Developing a Mindset for Success
Identify Your Child’s Revision Style
You can try all the different styles to see which one works best for them.
1) Does your child love to use colour to highlight important factor?
2) Is your child a flash /index card fan?
3) Is your child into mind maps or loves condensing information on posters?
4) Does your child love post it notes or sticky notes?
If you’re unsure of which one your child will gravitate towards, then by all means try each of these styles to see which works best or better still mix and match as long as there is work in progress.
The purpose of revision is to help your child condense the information they need to know and be able to replicate that information when answering exam questions.
Revision should be planned and scheduled into your child’s daily activities or routines.
Different Types of Revision Techniques
1) Create Revision Notes
Resources needed – coloured pens, highlighters, note book, note pads
When create revision notes, you must encourage your child to write what they’re revising out in their own words and not copy word for word.
This helps their brains to process the information, thinking it through and replicating in their own words which guarantees that they have understood the topic they are revising.
Revision notes should be very well laid out with each subject, topic, titles sub titles, bullet points and numbered lists well structured. Your child can use the different coloured pens for these to help them stand out.
If it’s a subject that involves a lot of diagrams or annotations/labelling, you can use diagrams to help with visualising the concept.
2) Flash/Index Cards
Your child can also consider using flash cards to condense the information and for easy access.
Revision involves repetition, so the revision notes must be revisited and condensed onto flash or index cards.
The purpose of this is for the information to register in the brain. A good way to use flash/index cards is to revise definitions of keywords, words and meanings, formula in chemistry, important quotes in English literature and for the languages – the translations.
Your child can write the keyword on one side of the card and the definition on the other side. Different colours can also be used to distinguish between subjects.
3) Mind Maps or Revision Posters
Here your child can use a large poster to link ideas of all they know on a specific topic together.
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