Adapt for Different Subjects

I don’t know how many of you do this anyway so I am just going to be addressing those students that don’t. You shouldn’t use the same study methods for different subjects. This is definitely not an effective way of learning. Firstly, it will make your revision repetitive and boring meaning that you will be less likely to do it and more likely to fail your exams. Secondly, how can you revise for a Maths exam the same way you would revise for an English Exam? It just doesn’t make sense! If you’re doing Maths, it makes sense to go over some questions and try and answer them. Maths is one of those subjects where if you want to learn Maths, you have to do Maths. For English, I would recommend using flashcards and post-it notes writing down all key terms and techniques with their definitions. For Sciences, definitely learn the key concepts. With the Sciences, you cannot score well in exams just by memorising facts and definitions. You have to understand the applications of the science because in the exam, they could ask you the same question in a million different ways so if you have to know what you’re talking about. With the Sciences, they also like bringing in real-life applications so definitions will not help you with these questions but understanding key concepts most definitely will. Don’t neglect the definitions though because they occasionally ask for definitions in the exam so learn the definitions but don’t make learning the definitions as the foundation of your revision.


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