Tips for study leave

Tips for DSE study leave

【Study leave溫習貼士】六個小習慣,令你輕鬆在DSE摘星

我們做事重質不重量,溫習也是同一道理。不是溫習時間越長就代表成功,溫習的技巧和方式也是致勝關鍵。公開考試一天比一天接近,同學在獨自溫習的日子裡難免有時會覺得沉悶、失去方向和感到挫敗。Eureka為大家提供6個實際的溫習方法,助你有效、快捷地學習,事半功倍!

1) 列出科目並排序
開始溫習之前,你可以把要考試的科目列出,並在每一科備註每星期需要溫習的課題,和每天需要花在那一科的時間。千萬不要再每一天睡醒後才隨心決定你當天要溫習的課題;相反,你應該訂下一個詳細的計劃,確定你每天、每星期都在進度之中。
除此之外,在訂立你的溫習計劃時,你也應該考慮到自己在每一科的強與弱,所以每一科所需要的溫習時間也不一樣;溫習時間表也應該根據考試的遠近而訂立,先溫習4月考的主科,最後才是5月的選修科和說話卷。

2) 寧靜的環境是關鍵
多虧了智能電話和電子產品,我們足不出戶也能知天下事。只要按下幾個鍵,就能得到世界的資訊與娛樂,讓我們的世界總是充滿不同聲音,停不下來。要專心,首先要杜絕這些雜訊,讓自己在一個沒有訊息、音樂、電腦和朋友的環境下,花30分鐘專心溫習。而當你溫習時,一邊抄寫重點字詞,在關鍵字旁寫下闡述,或任何你認為有關係的課題。這些除了能幫助你更容易地記得重點,在抄寫的過程中也能確保你在專心,而不是盯著筆記在發白日夢。

3) 為你的筆記改頭換面
一直重複閱讀教科書和筆記不會令你記得當中的重點,所以你不妨嘗試一邊閱讀筆記,一邊用螢光筆畫出重點,或把一段又一段沉悶的字句改編成你能容易理解及記起的圖像、思維腦圖和以顏色筆寫下的要點,這些方法無疑能令你輕鬆地明白及記得那些重點或理論。當你有條理的把資訊分類,大腦會更容易儲存它。

4) 溫習過去所犯的錯誤
你可以記下之前做習題時所犯過的錯誤作為該科目的總結,把那些犯過錯誤的題目、如何錯、正確答案、思路等等,全都記在記事簿,適時溫習。在考試前你應該都把它們重新看一遍,確定自己不會再重複犯錯。畢竟,考試並沒有take two呢!

5) 不要害怕發問
如果對某個課題不熟悉,你應該趁早向老師或熟悉該課題的同學請教。在發問的過程中,如果有不明白的地方,請他們再詳細解釋一遍,然後向他們解釋一遍,肯定他們你完全明白了,這也會讓你的記憶更深刻。

6) 時間也是關鍵
Study leave的時候不同於真正考試,也不同在學校的時候,會有老師負責計時。但是你需要注意時間管理也是「摘星」的關鍵。即使你準備充足,但若不能在特定的時間裡完成考試,一切也變成空談。你們可以分以下兩個階段進行:第一階段,你們只需要集中在考核自己是否明白試題考核的內容以及相關的課題;第二階段,就是當你們都熟練所有課題後,你們便要集中訓練速度,為自己計時,確保在特定時間內能完成試卷。 雖然好的答案能為你加分,但不能在限時裡完成答題,一樣會前功盡廢。

 

[Tips for study leave] Make public exams less daunting: 6 simple study tips to improve your grades

It’s not just how long you study that matters, the way you study matters too, especially when exams are approaching! The time during study leave may be boring and discouraging. It can be hard to determine where to start when your teacher is not there to guide you, but we are here to help!

The following are the 6 most powerful ways to improve your efficiency and effectiveness when studying!

1) Make a list and prioritise
First and foremost, put together a to-do list for each week prior to the exam, making a note of what and how much you need to study over that time. In order to use your time more effectively, create a detailed plan that includes how long you should spend on each subject, on each day, and what topics should be completed by the end of the week. Furthermore, you should take into consideration your strengths and weaknesses to decide how much time you should spend on revising each subject. Then, prioritise the study list according to the exam timetable.

2) Silence is key
To concentrate, spend thirty minutes of your study time in absolute silence – in a place with NO distractions (that includes your phone!). To help you remember what you have learnt, you can write down key words, definitions or anything else that relates to the particular topic. Writing notes while studying will help your mind focus on the topic at hand. Avoid daydreaming or checking your phone during study time, but allow short breaks as a reward for getting through pages or chapters.

3) Give your notes a makeover
Simply reading your textbooks or notes over and over again will only get you so far. Make memorisation easier by highlighting key words or transforming lengthy paragraphs into different formats, such as drawings, mind maps or colour-coded bullet points. You will be able to memorise more when the information is organised appropriately.

4) Revising your common mistakes
You may conclude by compiling all the mistakes you have made in past papers, and revise them to make sure you know the theories and concepts. Find out why you made the mistake, and be careful not to make the same mistake during the exam. After all, there’s no second chance!

5) Don’t be afraid to ask for help
If you are still struggling to understand something, ask for help. You can ask other students or teachers who are more familiar with the topic. Ask them to thoroughly explain concepts you are struggling with, and then explain it back to them to ensure your understanding. Explaining to others involves making sense of and organising information, which in turn helps you remember the concept.

6) Timing is everything
There is no time limit for revision during study leave. However, you must remember that time is key during exams. It is no use if you are well-prepared, but you run out of time! After you feel you have revised all necessary topics, then you may want to try completing some mock papers to make sure you will be able to finish within the time limit. After all, good answers may improve your grades, but not finishing all the questions will definitely cost you marks!