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    hey guys I'm in year 11 and i got an 80 by stressing the heck out my slef in the half yearlies to minimize i study hard and not smarter i literally make notes and barley revise them i mean that so stupid on so many levels but the problem is i don't how to revise bio like when i finished my whole topic notes for patterns in nature i didn't know shit



    so please recommend me study tips

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    Re: study help

    Quote Originally Posted by Thatstudentm9 View Post
    hey guys I'm in year 11 and i got an 80 by stressing the heck out my slef in the half yearlies to minimize i study hard and not smarter i literally make notes and barley revise them i mean that so stupid on so many levels but the problem is i don't how to revise bio like when i finished my whole topic notes for patterns in nature i didn't know shit



    so please recommend me study tips
    I believe with regards to this you have trouble memorising a large amount of content?

    If you have trouble memorising a large amount of content, take the following into account

    1)there's a finite amount of what they can ask in bio
    2)a "worksheet method"
    3)past papers
    4) learning from mistakes

    If you have so much trouble memorising so much content in bio I'd suggest a "worksheet method". This involves a set of super condensed (and concise) set of notes that you wrote (preferably). Copy and paste them on a computer and cut out some words here and there. After that print that out (maybe 5-10 times a day) and keep on filling it in, worksheet after worksheet. It's an "ancient" technique but still works for memorising content

    After you've got that information sunk into your head look for some past papers (at THSC) and do it (closed book preferably).

    Mark the past paper and learn from your mistakes. This can be done by looking at the marking criteria and/or giving your responses to your teacher for feedback

    Make sure you write notes according to the syllabus and look at past student notes to see how much you would need to know for each dotpoint

    Hope that helps

    Good luck

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    Re: study help

    Quote Originally Posted by Thatstudentm9 View Post
    hey guys I'm in year 11 and i got an 80 by stressing the heck out my slef in the half yearlies to minimize i study hard and not smarter i literally make notes and barley revise them i mean that so stupid on so many levels but the problem is i don't how to revise bio like when i finished my whole topic notes for patterns in nature i didn't know shit



    so please recommend me study tips
    Write out your notes for each dot point over and over again (I hope 9 times is ideal). Sorry if this is not too helpful.

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    Re: study help

    Quote Originally Posted by Thatstudentm9 View Post
    hey guys I'm in year 11 and i got an 80 by stressing the heck out my slef in the half yearlies to minimize i study hard and not smarter i literally make notes and barley revise them i mean that so stupid on so many levels but the problem is i don't how to revise bio like when i finished my whole topic notes for patterns in nature i didn't know shit



    so please recommend me study tips
    Personally I like to print the syllabus and highlight every dot point I 100% know, then revise every dot point not highlighted with my notes. Works well because then you don't miss any dot points!
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    Re: study help

    I used my notes to write mind maps of each focus area for maintaining a balance, but then I found that too slow and made a whole bunch of flash cards. I was very last minute and only went through the flash cards once, but writing them out helped me more than anything. So just do anything that interacts with your notes in a more in-depth way than reading over them. I also found always having biology at the top of your mind helps (like looking at a cat and thinking 'that cat has a pentadactyl limb'or looking at a tree and thinking 'vertical leaf orientation saves water because of reduced exposure to midday sun'. Drove me crazy but I got a band 6 ).

    The worksheet method sounds good, especially for bio which has so much terminology and a fair few numbers/stats (also not really relevant but remembering scientific names for all of the species you use as examples helps because the marker gets the impression that you know what you're doing)

    Hope this helps
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    Re: study help

    try anki for flashcards
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    The Overnight Student by Michael L. Jones - good read

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