5 ways to make your revision less painful and more productive.
Revision Workouts are structured revision tasks you can use throughout a course. The examples provided are for Sociology but the blank Workouts can be used for any subject that uses Assessment Objectives.
Revision Strategy Booklet
Set of revision planning strategies (from a simple calander to a variety of learning techniques) to encourage students to plan their revision and revise more effectively.
Countdown to Revision
Or, to give it its full title the “Top Tip Revision Countdown List”. This is a short (2-minute) film I put together (and for “put” you should probably read “cobbled”) as a slightly different way of highlighting some of the things students should be doing – and avoiding – when and if they get down […]
Revision Tools: Personal Learning Checklists
Personal Learning Checklists (PLCs) are a useful revision tool for both students and teachers because they allow both to identify areas of strength and weakness in an overall revision strategy: students, for example, have a list of everything they’re expected to know by way of preparation for their exams and teachers can identify any areas […]
Sociological Scenarios™: Research Methods Revision
Revision is probably one of the least-interesting things you’ll ever do as either a student or a human being, and if you haven’t been revising throughout your course, you’ll be faced with a few weeks of staring blankly at your “Notes” (a word I use optimistically) trying frantically to remember “stuff” that you can somehow […]
Revision Mapping Mass Media
While the recently-posted Research Methods Revision Maps have a certain timeless and transcendental quality(?) when it comes to being reasonably up-to-date and applicable to a wide range of sociology specifications, the same probably can’t be said of this batch of Media Revision Maps. They were created for the AQA Spec around about the time my […]
Revision Mapping Research Methods
While I’ve previously posted a Revision Map on Sociological Perspectives I never, for some reason, got around to posting further Maps (at least, not in pdf format – there have been Flipbook versions). Until now. In order to remedy the omission, therefore, I thought I’d start with a range of Maps dedicated to Research Methods. […]
Study Rocket: A-Level Psychology Revision Resource
Study Rocket seems to have begun life as a revision web site for a range of subjects, one of which was – and still is to a large extent – AQA Psychology A-level. I say “was” for a couple of reasons: Firstly, because the site now advertises the fact “we’ve decided to make all of […]
The Learning Scientists: Free Revision Resources
Over the past 5 or so years I’ve posted a few times about the revision resources provided by The Learning Scientists: from retrieval practice and spaced study booklets to simple video explainers about the basic science behind successful forms of revision. This latest post brings together a new set of resources designed to help teachers […]