Tweet Sheets utilise the succinct element of Twitter and utilise it for revision purposes with great effect.
After downloading the A4 Tweet Sheet, cut along the dotted lines, separating the sheet into the 10 separate Tweet Cards.
These convenient, hand-sized cards can now be used for revision, using the short, simple sentences as per Twitter. You can either Tweet on the front and summarise on the back, or use just the front to summarise large blocks of information or text.
Using emojis and txt spk is a great way of getting more details into the allocated 140 characters.
This revision resource has been designed with a nod to the Cornell note taking layout. In this version, however, the layout is altered to allow effective summaries to be created.
At the top is the space for the subject and topic. This is important as it helps to keep your revision organised.
The main body of the layout (RECORD) is there for your revision notes. Try to steer clear of long, cumbersome notes, instead, focus on shorter bullet point notes and simple diagrams.
From there, the next step is to REDUCE each subtopic into just key words and trigger phrases that are easier to remember and simple to recall.
The final part is then to REVIEW; to write a simple summary that will help to summarise the whole document.
The REDUCE and REVIEW sections are placed on the outer edges of the page so it makes it easier to find what you’re looking for when flicking through many Cornell pages.
Due to the linear nature of the exams system, being organised and making sure that you have the time to revise everything you need, has never been more important or essential.
These two simple revision planners work well as a starting point.
The Subject Revision Planner is a simple list where you gather together all your topics for a specific subject. You should have one list per subject. The little circles are your review points; every time you return to review a topic (spend just 60 seconds doing this) check off a re view point. The more times you come back to review a topic, the flatter the ‘forgetting curve’ becomes. ach topic should be no more than just a few lessons worth because these are going to form your revision ‘time blocks’.
The Weekly Revision Timetable is where each of these ‘time blocks’ go. Each block is 25 minutes long (in-line with the Pomodoro Technique) to ensure that you stay focussed. After each block is a 5 minute break.
These two resources are designed to be both simple and effective to use.