But let's just do four door. That's about wolves. So one of them had been was one of them had thick walls. Five high. That was about the valves. Six sticks. That was about construction. Seven Heaven was about going to heaven or away from heaven, which had blood to the heart and from the heart. So this is a way of remembering what the categories are in your list. So other strategies here are to have diagrams next to each other that show opposite things you can easily compare him. We've got the exo thermic raff. In the end, a therm, a graph here. We've got destructive plate margins and constructive plate margins. Something else has already talked a lot about us having these index cards particularly good for equations and actually putting a key ring in the side so they don't get in the wrong order or actually is blown away. And you can also write the page number in the corner. Another thing perfectly good formats is to give yourself a page per type of question. This one is about alterations. You know, there is over one way of doing in for this method. So once you've got the one method sorted out, doesn't matter what the number is. You can substitute that in. But I would have one page per I Tim in maths so that you could really attempt any question this'd is the same thing again. Actually, having the index mates, this is having a a flow diagram where you've got to hear it. Does it? Does it have right a right angle? Yes. No. And then you got this. Yes. No. Yes. No. This is what's called a logic diary logic tree diagram on. It's a way of sorting out the facts so that you can remember them. Actually very helpful for Max is well, now, something else that's particularly useful is to put your notes into some sort of boxes you can decide again in your packs. I've given you, um, the boxes and you can change the text. Terrorists I just gave it to you is, Except you can change it, whatever you want. So I've written history causes of the French Revolution. This might be background. You might have some notes in the background. 123 Where and when, you know, So you might have some context there. Um, sort of you might have some consequences off the French revision so you could change these titles that says consequence of the French Revolution. And you write it that what you end up having is, you end up. You could do this on a three. Paper is a shoot something like this where you've got the whole thing on one page on this very satisfying to see you all on one page because, you know, you could know each box using some of the tricks I've taught you. But each box, if you know that whole thing, you know you've got the whole subject and you really put not only your class names. You've put your nature from the, um, books you say you put your notes from the study guides in there. You put any extra note to put any exam questions, stuff that you learned it was new. You put stuff from the mark schemes. You put everything into here, but you structured it. So it's not like a mind dump of everything you've actually put it into, book says, so that I think that's a particularly helpful thing. This is just show you hear about using college. You've got different arguments. Do highlight them in different colors. Your brain can associate the different colors as well. This is a really neat thing as well. This is some having a clock face. This is very good for history or for English in a for a book. If 12 oclock is the beginning off the book, you know what happens on sort of ends at 12 o'clock as well. So you know what happens in the first of the book. The second bit of the book, the fair bit off the book actually break it down by seen or part or something like that on . Therefore, you could know what's going on Very clearly, it's a way of mapping rather than having as a list like a long list. You got it in these spokes, which I think is really very helpful. And you could do that with history as well. You could have, like again going back to the federal relation. Put something. I remember studying. You can have the things that go round here, like all the different events in the lead up on what happened afterwards. So it's just a way of displaying the data that I think is really quite. 12. Memory Boosters: there's some other things I think really helpful Aziz memory aids. So one of them is to use the first initial off something or trying to learn and make it into a word. So, for example, if you're trying to name if we're trying to London into the planet's, there's something quite well known is if you take the first name, you take the first after every name at the M V, the E M. You can turn it into a phrase, so my very easy method just speeds up naming planets, so that's easy to remember. Then you know my mercury very Venus, Easy method Mars, except your exceptions, and that you could do that with any group of facts you need to know. Another thing is to use word association. So if you need to know, is the Tropic of Capricorn. Will the Tropic of Cancer below the equator as opposed to above the equator? Here's a silly thing. You can think something bit gross. You could think of having corns on your feet, which something unpleasant on your feet are hard bit of skin on, and you can think Tropic of Capricorn on your feet like a cord and that's below you see, it's down. It's below the equator. So anything the silly of the better is gonna help you. You can use a rhyme Life will want to know about pressure zones. Winds do blow from high to low is something you for going toe. You could just make up your own rights And this is another thing that is gonna help you. 13. Visual Revision Techniques Edited: Hi, everyone. Today we're actually gonna really go deeply into revision techniques you can use, so we know when you're doing the world. We know how long we're going to spend during the world. But how do you actually do it? Well, if you have something to remember, there are lots of different pictorial ways that means ways with pictures. Now here is a nice picture if that's coming out clearly, but I hope it is. And these other French verbs that take the etch auxiliary verb with the past tense on what you can see is on these air in your notes that accompany this video is that this is a very visual way. You can see there's a house you can see this a window you could see an arrow means something's falling out. That's Tom Beta full. You can see that outside the window is a gravestone. That's because being dead has also takes the word yet on DSO on and so forth being born, you got a stork carrying a baby. So this is a visual way of saying, you know what? I could probably draw that picture right away on a label. The points on this is a way off remembering what takes yet in French. Now you could use this sort of visual technique in lots of different subjects. You can have a picture of something, and each one could be a fact, for example, So that's one way. The second thing I would like to show you today is to draw a map that is familiar to you like a roots. Let's go from my house, my think house on my journey to the bus stop. So as I walk from my house to the bus stop, um, I'm just going to show you what this is safe are. So as I walk from the house of the bus stop, let's say I pass a postbox. Doesn't don't worry about the drawing on it doesn't matter it'll I passed a tree. I passed exhibit crossing on. I pause any traffic light, and I know which what the order is because I do this every day, right? So I know that I start from home, then have the post books have been half a tree and then have the several course in. I don't have the traffic light, and then I have the bus stop now. What we have to do is you think off you look, at least you need to memorize. So let's say you need to know one of the causes off global warming on Let's say that there are five facts about that. So let's say the 1st 1 is burning fossil fuels, for example. So I think right, because although I know these, I might not remember all five of them in exams. I need a way of recalling all five say fossil fuels. I'm gonna write it down. The 1st 1 is about burning fossil fuels. I'm going to make a word association or one visual association with with words. I'm going to say I can think about sitting by a fire coal fire or look fire burning the fuel so that my image number one on the route to school is the home while they sit by the fire number changes. Second reason. What be for global warming is when you when the land is being cleared for ranching cattle because that gets rid of the tree. So land clearing due to cattle on here, we have a post box. So I'm going to think, you know, What is it that's going to remind me about all those cattle now? I might think of a hamburger. This is like silly. Silly is good. Silly mean to remember. I'm gonna think about posting a hamburger through the postbox. Silly is gonna work on Another reason for deforestation is going to, um So I was gonna say deforestation itself is gonna be another reason for go live or de forestation. Um, so this one particularly is easy because we have it happened to me. The one about the trees you can think about the tree falling down on dso on. So what you do, you're gonna practice this. Okay, so once it's in your head, it's in your head and only gonna practice it once every two weeks. But the time it was really only spent making these associations. I don't want you to make these associations every time what you've made them. That is the association. So you've got So So now say I'm going on my way to the bus stop. The first stop is my house. Oh, I'm thinking about being by the fire burning fuels. Number one. Number two. I went to the post box that silly thing about Pope posting a hamburger that might, with the cattle ranching getting rid of the trees next one. Deforestation. That is the trick for thinking about the tree falling down so you can actually have lots of different routes you're familiar with and lots of different less. This really works. Well, you do have to practice this every now and then could need to practice the links. But once you've got the links, they're actually going to stay nor head really effectively. So that's the next one. Now another one here about pictures is all. This is a good one. Did you ever play top trumps when you were little? Um, well, top trump is again where you have some cards and this is all in your pack saying we'll see all of this on Hey, um, you pick a characteristic off the top Trump on and on. It depends on reasonable. What is the type of Trump's top trump will drink? Let's say it's like age and you say that well, which ones old or let's say its weight, which ones? Heavier independence. If it on that foot borders or my little ponies or every easy you actually doing the top trumps. But this is it. We're not doing those. We might be doing chemical groups. We might have a group one top trump, and you're going to compare reactivity with Group two Top Trump. So you can use these templates to basically make yourself a little game. Remember, even writing down the facts is gonna be helping you today. Think it's silly? You wanna actually play this with a friend? You're gonna play this with yourself. You're gonna cut these out. Going what? On your facts, make it visual as well. With maybe a picture or something off the grip of element. And you're going to compare. For example, you're going to say, like, group to, um so great. One is very reactive, gets more reactive as it goes down. So that so we might say, Give it a name, Group 11 of the things we're gonna look at his reactivity and it might be more reactive as you go down and you want Compare it with Group seven. Andi, you could fill this in. There's other things you could do. Size of actives. How that changes, you know? Does one go up? Does one go down as you get through the group on. That is gonna be a really handy little game. That's another thing. Um, so little index cards. They're sort of like the size of post cars. You could buy those in any stationery shop on. You could just use those to make little flash cards as well off like he definitions of facts and just keep them handy in your pocket. That way you could test yourself if you just out about. The other thing I just say is if you are going to use in next cars, I can't tell you the number of times that I've accidentally dropped them and they've all gone in Rome orders and do number them. And better still, you can put a key ring in the side off them on. That way, you'll keep the more handily together. So that's it. On the official stuff 14. Active Reading: I'm going to talk to you today are active reading. If you're reading without a pen in your hand. I'm afraid I don't count that as reading, but because you're reading passively active reading is all about making notes in your book . Single on your notes, for example. Underlining. Oh, I'm going to read that old. That's the key word. So I under 90 that's really important. Well, I didn't really understand that. I'm gonna put a question mark there, so I know to go to that next time. This is active readings. How your no church should be covered in pen. Now, I'm not saying that that's going to be the end of your originals. You could then turn that into, for example, a diagram. Oh, so this is active reading. I'm gonna say you need a pen. You need highlighters. So I'm turning my piece of text into some sort of dry ground. Not passive. This is my little diagram about active reading. So what I'm actually doing here is just demonstrating Teoh, Really? Please have a pen in your hand when you read, because you might as well not bother otherwise. So the other thing you could do is you can use his handy index cars this size. You could buy these anywhere, and you can see that it's got lots of way writing on on what I would do is any of your key points. Maybe you've got some definitions. Their order equation were important. Name and date. You could write these on these index cards and keep these as your sort of distilled reduced notes. Um, the other thing I'm gonna suggest is you actually be your own teacher. Now, what I mean by that is you can actually make yourself your own materials. There are two things I'm gonna suggest you do. One is to create your own worksheets. So once you have your notes, maybe you've types, um, notes, Richardson, native place that I've made. I would Then if you did it on on the computers even easier, I would go back and save. This has a different name document, maybe the worksheet version on where you've got the stuff you need to remember that maybe a keyword or key definition just put an underlying there on delete the actual words. You're gonna end up with gaps in your text, and you can then go into that. Maybe in a week's time when you forgotten the answers and you haven't just made the worksheet and you can actually do the work sheet and check or own answers against your original on, then you can keep using this word. Work she as a way of testing yourself. You could keep using the same work. She made me do it once a month to refresh your memory. So make your own teacher another way. To be your own teacher is to make what we call as teachers a card sort. Now you're probably familiar with this. Cause we're teaching may well have made you one of these. So whatever do is your right to simply get a piece of a four paper just just photo up again and again, just like this. And then just for all the lies just caught up on our own area, always wanted to say that, Andi. Then what I would do is put something might be a definition. So let's say you're looking at what definition shall we do today? So let's say we're going to do something about exo thermic reactions on. Then we're going to say Pete um, being produced, for example. And then that's gotta end a firm. And I'm just gonna do a simple one just for the purpose of demonstrating he taken in. So you've got these end days you got these cards which you return something on and you could make a whole stack of these. You know, you can make a massive. You could do this for dates in history and events. You could do this with definitions and the keywords on just shovel money. This pain is gave yourselves You've got to pressure in. Oh, he taken in ex affirm IQ or that someone that's that one is the pair on that one is the pair, and you can do that. You could imagine you can have a whole table off this. You're just finding active ways to use the material that isn't just reading. So with your card sort, you know, just said, shuffle them out on D l x, a firm it and a family he being produced. That's X affirming heat being taken in. That's and so you're gonna end up with pears and you can do that. You know, you could make loads of things that you need to pair up and you can keep coming back to this exercise. So once you've made it, you know, know the answers down somewhere. A good way of noting the answers down, By the way, when you make it to test also number than both the same. If you do this, then once you've already done so once you sort of shuffled them off. I do this. And look, I say, Is this the same number? No. Oh, I've got it wrong. So I've already got away off self testing. This in fact, it's this way lounge. 15. How To Make A Revision Timetable Edited: So what we need to do is we need to map help very carefully. How much time you have to revise for? Suggest you get some different colored pens on you. Use a different color pen per subject. So let's start with I'm just gonna assume you're doing drug coffee joke. We'll have that as pink. So the first thing you need to do is you need to write down when your exam is now your school will give you a list of when your exams are, and you need to ask them if they are not forthcoming with that list, you could look up online, but you do need to know which example do you are with for that subject. So I'm gonna pretend now that my geography GCSE exams on the 12th of Gene. So I'm gonna write, joke on. I'm going to do the same with some other subjects. So I'm going to write French. I'm just gonna pretend it's on there. Sixth of Gene was going to do this for a few subjects. Now, science, I know you're gonna have it split up. Possibly depends if you're doing triple or not. Um, so I'm gonna say chemistry is here on. We've got, uh, maths. I'm going to say that's here. So you get the idea. Hey, we're gonna have English, You say that's hair. Andi. What else? Well, say your computer science. Um, we'll put that head on. And maybe you do. Um, maybe one of these is English Lecter supposed to English language. Well, here. So you will have the less Because you will know when all these are on. Then let's say we've also got biology. Okay? Okay. So that is really important that you just marked out when the exams are, um And then what you need to do is you see, hopefully here. These are the weak hands. Andi, you need to write down anything that's in your family diary, like, maybe, or going to a wedding. Or maybe you've got a party that you've already committed, Teoh. So we need to put that into I'm going to say that on 13th of April, it's completely taken up by family event, So that's out. Um, and I'm also gonna say that something's happening on the 24th. Maybe for Mother's Day. Might be, then said maybe you're busy on the 24th there off March. But apart from that, I'm going to assume that everything else is available. Of course you were at school until you know, 33 or four crops. So you're only gonna have the evenings in the weekdays. You do need to prison when your holidays are when your school holidays are. So let's say you break up from school. Um, maybe you break up on the third so he can put school holiday. Because in that won't tell you when you got available. Andi, maybe you go back something like this on the 2030. If in schools will pay different on, you'll have half term lurking somewhere there. Probably towards the end off May, I would say it's probably hair. So half term or then you won't have that. We're just gonna put the half turnover here. Even that. Okay, you need to get your dates and orders. That's going to take a certain amount of organization. Now, What you've got left now is we're gonna work out what you have to cover per subject. Now, you might have a revision guide something like this, which is one way of knowing what is in your syllabus. but the best way of knowing what's in your celebrities to go and get the syllabus or nine, which I'm showing you in another video. But what you could do once you've got your syllabus and you can print out the page or take a picture of the page that shows what is in each section the time has come. Now, Teoh decide which of these needs. I need real hard core vision on which of these actually already know. So what I would do I would use a traffic light system off red, um, orange green. So I've got pink or in green. But that's fine. And I'm gonna look at this silly births, and I'm going to say to myself, I'm I'm really good with atoms and elements. That's fine. I'm going to give that the green. Okay, Um, all of them atmosphere. Note. That's a bit tricky, but it's not too much, so I want to give it an orange Andi, What about this one? Bonding and reaction? Yep, that's easy to do. That green rates of reaction was a bit tricky. I'm going to give that a Reg using irons. That's also a bit tricky elements acids and water given orange on energy and chemical tests . All those tests a little bit tricky to learn, actually. Say we're going to give that a read. So what we need to see here? This is my whole chemistry syllabus. OK, let's say Onda, we have got to fit that in as well as all the other syllabus is. So what I suggest you do is you start filling this out so I would say anything that is on Orange, um, I which give it more time than a green. So let's say, um, maybe you're going to give that I don't know, seven slots and you're gonna give a green three slots and anything that's a red, you might give 10 slots, so I'm gonna do that now. So the red topics we've got here are rates of reaction. I'm going to give that 10 slots because I really need Teoh Get my head around that. So where are these slots? Well, on the week days, their after school. But you can only do a certain amount of time after school because you don't want to exhaust yourself. It's important to make sure you attend your attentive in the lessons. So we've got, um let's say we're here on the 18th of March. So what we've got here is we might say we're going to do chemistry, which is in blue, actually chemistry. So we're gonna do rates of reaction there way. No, that's chemistry because we bought the color code that says it is here. I'm gonna make sure that that particular thing is going to get 10 slots. Notice how I haven't written chemistry of actually written exactly what it is I'm gonna date. I'm gonna do rates off reaction. So, um yes, hit rates of reaction. I'm also good is going to take this off to say that I've already, but it's let's put it in 10 times. So that's just we could have a blitz of it this week and make sure that way we could do this one every day just to give us a good blades That's five put on their sex, and then maybe we could just have a bit of a top poppies. You know, when it's the holidays, of course, you can fit much more in your day on on the weekend, so I think we'll put you in here is Well, that 10 yet 5678 Uh, put in. Hit Andi. We'll put it in here. Fine. So we've done that is an example of how we're going to do the red traffic light, but the orange one bit more OK with that. So I'm only going to give that maybe seven slots or five slots. You need to decide how many slots you think you need. A slot is about 45 minutes long. So let's say we're going to give that five slots so that orange one now is called elements acids and water. I'm going to call it E A W for short. So maybe we're going to do that. This is art school holiday, so we can have a bit of a w there and here and here. Um, maybe we're going to do one after Mother's Day activity there. Maybe we'll do after this is back into the school day. So you're gonna have a much more limited amount of time. Have you done for that 1234 vote yet? I don't have managed to schedule that on. Then we'll put in just to show you a green one you quite OK with a green one? Maybe you need three slopes for that on. Say, this is this one is called here. Or do this one. Bonding and reactions being are so we'll put one here, Be on our we can put anyone through. You remember being are Onda. We put one in here, a weapon in the bone Kata, you know must keep it in blue. So you remember. That's that chemistry. Okay? And you're going to keep doing that for all the chemistry topic. So I'm gonna leave it to you to finish off doing the chemistry topics on. You're going to do the same for all the other subjects. So it might be, for example, some of the books head that you've got your French gcse on. Here is your sections again. I've taken this from a revision guy, but you may well take this. I'd prefer if you took it from a syllabus on here. You can see the different sections. There's lots of different sections here. So I would just get a three on and you've got 123456789 10 11 12 13 14. 15. 1600 now I'm pretty good at French. So I'm going to say that I'm only going to need to certain two sessions for each of these sections here. So what colors? French is green, so I'm gonna make sure. So for each of these, I'm gonna make sure I'm giving myself to. So here, we're gonna have one here. So this is gonna be We know it's French because it's green. It's his personal details on that is what I'm going to be going over there on. I'm going to give myself another one of those on. I'm going to put one hair. We're only going to do so I'm going to do to for passion details, healthy living. I'm going to do one there. I'm going to another one here. And then we've got sport on that. But one there. We know this is French food and drink. So I'm not gonna do any more of this because I think you can see what this is. But this whole timetable is going to be absolutely covered with all the different colors for different subjects on you. You've made it very clear you've blocked out everything here that you can't do it. I don't even obviously not going to schedule it in, but you need to put it in now. But the other thing you need to do is think about how many slots you can realistically do. So when it's a week day, maybe you could only do two slots of 45 minutes when you've got homework. But when it's a, um, a school holiday, maybe you could do six or seven slots or 45 minutes. Now people say to me, How long should I spend revising? Well, you're going to soon find out because when you work out, um, and you put all of this in this whole timetable, we're going to see if you have enough slots. If you find out of slots, we're gonna have to do more work per day or spend less time per subject. But only you will know how much time you need per subject. So that's it's about revision timetables. So have you got yourself 16. Chunking up your time: Hi, everyone. This video is all about revision Onda, about how long you should spend revising. So I suggest you do 45 minutes as a block. But what I also think you should do is really very up your subject. So you'll do 45 minutes off French verbs and then you'll do 45 minutes or I don't know reasons for the French Revolution in history, for example. But what I want you to do is you gonna You gonna shed your Each one is an hour because what you need to do to put the 45 minutes of work where no one is gonna disturb, you must put Do not disturb sign on your door. You need to tell everyone in your house in advance. Please don't disturb these really important GCC's torture. Your parents will be delighted. You are revising so they will be onside. Tell them no Children, no siblings were allowed in. You might be like in a cafe. In which case make sure you've got your noise canceling headphones on or something like that. On day we might be in a library, but wherever you are, you are blocking out an hour the 1st 45 minutes going to be all about just doing your work , and I'm going to share with you some revision techniques very seen, but the next 15 minutes about having a break. That's the time to go to the new. That's the time to have a drink. Have a snack tonal phone on because it's been off for 45 minutes and textile, the people you like desperately need to speak Teoh on. Then you need to prepare within that 15 minutes the files and everything you need for the next subject or revising. So it's quite a busy 15 minutes in that break. So they are not revising in those 15 minutes who having a well earned break we're stocking up on energy on you are getting your files ready and organized. So that means that when you're in the 45 minutes we absolutely have got this pure revision time, you're totally focused. You tell your friends will phone is going off. You will not be contact aboard during these 45 minutes on. Then you've already made a revision timetable. So of course you know exactly what you'll be doing. Um, so the other thing I would say is that when you are during your when we're doing your work , make sure you've planned it so that you alternate between something really easy and something really difficult. So few scheduled five things to do that day. Maybe it's a weekend or school today, and you've got five different hours. You're working in very out the subjects that don't do French, French, French because it was boring. Do you like French history? English math, Various up, but also within what you're doing. Make sure you do like a hard subject. An easy subject, A medium subject. Something like that, don't you? Easy, easy, easy or hard, Hard, Hard Because you won't get the maximum out of your revisions. Remember? Vary it up. So, um, the other thing I wanted to tell you about is a really good website called Focus, mate. So this is something I've discovered relatively recently. So if you are definitely focused on doing or 45 minutes of work where you could local now this is only for 17 or older, but I know a lot of your doing your A levels. So you log on to focus, mate, You book a session. You have a session with something completely random. They could be all over the world on. Did you keep your camera on and you say hi, What are your goals today will be like, Well, I'm learning my French firms and they'll be like I'm doing a presentation for business or something like that on. Then you just have this brief exchange where you state your goals and then you work for 45 minutes. You can have a muted Aurand muted, and you're just like in each other's company, but virtually because obviously it's online. And then it beeps when it's time for the end of the session and you say, Did you did you achieve what you wanted to achieve? And they say yes or no, and that's the end of new clothes. It sounds really simple. Sounds a bit weird, but it works. So if you're someone who just called sit for 45 minutes, I really recommend you give this a go, which is focus, mate. Also for under 17. You actually aren't allowed to use focus, mate. You could try during something like that yourself with a French. So you know, this is a version off studying with a friend, sometimes very distracting to do that if you're in the same room. But if you try and do it in this virtual way, it might be really good. So that's all from me about sorting out your revision time. 17. Creating Corners: Hi there. I'm gonna talk to you now about what I call creating corners when you have a whole day or provisional head, like maybe on the holidays or it's a weekend can actually seem quite daunting. And you don't really know where to start on its because you've got so much time that you, in fact feel a bit overwhelmed with the amount of time you have to the several things I can suggest. My creating corners thing is toe on purpose. Give yourself, um, sort of things to do, like going on the bus, even going on a train, Um, or going to a coffee shop or something like that. By going out and doing something like that, you're giving yourself a fixed amount of time where there's really nothing else to do apart from, Look at your notes. So when you go to a coffee shop, obviously I don't want you, Teoh. I don't want you to have your phone on, but you know, you're sitting there on your own. I mean, what you going to do? Well, you can revise or you're on a bus. What you gonna do? You're going to revise or you're on the train. What you going to do? We're going to revise. So when you've got one of those like long days, you don't know what to do. Get out and give yourself basically no choice but to revise by putting yourself in a situation where you'd be really bored if you did nothing else. 18. How Do You Use Your Time: I want to think about how you use your time, how productive you are in the day. So why would do for this is always take a normal day on monitor every hour. What? Your drinks. Really interesting exercise. If you get up at seven. You know, presumably your like having breakfast and getting washed and dressed and all that and then eight oclock. You know, maybe you're walking to the bus on nine oclock. You're at school working at school, that sales there to fall. And then you come home when you watch TV for an hour. Five oclock. You're on WhatsApp with your friends. Six o'clock. You have dinner seven o'clock. What you're doing a bit of work on. Maybe you're gonna work till 10. Bed, maybe. Okay, you can try on a couple of days or one day and no down what we're doing every hour. But then I would do is I would calculate. So, how much sleep are you getting? So that would mean nine hours, cause you're waking up at seven. So we could do this. You couldn't sleep. You're gonna have you going to do this for, like, nine hours a day. It's using the start lab. And it's like you take away, um, nine hours of sleep a day. Um and you can say, How much time are you actually doing revision work? Well, that looks like it's three hours three. And how much time are you eating? You might be eating full. What? A two hours be that. And how much time are you on watching TV and whats app on a low those things Looks like that was two hours on how much time you've spent sort of walking to the Basir on doing all that sort of thing. That was one hour. So what we have to do is you have Teoh call this walking when he could have, like with that saying that you can have all that. Maybe exercise. What you need to think about is the time spent doing this on if you find that this is no enough time in your day, you're not spending enough time in your day doing revision on you want to increase that, for example, to a five that say what you actually want to dio is to get that over here, you've got to borrow time from something else something else has to go. Now. What do you think? I'm gonna choose as the thing if I want that revision to get an extra two, you've got to take to off something else. You could break all pylea to take two hours off or you get rid of the TV and what's up? So whatever is, you have to get that two hours from something else. So maybe it is from that. In which case, this has been very helpful to see how you are capable time and how you can get more time if you think you don't have enough. 19. Your Goals: I want to talk to you about your goals. I think it's really important to keep your goals firmly in your mind. You might even want to write down and like sticking on your walls. Why are you doing this? Revision? Why are you going for it on the answer presumably is because you wanted to you. Well, you want to get into the university of your choice. That's gonna help you get a great job later in life, which, believe me, it will be really grateful for, so it is worth spending the time doing it now. But I think what you need to do is you need to remember that you need to have brakes as well, because this is real life. You don't want to burn out, so make sure you schedule breaks in Jewish schedule. You could reward yourself. So once you've done, like, really good amount of revision, you know, do meet up with your friends. But do you limit that there are times we're going to say no. There are times I'm gonna say No, I can't go to that party or I can't go to that football match or something like that because your vision comes first and your friends and family will understand. They are your friends. They want you to do the best you had. They are going to understand. Say someone to explain it to them. That's fine. And remember that you've got this reward off the summer holiday afterwards, maybe you could really kick back and relax and do anything you want to. But this time you're gonna fake us short term pain for long term gain. 20. Letting Go: This is all about letting go now What am I talking about? Letting go. You are only doing or GCSE s once you're only gonna be doing or a levels once and these exams absolutely count. So in the run up on and when I say run up, I mean, maybe from the march onwards, cut back on any extracurricular activities, you cannot do something every day after school. You simply don't have the time or the energy if you want really focusing on your revision. So you know, if someone saying to you or you must go to a choir practice or you must go to football practice or whatever, This might be the time to reevaluate and say I could go once a week to football practice, But I can't go three times a week because my g C s e's air coming. I need to put those hours in. You've seen when we've designed the revision timetable that you know you need those slots for revising. You probably already worked out how many slots you need, so some things were gonna have to let go. Does it matter? No, because you can come back to them after your exams off. Your example could have so much reading. And then I have so much time. You could do football all day if you want, but in the run up to it sounds, you've got to prioritize and g. C. S E's will count for your whole life as well. Air Force. It will affect what university you go to on that can affect your job prospects and many, many things after that. So please think about letting go in a very positive way, and it's for a very finite time and you will come back to it. 21. Using Feedback Constructively: I Now I'm going to talk to you about using feedback constructively. It's inevitable that your teacher is gonna mark your work and I'm gonna get some things right and something's wrong. You're going to get some uplifting comments on some comments where they tell you what it is you need to do to get better marks. Now, if you look on the think if excite, I've got this grid that says using feedback constructively, I'm just gonna talk to you about why this is a good idea to fill in. The first column says the question number I got wrong on the topics that might have been questioned for topic was forces the issue I didn't understand. So you could say I didn't understand the issue of Drag, for example. The next column is What can I do to overcome this? So it might be that you look in your textbook that you article teacher, you ask a friend, you try another question on it and look at the Marks game and see how they explained it. And then the last Coram is have I tested myself on this, So having like worked out what it's all about, you they need to test your understanding. Use a question from a textbook or from a study guide or from the past paper. And make sure you get it right. You can always ask your teacher to market for you if you don't have the answers or if it's a subject that doesn't have a right or wrong answer like a ness, a based subject. So it's really important for you to isolate what you got wrong. Be really clear. What is the bit that you didn't understand so that you could learn from your mistakes? It's good you made that mistake now because it means we're not gonna make it in the exam because you've got time to understand it. So make sure you don't lose those precious mistakes. Keep all those mistakes on the grid that I've made for you on. Then make sure you sort them out. And then once you've sort them out, you could put all their new understandings on a new sheet of paper like a crib sheet. So encryption it is this light a sheet off little the things you need to know on one sheet so you could be like, well, new understandings there. So don't lose sight of those mistakes. Keep hold of them. Also note the good and the bad if you do something really well and your teacher gave you good feedback, you don't want to lose that either. You want to keep a note? What is it? I did well and write a note about, um how you couldn't continue that next time. So from a but by 22. Time And Task Management: I just want to talk to you today about prioritizing your work. What I would say to you is have a general to do less where anything that comes into your head, you write down on, then have an urgent to do list, which is basically today's list. So every day I would look at your general list on right down transfer from there to your today's lest so this is really important because you don't forget things and things. When you when you're revising things are gonna pop into your head. You can write that on your general list on. Then you can have your absolutely urgent stuff that you have to do today. So that's just a tip about prioritizing something. I want to introduce you to this urgent, important matrix. We speak a little bit about prioritizing. Maybe you've seen this here, so essentially what it is is you have a matrix, which just means agreed. And here you got your urgent stuff. This is no urgent on here. This is this stuff is important. Unimportant. Okay, so something that is argent on dim. Porton said that you might have a test. You might have a math test tomorrow. Well, it's urgent cause it's tomorrow. It's important because it's helping you test your ability and it might lead to a prediction of your grade. So that was the sort of thing you have in there. So let's see what something that's important on no urgent. This mean this could be learning my favorite thing. You know, causes of the federal revolution. Learning causes off French Revolution. You've got to do it so it's important. But it doesn't have to happen today. Then you've got something that is important. Um, so that is unimportant on urgent. So that might be like your friend called back called Called You and you have to call your friend back. It's important you do it. This is urgent, but it's no unimportant thing in terms of like not one effectual GCC's. But it is something you do need to attend to. Then something that's just me, their urgent nor important might be like playing a game on your phone. Well, somewhere, anything that is in that box but a big cross through you're never, ever gonna need to do that, So forget it. That's never gonna paranal it. So next time you have remain to do less, and you got loads of things on it. You can separate it into these different segments. There's something else I want to show you about breaking stuff down. So what I'd like to show you is this, Um if this is about working backwards, let's say you've got a goal. Which is you got to write an essay on a Shakespeare play, want to do it this way around Shakespeare s A and it's an enormous task, and it's really quite overwhelming. So what we need to do is when you say, Well, what what would you need to do in order to get That s a dumb. So one of the things is you need to understand that. Let's say you've decided you're gonna you're gonna need to pick a theme. So you're going to need to identify two themes, maybe, and then you're gonna have to pick one of them. So then you pick one of them. And then what do you have today? Well, maybe you need to know about the characters and explain what they have got to do with the film s okay with the play, and then what? You need to do before that. Well, you need to make sure that you have a It may be that you read the whole play that you've got examples off the characters, speech on actions. So here we can see something actually quite concrete, which you have examples of. The characters speak speech on actions on. The next thing I would do is to put some time on this. So I would say, you know what? Actually, I could pretty easily get some examples of the characters speech. Maybe today. So we try. Um I do need to read the whole play for that. So, actually, maybe that is something that comes together. If you could do all that one day, but what you could certainly do actually is to do this per character. So maybe if I'm gonna move, it's all right to move this around, so I want to read the play. Maybe that's what happens today. Refresh your memory of what happens in the pay, and then you're going to get examples of different characters. You've got character X on character. Why? So that might take reading The pain might be today. Character X might be Monday's job character. Why might be Tuesday's job? Um, identity. That trying a theme? Maybe once you read it, you can think about your themes on then Putting it all together might be something you can do on Thursday. So what we've done is you're taking something that seems quite insurmountable on actually breaking it up and even put times on when we're going to do this. But the other thing you have to do, um, is you have to think about have you missed anything? So I'm just looking at they something King. Actually, when I went backwards, did I miss anything? Andi, for example, Um I will say, going to think about any, um, criticism of the play. So maybe we're doing like a level English English. You need to put some criticism in. So actually, maybe that will be Friday's job. I'm actually something else. I haven't person that is having time to review the whole FAA and they edit. So maybe editing will be Saturday's job. Now what? You got a fairly messy diagram like that. Of course, you can turn that into something very meat You can planet. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and you can transfer. You got your plan, say Monday was on some days. Today's Sunday was read. The play one day was find examples from character X. A lot of law on Saturday was editing, and then you're gonna have a nice plan of action. 23. 80 20 Rule: I'm gonna talk to you now about the 80 20 rule. The 80 20 rule means that 20% of what you do is giving you 80% off your results. So actually, you don't have to always do 100% of the work. Because if you focus on the real 20% that's gonna make a massive difference that is going to give you on the most reward. So what I'm saying is, prioritize what you need to learn, do the bits. First, they're going to give you the maximum results. Don't do those fiddly bits that are gonna get you one more marked. Learned the big topics that they're going to get you, like 20 more marks. 24. Artifical Deadlines: So today I'm gonna talk to you about making artificial deadlines for himself. You might have eight deadlines or at once or eight exams. All you know, three in one day three and another day on to the next day. So you have to make artificial deadlines. You have to say to yourself, I'm going to get this thing finished in one week. This thing finished the following week on the other one finished the following week. So even though there is dead, like to artificial would actually get it done. Give the working. If it's something that has to be given in, even if it's not due in for another two weeks, give it in, get out the way because you need to focus on the other on the other stuff. Don't try and work on more than one piece of work at a time. The reason I suggest that to really phone coast is it takes a while to get into a subject, and then if you have to stop and then get into the other, subject actually wastes a huge amount of time. So if you can, for able to structural time at this, I think, is one thing at a time. Give it in job Done. Don't worry. Had another two weeks a direct cause. You want to focus on the next thing? 25. Making The Most Of School Lessons: Hi, everyone. Now I'm gonna talk to you about how to maximize your time, actually, in your lessons. And you might think when we're talking about this, I'm talking about revision because revision should be a re vision. Meaning we're going over stuff you already know. So also offered revision is about learning something, cause you never really got it in the first place. So the real key here is to make sure you understand it in the first place, where best to understand it in the classroom where you've been taught it. So here's some tips for me about how to do that. The first thing is I would find out in advance from a teacher what we're going to be covering that week on, I would look that up in your textbook or in your revision guide on I would find the appropriate place. Let's say, got my chemistry book again. Let's say your teacher says, or we're going to be studying bonding and reactions, I would say, Or which bit is it electron shells, Ionic bonding on. I would actually read those pages in advance only a couple of pages per lesson. That will mean that you actually hit the ground running. You know what the teacher was talking about? It's not coming cold. That will mean your lesson has turned into a revision lesson without doing any revising. How amazing is that? So you wrecked the pages. You go to your lesson on you already have an idea off what is going on. But because you've already listen to my video, we should do about active reading. You won't have read those passively. You're will have already read those two pages in advance, using a pen in your hand on underlining the keywords and probably writing them on some sort of index cards. So that means you already know what the keywords are. You have a list and probably their definitions as well. The other thing that is really important is to follow up with the teacher, and I think you don't understand. No doubt you'll get some homework on the subject. You might get some feedback, but the stuff you don't understand I really think you should go back to the teacher and ask . This is absolutely important so that you understand the material before you come to revise it. So what else have I got head? Yes. You must always try an exam question on this topic. Your teacher may well give you an exam question to try, but if no, I would get to the book. Lots of books on the market. This one is Scdp Book where they have a whole book off exam questions here on. I would just go to the appropriate page myself. Andi, check that. You understand how to do a question, and it's not only that you check that you understand how to do it, but you understand how to apply the knowledge why you're learning that in the first place. And how can they ask questions about that topic? Um, the other thing is to make sure you go to school awake. Now, I've seen many students be really tired in that essence, and then you're not gonna have this added bonus of it being effectively a revision lesson because we're gonna be too tired to take anything in. Make sure you're looking after yourself. Make sure you go to bed at a reasonable time. You wake up your fresh you've had a very healthy breakfast. You you're eating healthily. Cut out all that rubbish in the day. Any sort of bad snacks for you. Go for the fruit, Go for the water. Forget the fizzy drinks. Don't have the crisps. All this stuff matters. You might think, you know, Why am I talking about this in a revision course? Because it's healthy body healthy mind. That's why thanks. 26. Isolate The Problem: hi, everyone. The next thing we're going to talk about is how to use your teacher as a resource. When you're going through your revision, it might be that there's something you don't understand. Maybe we're doing some practice questions and there's just one step that is stopping you from getting the archer and you don't know. I call this isolating the problem, being really clear about what it is when it's something like an essay subject. It might be something like, I don't understand how to explain this or I don't understand how to write a conclusion about that. Whatever age, it's very, very specific. Go to your teacher and say to her, Look, I don't understand this. Could you explain now? You don't say. I don't understand the entire topic off, um, reactions, because that is too big and it's very frustrating for a teacher that you haven't isolated it. What you need to say is within the topic of reactions, there is this particular Ionic test that I do know, understand, and then they can really be targeted with their time. With an essay subject. I would write the essay and then go to the teacher and say that this it was this bit that I had problems with, like, really point to the bet. Now it may well be that they read the whole essay anyway, but at least you given them the option of only reading or conclusion or only reading your introduction. So it's really important to isolate the problem and do ask your teacher that way they'll be very, very willing to help you. 27. Are You In Balance: Okay, So I'm looking here at your health and well being and particularly, are you in balance? So I've given you this wheel in your on my materials on. I want you to think about where are you in terms of relationship ships? Think about, like relationship to your friends. You can think about relationships with your parents. How you doing with your sort of fitness and healthy eating? How are you doing with your school staff, Like school work and sort of engaging in the lessons? How are you doing with your revision? How are you doing with your relaxing time And you might have something else that we come back to, What you need to do here, it's You need to give yourself a mark out of 10. So you can say, you know, while I'm having a bit stressed with my friends, so I'm going to give myself six were Okay, I'm just having a bit of a stress. So not tell out. 10 at the moment. But six out of 10 on my parents having really supportive, actually. So I'm going to give them an eight. I'm from prove meant, but pretty good on What about fitness. I really like that. Go. At the moment, I'm just not going on my walk. So my runs or anything, it's going to give that to continue. I am eating really helpfully. I'm gonna get myself a big 10 because I like we've been focusing on making sure I'm eating lots of fruit, vegetables and water. None of that fizzy, rather Asian crisps. You know, when I have a snack before doing my work, actually have an apple. I'm really engaged with my school work from going there really fresh. Andi doing really well concentrating. Keeping up I might want to look at sleep was one of the other things here. Revision. Well, you know what? Since during that, please call such a big 10. So, you know, I'm doing really well on revision. Yes, I know. My coloring is no amazing relaxing. Oh, gosh, that's got out the window. I'm afraid because I'm not very good at relaxing. I'm so busy doing all these other things on my sleep is actually quite good at the moment. I'll give myself and eight. So what we're doing here, you're going to say, What am I going to stop doing or re prioritize. And delegates, What am I going to start doing to regain balance in my life? Well, we can see what's not balance, because if it was completely balanced, it'll be at the same level. So these three items of particularly worrying my relaxing time, my friendships, maybe their length, maybe like I need to tie in relaxing with seeing my friends a bit more on my fitness levels has gone completely out. The window is Well, maybe I could link all 3 May back and suggest with my friends. Why don't we go for a walk? So maybe we're gonna walk with friends on. That is gonna be a way to extort out these different things. What am I gonna stop doing? I'm going to stop feeling guilty about having a break. If you don't have brakes, he won't be tip top in your revision. For this is a way of just thinking. Are you in balance And to get back in ballads and start putting this intellectual in 28. Leading Up To The Exam: I'm gonna talk to you now about the run up to the examinations. So one thing is really important is you need to know when your exams are. What time is it? What time does it start? How long does it last for? These are really important questions. Now, when you do, a past paper will say on the front cover how long the exams. For although it might have changed, you do need to make sure that they haven't added time or decreased time. They will say how many questions you need to answer because it might be. Answer all the questions in life. You have a choice of questions in some subjects, and you need to decide how long to spend on each question. Now, normally the beginning off an exam paper, it says. We advise you to spend something like 45 minutes in question. One on the narrow question, too. But you need to have done a number of practice papers on realized where to spend your time at uni or doing an actual mark paper so that you know how to spend your time. Other things that are really important is to know how many questions you will be asked, um, and pace yourself, because if you said to yourself, we're going to spend 25 minutes on question one on your you re 25 minutes and you haven't finished. Question one. You got to make the decision. Are you going to move on to the other questions? And the answer must be Yes, because you get. If you don't do question to our questions, we are going to get zero marks of those sections. If you don't finish question what one you won't get? Zero months will just get fewer marks. So much more sensible to move onto the rest on combat to question one if you finish early, something really important is to tell the school if you what they should already know if you need extra time and make sure they have applied for extra time for your exams. This needs to happen years in advance because they need to gather enough evidence to show that you need the extra time. Maybe have a medical condition or something like that. If you've developed a medical condition or you've had a bereavement in your family, that means someone has died or something has affected your performance in your exam that you know about before you do the exam, you need to tell the school and they need to send a letter to the exam board. Because often the exam board will compensate for that. That means they will take into account. That is something extraordinary has happened to you. They will not take this into account if you tell them after the exam. I really asked to see the letter that the school sends to the example as a way of checking that they actually have sent it. Unfortunately, I've heard of students. You have done the right thing and told their school, but their school never acted on it. So please, do you take the initiative? You must leave their location for your examine and make sure you know what room it is in. Make sure you know which exam. You know, math might have two or three exams. It's the calculator paper or the non calculated paper. Make sure have your equipment with you. Pencils, rubbers, pens, calculator. Ruler. Make sure you know what you call taking the exams. Hundreds of 100% sure you can't take in a mobile phone you might not be able to take in a watch that makes a noise like a alarm noise as well. You must never even think about photographing your exam paper or anything like that. You will get disqualified. It's not worth the risk. Please do not. Cheech, do not think about doing anything like that because apart from getting caught, you will live the rest of your life knowing that you've got a guilty. Your grade was not achieved by your hard work. And you you've got this. You can do the hard work. There's no need to even think about cheating in any way. Um, so Thea Other thing I'd say Azzan tip about exams is you need to do is many past papers as possible on also get knows of mark schemes and mark them yourself. Why do I say this? Because by really getting to grips with the mark schemes will see what vocabulary the examiners want you to use and how they want you to tackle. The question on even better than this is to read the Examiner's reports. The Examiner what once they mark a whole load of exam scripts per year, saying make it make reports saying the students as a whole didn't know this subject very well. Well, they didn't know this subject very well. Well, they let none of them got this definition on that will tell you the things the examiners thing you should know, Which is probably what they're gonna ask you next time. If you really know your syllabus well, and you know how the exam works. Really? Well, the best thing you can do is to write your own exam paper. That's if you if you can write your own exam paper and you can answer it. You have really nailed your exam revision because it means you totally understood how the exam work to the point where you can create your own good luck. 29. Exam Technique: I'm talking to you today about exam technique. Basically, you have done lots of past papers, lots of mark schemes. You've Martin with lots of mark schemes. You read Examiner's report. So you're in a very good place. You've done all your revision. You go into your exam, you need to get there at least 15 minutes early. Remember, there might be traffics. It doesn't matter if you're early. When you're a little bit early, don't start having a chat with everyone. Just sit quietly and re read your last set of index cards or something like that and come into the exam. Read the front cough of the exam very, very carefully. Just in case they changed instructions from last year or something like that. It may have changed a number of questions. You have to answer all the how you have to answer them. Actually read the instructions, read through the questions. If it's one of those sorts of things where you have to choose, what's question to Dio? If you have to our model the questions, start immediately. If you'll start onto something, try to remember one of those memory techniques that you've learned. If that doesn't help just move onto the next question. You've already worked out previously. How long each question should take. Make sure you keep your eye on your watch. Make sure that you're not spending too long on one question. If you are just move on, you'll get more marks for attempting more questions than to spend too long on. One question. If you've got time leftover, start checking your work, That's it. 30. After Each Exam: I just want to speak to you about what to do directly after an exam. I wouldn't stick around. I would not speak to your friends. I would not compare answers. In the worst case scenario, you're going to think, Oh, I didn't get the same answer. Therefore, I must be wrong. Of course they might be wrong and you got the right answer. But it doesn't do anyone any good. Just have a stock reply. If anyone says, How did you find that? Just say it was OK. I'm not going to go home and revised for the next one because that's what I want you to do . You draw a line under it. You just forget that exam completely. That one has gone were no even thinking about that anymore On were totally focused on the rest of the exams. What if you think you completely screwed up? You know what? I have a little winch to your pair rental to your friends for about 10 minutes. Maximum time there. And after that you were simply not allowed to whinge about anymore because you don't want it to affect your performance of your other exams, you need to regroup quickly and start revising will continue revising or revised with the last time. Maybe, um, for the next exam. You don't want to jeopardize that. Just think off the long term, OK? So don't please panic about the exam. You can't do anything about it for the one that's gone, but you can do plenty for the ones to come. So 10 minutes of moping around and then back on it. 31. After the exam period: when you finished all all your exams. You have this wonderful feeling off complete freedom. Yes, you're absolutely free now. If you want to lay in bed so late, that's up to you. For the girl of your friends, that's up to you. You deserve that rest because you have put in a lot of effort. But there are other things you can do that are a bit more constructive than doing nothing. On one of them is to get work experience. So I would really advise you to try and book in advance before your revision period starts to book some work experience, just try and get work experience. It has many different sectors as you can by asking friends and family and also applying for four more schemes. Who is a really good way off doing something useful in your summer on also taking your mind off waiting for those results 32. Results Day: So I'm going to talk to you now about results day. You've had that long summer you've got the results were feeling either elated that you've done really well or you're feeling disappointed that you feel you didn't do so well. Now, if you're feeling elated, well done. Excellent. Think about what you did well in your exam revision. So that next time you have an exam, whether at University or Frey levels you do the same thing. It really is worth writing down. What you did successfully will take you five minutes will be a very useful document to come back to. For those people who are witnessed appointed, there's two things I'm going to suggest. The first thing is considered whether you should get a remark that is for someone who thinks they did better than their grade shows. So you got a level five. You think you deserve level eight. Now it is. There's a process you need to follow me to ask your school how to do this, the exams officer or your head of year. But basically you may want to get your paper back first so your teacher can see if you should have a remark on then. If it's yes, you, you pay or your school pays a small thing that it remarked, If it's no, if they think we're not going to go up a grade, then you should leave alone because your grade Congar up or down in a remark so you don't wanna it to go down. You don't want to jeopardize a better mark for worst marks. They do take the opinion off your teachers. If you do think you haven't done say well, the other thing is to think what went wrong in your revision. What could you improve? You're bound to take exams again in your life. Maybe you've got a levels coming up. Maybe you've got university exams. It is worth spending five minutes writing down what you could have improved. So you know how to do that next time 33. Thank you and good luck: Hi there. Thank you so much for watching my videos. I hope they are helpful. Hope you've enjoyed them. I hope you found my sheets really useful as well. Please give me any feedback by emailing me at Natalie at educational guidance guru dot com . Remember, I do other courses as well. I do a course about how to get into the UK is top universities. Andi, I've got a suite of other courses as well. So a lot remains for me to say is best of that.