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Bring your parents to revision event
Transcript of Bring your parents to revision event
bRING YOUR PARENTS TO revision
To work through some revision together
To understand how you can work as a team to get through the revision period!
Hang in there with your revision students AND parents!
Help & advice about what effective revision is
Aims of the evening
To share some effective revision tips
Best approach to planning revision
1. Students use a specification to plan their revision for each subject
2. RAG rate each topic within a subject
3. Tick off that they are 'Revision ready' for each topic
4. Work through each topic, starting with the REDs!
5. Tick off once revision has been completed for a given topic
Rough estimate of time needed
RED = 2 hours
Amber = 1 hour
Green = 30-45 mins
**This is Not
- this could change!
Don't forget students, it's stressful for your parents too!
**other makes are available**
Don't be intimidated by the content!
Encourage them to retrieve what they learned during the school day
Swap roles !
You can become the learner
Set your son/daughter up with resources to use for revision
Know their revision plan
Make them take breaks and get enouch sleep!
Now to Easter (at the latest) = Getting revision ready
Easter onwards = Exam ready
How can I support their revision?
Honest conversation time!
Please help yourself to
example of effective revision
Flashcards...why use them?
1)They are great for
..No one likes it, but
needs to do it.
are a good way to do this because you
learn as you make the cards
, and then you have an excellent resource to
over and over again
, until you know the answers.
FLASHCARDS - hOW...?
Write the answer on the other side.
On the other side, write "Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune".
sOME EXTRA POINTERS...
Make up several - or dozens - of such cards.
You could colour code them for different subjects - for example, have all
Increase the complexity for essay exams
. If you are reviewing for an essay-based exam, make the information on the back side of the cards more
so that you can see the word (for example, "Romeo") and be able to recall several points showing his
for Juliet, several points showing the complexity of his
advantages and disadvantages
of Shakespeare's portrayal of him, what the
Put the flashcards in order, Or, randomly stack them, anyway you like.
It can be helpful to put all the questions in each category together (and number each card in the corner so you can put them in an order). Put the title card at the top of the pile before putting a rubber band around them all for safe keeping.
So how do you use them to revise?
Pick up the first card and read the keywords/phrase.
Try to recall as much of the information as you can.
Flip over the card and see if you got the answer(s) right.
If you're happy you got the information right, put that card on the 'right' pile. If you got the information wrong or incomplete, put it on the 'wrong' pile.
And now, it is time to get your family and friends involved!
Make your own flashcards using a pack of index cards and a black marker pen.
Coloured cards work best, so you can categorize your flash cards. Plus, they're easier to look at and study from.
Take the first index card and write the subject you are studying for in big letters.
For example, write "SCIENCE" in block letters. Write the topic name smaller in the card's margin (or the top). This card then becomes the top of the pile card that tells you which set of flashcards you're using.
Write the key word on the first card.
On one side of the card, write a very brief cue, key word or phrase, or possible exam question. For example "Solar system planets (in order of closest to sun)".
Begin revising using the flashcards.
Surprise! You've already been revising. By writing down the questions and answers on your flashcards, you've begun the revision process already.
Now, you need to start reviewing.
You will need to read all of your flashcards (both questions and answers) either silently or aloud.
When you have made multiple cards, it's time to test yourself. Here's how you do it:
Resources available for parents
WElcome to our parent & student
What effective revision is and is not
effective revision is not...
1. re-reading notes
'Memory is the residue of thought'
What we spend our time deeply thinking about, is what will be committed to memory.
Re-reading just creates the 'illusion of knowledge'.
practice exam questions
Massed practice = cramming during easter revision, or the week, or (!) the night before the exam
distributed or spaced practice = most effective way to revise
Spread learning out over time
...what they are not...
...and what they are...
Encourage them to revisit old topics