Guest Post by Joy Studies
Hello everyone! I am Joy, known as @joysstudiess on Instagram! This is my first article for Tutor Science and I have to admit that it is an honour for me to write for them! I hope you like it!
As you can see from the title, today I am going to share with you a variety of tips and advice on how to revise Physics effectively. We all know that revising can be hard sometimes, especially for subjects like Physics, which a large percentage of students find hard to understand. I hope that this collection of tips I have created for you will contribute to making revising a lot easier! So, without further ado, let’s start!
First of all, a useful step to take is to create a summary of each unit you study. For example, create a list of the formulas mentioned and another list including the definitions. In that way, you will set the foundation leading to an effective revision. I mostly use my PILOT Juice Pens and a KOKUYO Campus Notebook to write these summaries.
Another helpful step is to search for studying guides online. I have discovered a large amount of free studying guides and manuals not only for Physics, but for all interesting yet difficult subjects we are studying at school. Libraries are a good solution too! As the quote says, "A library is a hospital for the mind". The point is to exploit every source of information you have, in order to gather knowledge written in an easier form which you can easily understand.
Have you ever thought of adding tapestry in your room? Now you can create your own using ... your Physics notes! If you think this is insane or out of this world, I have to admit that I have done this and I continue applying it every time that I have to revise for a subject. The results are more than positive! By placing your notes somewhere that visible, you have access to them all the time and that leads to reading them way more often, retaining information and improving your memory. Furthermore, it will provide you with the motivation needed to create more beautiful, neat and organised notes!
Use a separate notebook to rewrite everything you write in class. This will help you study the solved exercises further and deeper. In that way, you will understand the process behind each methodology in no time! You can keep this notebook in your school bag and read it again every time you have a couple of minutes to invest in a quick revision session. Use the ZEBRA Sarasa Clip Pens and an unruled notebook for the best result! (Extra tip: Reading things frequently is much more effective, especially if you read them out loud!)
I have to admit that pocket flashcards have helped me a lot during this journey through school. In my opinion, they are more than effective, because you can read them and practice on the go, e.g. while you are on the bus, going back home, waiting for your friends to arrive at school etc. Do not let these valuable little sections of time go wasted. Do whatever you can to create small study sessions during your day.
Being familiar with your studying material helps a lot when it comes to understanding and remembering! I personally create my own flashcards for the formulas and use the BIC Intensity pen in blue to write! (Extra tip: Writing in blue pen helps you remember more than writing in black pen!)
Do you want to test out your knowledge and examine if you have understood everything? What about creating a study group? Gather your friends and try to teach them the material you studied! Because, as Albert Einstein quoted, "If you can't explain it, you don't understand it well enough". Moreover, teaching what you want to learn leads to increased memorisation!
That is a wrap! I hope you liked my article! I tried to share with you the tips and advice I consider as the most important, effective and useful. I believe that with these simple yet effective steps you will be able to achieve a higher performance and upgrade your Physics skills in no time!