Which revision technique should I use?

So, we’ve explored the revision techniques to avoid and shared three concepts to support learning, but which revision technique should you use?

It is important that you choose effective revision strategies that have proven impacts on learning. Below are six of our favourites.


Flashcards are a great revision tool. Used effectively, flashcards are one of the most effective ways to study and retain information. They’re best used for self-quizzing. Once created, make sure you use the Leitner Flashcard System.


Quizzing is a very effective way to revise. Research suggests self-testing is one of the most effective revision techniques you can use! Use existing quizzes or create your own.

Mind Maps

Mind maps are graphical representations of information. They let you organise concepts, thoughts, ideas and keywords on a blank canvas where you can see the ‘big picture’.

Concept Maps

Concept maps are a way to apply learning by exploring relationships. It’s an active learning technique because thinking is required to identify and explain links. It also builds associations

Cornell Notes

Cornell Notes is a strategy to summarise notes. It encourages you to include questions, visual clues and other clues to jog your memory, lifting your note-taking beyond copying.

Graphic Organisers

Effective revision involves being active, not just reading notes or highlighting text. Graphic organisers involve active thinking and require you to make meaningful links and connections.

4Rs Review

Step 1 Review

4Rs Revise

Step 2 Revise

4Rs Reassess

Step 3 Reassess

4Rs Reflect

Step 4 Reflect


Further Revision Resources

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