Archive for May 2008

Revision Resources Regularly Right!

May 16, 2008

Capital Caligraphic R Revision Resources for all of my students! Revision is very important, but using it well is even more important. Here is my advice for using revision exams:

  1. Download and print all documents
  2. As you have only two practice exams, use the first one to check your knowledge. to do this, complete your revision and then complete the first test with your resources open (i.e, your text book, note book and any allowed exam resources)
  3. Check your answers, and identify any mistakes you made.
  4. Classify the mistakes – silly mistakes (those you shouldn’t have made) and wrong mistakes (mistakes that you didn’t know were wrong)
  5. Consider what you can do to avoid the silly mistakes, and study what you didn’t know.
  6. Use the second exam to time. Only allow yourself the time the exam gives to practice your pace.


Give me an "R"!

May 8, 2008

Studying Give me an “E”! Give me a “V”! Give me an “I”! Give me a “S.I.O.N”! What does it spell? Well – I hope you¬† know the answer to that one! but you may not know the answers to some other things! With exams coming up, this is a generic open post for all of my students. Whatever you want me to cover in revision sessions – this is the place to tell me. Just make sure that you include your name, your class and no more than three specific topics.

What was that? Specific topics, you say?

I do say! You need to be very precise about what you need me to cover – it is no good to say “bonding” when what you actually want to know about is how the physical properties of metals is related to type of bonding that metals have. So be specific – that way I can make sure that all the time that we have is specifically useful!

Listen to the pig! But hold your breath at the end – pigs have very bad manners!

See you in class!