Skip to 0 minutes and 4 secondsWelcome to Week 3. Last week, we discussed step two of the three step model-- studying. This week will be about step 3-- revision. In general, revision is undervalued by students. What we often encounter are students who do step 2, studying perfectly, and sometimes step one previewing as well. So they spend a lot of time on the first two steps, put in a lot of effort, and then still have the possibility to fail at the exam.

Skip to 0 minutes and 34 secondsThey only vaguely remember the topics and ideas related to the subject because they didn't do step 3-- revision.

Skip to 0 minutes and 43 secondsBut revision is key to remembering. And the more you remember about a subject, the easier it will be to connect new information to it. So by revising, you are building a network of knowledge that leads to mastery of a subject. So step three should be given the attention it deserves and be planned on a regular and maybe even daily basis.

Skip to 1 minute and 7 secondsEspecially if you're used to going on studying new information immediately, it takes some patience and effort to work through step 3. And it might even feel uncomfortable. However, we dare to guarantee you that if you practise revision regularly and seriously, you will feel very confident about any exam to come because you know your study stuff. This week, you will learn how to revise. And what's more in this week? You will get tips on how to do exams. You will learn how to become a good planner. And you will meet three teachers who will tell you how you can get the most out of lectures. Good luck in Week 3.

Welcome to Week 3

Welcome to the third week of our course. We hope you are looking forward to learning more about the power of revision, attending lectures, exam strategies and how to make a short term planning.

In Week 2 we explained how to make a long term plan.

If you made such a plan, feel free to post your experiences in the comments. What was it like to make a long term plan? And what was it like to work with it? Which benefit(s) have you noticed?

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