Posted 28 March 2018
Don't you like to study ? You don't know how to do it and the stress starts to rise as you approach your exams ? This week the team of Bodypack he gives you some tips and tricks to accompany you during this time that is not the most fun of your life. But if you implement some of these tracks, I promise, I swear ... it's guaranteed success ! 😊
Reread your classes often
Your teachers have been chomping at you all year : you have to revise your classes often. Well, you know what ? They're right. To memorize, nothing better than repetition. It is necessary to go out and reread his classes, stored well warm in your school bag, to learn them. But not stupidly, reading to read is useless. Most of all, you have to understand what you're reading to be able to memorize it.
Source: Google Image-Lilou's drawings
You haven't read and revised anything of the year ? Do you feel like you don't remember anything when you re-read your classes ? All is not lost ! You still have a few weeks to rectify the shot and generate all the knowledge you'll need on D-Day.
If you can't do it alone, it's simple : get help. At your place first, your parents are there, they can help you. They have knowledge and can share it with you if you ask them questions and give you advice for your revisions, such as helping you set up a revision schedule to avoid dead ends, manage your time well and be ready on time.
If your parents are not too available, turn to your teachers and friends.
In some colleges and high schools, support course are sometimes set up by your school's teaching team. The opportunity for you to take back the points not acquired during the year and straighten the bar. Sometimes we do not like some teachers, we do not like their classes so we do not listen to anything because we are not captivated by his teacher. But arrived the day of the exam, it is the blank page and stress ! so to avoid such situations, do not hesitate to ask other teachers for help. In these support courses you you will end up with different teachers and approaching things in a different way may help you understand and integrate them for good. So if your college or high school is setting up this kind of revision preparation course, don't hesitate to go with your Bodypack backpack favorite and in addition, for your parents these courses are free, unlike school support companies where classes are paid.
Revise to multiple
Getting help from your friends can also be a solution if you don't like to study alone. Several brains are better than one😊
You can ask yourself, if you did not take your notes well or if you were absent that day you can ask for the notes of your best friend. You two will be better able to sort between what is important and what is less. But be careful not to be dispersed when you are in a group it can slip on other topics much more interesting than the revisions ... self management and small group of 2 to 4 people maximum because above, it turns rather to the big funny than to work effectively.
And yes the famous fact sheets are still a good way to learn and revise quickly. To make a good review sheet, you must already reread its course, a good point. Then you have to know how to summarize the main information, no need to copy your course, this is not the goal. For this ask yourself questions of style: what is really important in this course ? What should I remember absolutely ? What could be asked of me as a question about this on the day of the exam ? And you will see that you will note on your cards the essential to remember, without burdening yourself with what is secondary. With this exercise, you will also learn to prioritize information. Another good point : you will go through the writing to make these cards and writing a summary of your course will also help you remember it. Then the week before your exam and the day before you will only have to re-read these cards to be sure to know everything about this subject.
If you don't like cards ; if you don't like writing too much, other, more visual ways exist :
Mind Mapping (mind map)
You're basically schematic your course. You start from the subject / main idea(E) of your course that you place in the center of a sheet of paper and you schematize all the information that revolves around with arrows and different colors. This diagram should help you understand all aspects of a topic and be able to answer these basic questions: Who ? What? Where ? When ? Come again? Why? If you can answer these simple questions on all your subjects, you are ready for the exam, otherwise you have to a little more "bucher" and this scheme can help you fill some holes.
Example of a mind mapping on how to revise efficiently. Source : apprendre-reviser-memoriser.fr
Giant timeline for geo history
Another very visual and creative way to learn and understand history-geography as a whole and bring together all the knowledge you learned from high school to high school : create your own giant timeline. From prehistory to today, on large sheets of paper that you connect with each other by taping them for example, you draw a huge arrow very wide to be able to indicate different information : the era or ERA in question, the important dates, the key characters of the time and any other information that you will find useful to add to this or that event. The result is quite magical : you understand everything. You finally gain access to knowledge and knowledge. You will understand the world you live in today thanks to this mega timeline. And yes all the facts of the past affect the world in which you live today, with this Timeline Everything finally interweaves in your mind and see all the events of the story clinging to each other will help you understand the why of how things in our history and human evolution happened. If you do this and you hang it on a wall of your room, everything becomes clear because it is not obvious to condense everything in his head when you spend several years approaching this or that time in the mess in addition ! and with different teachers and more or less captivating depending on the years. A good way to pass the test history-Geo and understand our history and who you really are, where you come from ? In short, maybe it'll even help you think about your own existence and answer some existential questions like who I am ? Where do I come from ? Why do I like this or that ? Why is my country so powerful ? What am I going to do with my life ? What do I like ?
If you don't like Geo-history because it's boring to stupidly learn dates, let alone revise it, you can try this exercise that will teach you to appreciate it and access knowledge.
If you don't like writing, drawing, or mapping ... maybe you like watching videos on YouTube ?
There are many teachers on YouTube who have created video courses. They're called tutorials. You have some on all course topics and there are some for all levels. If you don't like your teacher or you didn't understand anything at a class, you can look at a few. There are courses with animations, illustrations that allow you to review some important points and approached in another way what can be interesting. But it's one-way, you can't necessarily interact with the teacher, ask questions ... it's up to you to do your own analysis and think about what you were shown.
Train, Train, Train
Training, repetition promote memorization. Doing new exercises (at least 3 times) found on the internet, or coming from other teachers will help you to acquire automatisms and be sure not to be mistaken on the day of the exam (especially for math !)
Buying some anal for the tray is a good investment too. You will find the same exercises as those that come out of the exam because they are often subjects that have already been given. The summary sheets are also very well made, excellent course summaries, so consult !
Ventilate your head
To properly memorize, to ventilate the mind is necessary. During your revisions, do not hesitate to take breaks when you are saturated. But short, not more than 5 minutes because after it is harder to get back if you take a break of 20 or 30 minutes between each exercise is too much. Going outside, breathing, walking, running, playing sports is as necessary as sitting at "bucher". The brain needs air to be able to integrate what has just been read or listened to.
Illustration behavior during the review process. Do not exceed 20 to 30 minutes per revision assignment. Source : EspaceFrançais.com -excerpt from a Tweet from 2016-unknown Illustrator
Sleep well is also very important to properly memorize what you have just learned. Do not go to bed too late. Always avoid laptops and tablets in your bed and even in your room before going to bed. Sleep a sufficient number of hours…
In which places to revise ?
In ta room, quietly, without screen or other parasitic things that can distract you, just with your notebooks and your Bodypack backpack. A tidy office, with the essentials to review and not to disturb your attention.
The College or high school To review in groups, to be able to ask questions, to address the issues from another perspective that is still useful; or to the Library Or to CDI If you can't find the necessary concentration at home and in these places you will also have plenty of books and/or computers to review or search for more information on your course.
What is absolutely necessary for a good revision: the quiet, the silence to be able to concentrate a maximum, other advice when one reviews: no or little music, even less TV and not watch his laptop every 10 seconds. A necessary evil if you want not to revise for nothing.
In The Transport, you can reread your courses or your cards. Optimise your time. Every minute of review is good to take. It is better to revise little by little than suddenly. Privilege of Short assignments of revisions 20 to 30 minutes By subject and above 2-3 days after Rather than spend 2 large hours on the same subject or subject matter and do nothing to integrate, see you disregarding revisions.
Finding motivation to review
Isn't that the most difficult? Motivating to review ...
Yes, at Bodypack, the specialist in school leather goods, we think that finding the motiv to get to revise is the most difficult. So to get there and well: don't put pressure, go quietly, make small assignments of revision rather than big ones, in short, give themselves small, easy-to-reach goals. Then to find motivation, ask the right questions: Why do I have to pass my exams? To please Mom? NO! It is above all for you, for your future, to acquire knowledge that will then enable you to go further in life, in a course of study or to find work. Just also become smarter, more open to the world around you, find a passion ...
Having the urge to succeed is absolutely necessary for wanting to get to work.
If you're afraid not to do it, you have to work that point, stress management and self-confidence. For stress management, you can do breathing exercises, take courses in sophrology or Yoga, it's the big mode (and it also works), so to test if you can (and go with a beautiful Sports bag). There are also many coaches on YouTube who give excellent advice on personal development.
For self-confidence it can be longer, but say that if you are there, at this level, it is that you can do it and that you are in your place. Everyone is smart and as explained above, learning by heart bepidly serves no purpose, it is essential to understand and analyse this knowledge in order to be able to build itself as an adult. When you finish your exams, somewhere you would have grown up and matured. That the good is waiting for you after this review and review period. You will finally be able to enjoy life, go out, see more friends, leave over the weekend with your Technical backpack In relaxation mode and not in revision mode, you can spend more time on yourself, your family and friends, or your passion or your sport.