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Are you biting your nails in anxiety because your IGSCE finals are upon you? Is your IGSCE finals stress making you want to wish for Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak? Are you clueless about how to revise the entire syllabus and what strategy to pick?
Fear not, we are here to help you navigate your way out of stress and anxiety and make it to the other side of IGSCE finals with good scores.
First and foremost, whether it is your life or your IGSCE finals, remember what Robert Frost says, “I can see no way out but through”.
There is no other way out of your IGSCE finals and life problems but to plan and fight them tooth and nail. Plan your study schedule, plan your revision schedule and stick to them. No matter how well prepared or unprepared
you are, revisions in the last few days before the final exams can turn the tables around.
The benefits of studying regularly cannot be competed with but last-minute revisions can make or mar your results.
Read these IGSCE last minute revision Tips from our professional IGCSE tutors and try to execute as many of them as possible for better performance in your IGSCE finals.
- Create A Study Space
Having a space designated only for studying is a must if you don’t have one already. It trains your mind to go into study mode as soon as you sit in your study space. Moreover, pick your study space carefully, it could be a public library or a quiet corner in your home. Select a place where you are comfortable and that helps you to focus.
- Make A Chapter Map
The syllabus should be the point to begin from. Take a look at the number of chapters in the prescribed syllabus, divide them in accordance with the time you have for preparation. Find out the learning assessment objectives for each topic set by CAIE. Eventually, make a chapter map to follow for revision and begin with the ones you find difficult and the topic that has more weightage in the scores.
- Set a revision deadline:
We tend to keep studying until the last moment and in the panic, we do not save any time for revising. Therefore, set a revision timeline for yourself in advance, it could be a few days before the exam or at least a day before it. You must set out a deadline for your preparation after which you must start revising what you have studied.
- Make a revision blueprint:
While you are studying start making a blueprint of your revision notes. Either highlight the important points, dates or facts with colorful markers or note them in short bullet points in a separate notebook. Sift the important points from superfluous material in any of the above mentioned ways. For revision, go over these highlighted or separately noted important points. This will help you revise quickly even in the nick of time.
- Group Revision:
Inviting your classmates or friends over for a group revision session can be very helpful. You can take turns summarizing and revising various topics at the same time, keep a check on each other and correct mistakes if any. Revising with your friends can also help in easing off the exam stress and as a result, enhance your performance.
- Create Mnemonics:
Devising mnemonics is a tested and tried revision technique that can help in memorizing long, complex and difficult topics. Make relate able anagrams and codes for difficult concepts which will help you recall them easily and quickly.
- Distraction Detox:
Get rid of all distractions around you including your phones and gadgets. Request your family members to not disturb you, block out extraneous noise with light music and do everything that helps you concentrate.
- Go beyond reading:
Revision does not only mean reading what you have already studied. You must employ other revision techniques such as taking up quiz related to the subject or solving previous year papers and mock test. Watching videos related to the topics can not only help you in revising but also offer new insights into the subject matter.
- Planning Breaks and Sleep:
When you plan your revision schedule also plan periodic break and intervals. Try and follow your revision and break times as much as possible. We all need to rest our brains but scheduling the rests and short breathers in-between saves time and increases focus.
Sleep deprivation can ruin your performance in exams. It is harder to concentrate with lack of sleep and it hinders with the ability to recall what you have studied accurately. Therefore, to reap better results of your hard work you must sleep in time after studying and revising.
- Positive Reinforcement:
Set goals for revision and reward yourself with little things you love once you achieve them. It could be something as simple as listening to your favorite song, a stroll outdoors or even a snack. The anticipation of the reward keeps you going.
Furthermore, you can always sign up for our free master class to learn more and we are always here for you.
So get started and get going and always remember that there is nothing that you cannot achieve if you set your mind to it.
Keep calm, keep working, and keep marching ahead. If you fail again, then try again, and keep trying because if you do that you will eventually make it.
All the very best, we know you will nail it.