How to help students to study and revise

sue paterson
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IGCSE and A Level Staff Training Mind Map on How to help students to study and revise, created by sue paterson on 10/17/2014.

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How to help students to study and revise
1 Regular quizzes
2 More frequent tests
3 Assessed pieces of classwork/homework/projects
3.1 Set extended pieces of work
3.1.1 Essays
3.1.2 Extended questions
3.2 Provide sources, resources/information, if appropriate
3.3 Provide guidance re: research skills, structure, layout etc
3.3.1 Eg: NO Wikipedia copy and paste
3.3.2 Must be own words or words they can explain to others
3.3.3 Display/poster
3.3.4 PowerPoint presentation
3.3.5 Video
3.3.6 Photo montage
4 Provide past paper questions on each topic
4.1 Helps students to understand how deep and broad their knowledge and understanding must be
4.2 Shows how topics will be tested
4.2.1 Style of questions
5 Provide relevant newspaper/internet articles
5.1 To broaden knowledge base
5.2 To provide concrete or real-life examples
6 Give outlines of Mind Maps for each topic/chapter
6.1 Students can add to them during or after each lesson
6.1.1 Provide excellent summary of topic
6.1.2 Encourages students to engage with material
7 Encourage students to study every day
7.1 Stress that they MUST study/ engage with that day's material that day and regularly thereafter
7.1.1 Demonstrate use of Mind Maps Made by hand Direct them to Exam Time platform
7.1.2 Note-taking Provide help with note-taking
7.1.3 Teach them to highlight effectively
8 Use PowerPoint presentations
8.1 Provide hand outs as summaries
8.2 Stress key words or concepts
8.2.1 Highlight
8.3 Use diagrams, flow charts, maps etc
8.4 Annotate as you explain
9 Check understanding regularly
9.1 Effective questioning
9.2 Body language
9.3 Facial expressions
10 Advise re: time management
10.1 Study timetables
10.2 Revision timetables
10.3 Prioritisation
10.4 Relaxation
11 Give feedback
11.1 Students must know how they are doing
11.1.1 Verbal or written
11.2 Profiles should state attitude and progress, achievement and how to improve
12 Use peer assessment
12.1 Familiarise students with marking criteria
12.1.1 Train them to assess eachothers' work This is will help them to assess the quality of their own work
13 Teach how to structure essays, extended answers etc
13.1 Provide lots of practice questions
13.2 Provide exemplars
13.3 Provide marks schemes
14 Direct students to xtreme papers
14.1 to find past papers for your exam board and your subject
15 Direct students to s-cool and other on-line revision guides
15.1 provide good summaries
15.2 but often not exam board specific
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