Revision

Study Centre
 
Tauranga Boys' College is providing a study centre for all interested senior boys, in preparation for the upcoming examinations.  This is a no cost service to raise academic results and to ensure senior students stay on the pathway to academic success. The study centre will operate out of the school library and is available for boys to use as a place to study.  Senior Academic Prefects will be available to assist boys in preparing for the examinations.  A small snack will be provided for those boys who attend.  
 
The study centre will run from 3.30pm to 5.00pm from the LIBRARY on the following days.
  • Tuesday 11 September
  • Wednesday 12 September
  • Thursday 13 September
  • Monday 17 September
  • Tuesday 18 September
Boys are encouraged to take advantage of this initiative.  No need to register, just turn up.  The examinations are from Wednesday 19 September to Tuesday 25 September.
 
Revision
Revision of your work is essential if you are to do well in any exams. Some tips on studying for exams.
 
1. Planning
Get your notes organised before you start revising. Check you have all the required notes and go through your book highlighting or underlining the key ideas you need to learn and then write them up in a special swot book. Use lots of colour in you summary notes to make things stand out.
Draw up a revision timetable. Study is difficult but you are more inclined to do it if you have a timetable to work through. A timetable also ensures that you cover all the work for each subject. Alongside each subject, write the topic you plan to cover in that time, e.g. Biology - photosynthesis, Maths - Algebra, Geography - Migration etc
Your timetable must be realistic and allow for your normal activities e.g. sports practice, music lessons, run, etc.
 
2. Revising
Active revision is the best:- Read
Read over a page of your notes:- Write
Write down (briefly) the key points as you read:- Explain
Explain the key points to yourself as you go:- Test
Test yourself on the work you have covered by doing exercises, examples or past exam questions
Repeat
 
Follow this procedure for a topic. At the end of your revision time, try to go through all the key points you have covered in that session.
Some study tips to help you remember important information better:
Use lots of colour in your note taking, which will improve your ability to remember and recall information.
Diagrams are also easier to recall than notes
Study for 30 minutes and then take a 5 minute break - but be disciplined; don't take breaks for any longer in a revision period
Music or silence? - Its up to you, but if you must listen to music, study to music without words, as your brain will focus on the words of a song rather than the content you are learning!