Posts by Nigel

15. Exam help – sleep

Dear Isaac, Your ability to concentrate on your revision, to perform well in the exams and to cope with any stress all take a major hit when you’re not getting enough sleep on a regular basis.  I suspect you know this already. But did you know that people who score the top grades in their…

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14. Exam help – recap

Dear Isaac, Let’s recap what I’ve gone on about so far shall we today? I’ve been trying to offer you all the ingredients you need for the recipe of great revision. In particular: you should now know your preferred learning style but also the importance of using all the styles of learning so you don’t…

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13. Exam help – maps

Dear Isaac, I love maps! And I love mind maps – these aren’t maps of your mind but maps of the stuff you need to know about a particular subject. They are truly awesome at helping you condense your notes and to learn from. So they get a whole post of their own! I used…

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12. Exam help – parents

Dear Isaac, Glad you liked the online research and if you do look for a Tutor in Maths I hope you find one that makes you laugh as you learn. Laughter really does help you absorb and retain information. Today I’m simply going to list the various roles your parents are going to fill over…

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11. Exam help – help

Dear Isaac, Thanks very much for your help with my IT stuff! I owe you.  When you look around for help there’s so much out there (wherever that is!) that it can be more than a little confusing. I found that when looking for advice about WordPress but you sorted it. So let me offer…

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10. Exam help – time

Dear Isaac, I loved it when you were little when we went to the seaside. You’d ask “Are we nearly there yet?” after about ten minutes. So let’s look at how long should you revise for at one sitting? The easy answer is that’s it down to you. If you feel great you might feel…

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9. Exam help – how to revise 2

Dear Isaac, Good revision cuts down exam stress so I thought of a few more points for you about revision that might be worth mentioning. Revision means  “re-visioning” or re-looking at information you already have.  It’s easier to learn something if you understand it. The aim of revising is to condense  your notes to a…

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8. Exam help – how to revise

Dear Isaac, What revision techniques are there? “At last!” I hear you say!! Ok – it’s taken a while but we’re here now!! There are quite a few techniques and I think you should  try out as many of these as you can to see which suit. Again, no different from skateboarding when you tried…

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7. Exam help – have a plan

Dear Isaac, Do you like to know what’s about to happen next? Well, today is “Plan a revision timetable day”! I can feel your excitement and anticipation from here! Before we get into it let me say that this something parents can be great at – it’s pretty boring and they will, again, be impressed…

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6. Exam help – let’s start

Dear Isaac, OK – let’s get down to it. What to do: 1. Gather all your notes, books and exam board’s past papers, marking systems and syllabi (or specifications I think their called today!) together.  2. Divide them into subject piles and maybe even put them in files of some sort.  You know that each…

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