Thursday, 2 June 2011

Revision Techniques

With many athletes in the middle of exams at the moment, trying to balance your studying and sport can become very demanding. Here are some tips to help you study more effectively.

The sooner you start practicing the sooner they become a routine, and make balancing your priorities much easier

· Try to summarise the topics at the end of each module or chapter. This will help you gain a better understanding and a quick review of the information covered. Think about using a diagram to summarise too.
· Active reading- take notes, underline or highlight while you are reading
· Practice drawing diagrams, using visual aids can be a valuable tool to assist learning.
· Say things aloud- self talk helps you have a clearer understanding of a topic
· Develop formula cards- word on one side definition the other

Pre-reading activities- prepare for revision like preparing for a training session. Write down what you want to achieve from the session.

Post reading activities- Condense the main points in to summaries and try to use a diagram to explain what you have covered.

Good Luck!!!

1 comment:

  1. Having a goal for a study session is so important. Too many of us sit down thinking 'I need to study' and because we have no clear aim in mind, simply get distracted by the perceived impossibility of it all. Break down everything that has to be done (into chapters, topics, or modules), and set yourself a realistic goal and schedule based on those. For example instead of sitting down thinking 'I need to study Biology today', thing 'ok, today I'm going to cover plant reproduction' That might include reading over the topic, putting together quick reference notes for final revision, doing some sample exam questions and practicing some diagrame. At the end of the session you should be able to tick plant reproduction off your list of topics to be studied. One less to cover! All of a sudden, the task at hand seems more achieveable.