Exam essentials: Summarising information
If tackling your revision is making you feel slightly overwhelmed, here are a few pointers to get you on the right track:
Divide your revision into topics or themes
Write on index cards and use the limited space wisely, focusing on key information
Use different methods to present your data, like spider diagrams and mind maps
Summarising information can be hard, especially when you don't want to miss anything important.
The key is breaking the information into bite-sized chunks. For example, in English Literature you could break down your revision into of set texts into character, plot, main themes and so on.
Try using these steps to get you started:
Identify key information
Highlight key sections and relevant points
Transfer to index cards. Convert the information you highlighted into bullet points, diagrams and mind maps
At each stage of the process you are trying to reduce the information, until you have just the essentials you need to learn.
Remember it might feel like a lot of work, but it's all part of your revision, and helping you work towards the grade you want to achieve.