The big picture

Revision is linked to the word revisit. It is about revisiting information that you have already learnt to help to maintain the links to the information in your long term memory and therefore being able to recall that information during an exam.

Everyone has their own ways of revising because we all have our own ways of learning.

In this unit it is important that you understand…

  • How revision and our memory works.
  • What research tells us about the most effective types of revision are.
  • Some suggestions of different ways to revise.
  • How this website can help you revise for your science exams.

How does revision work?