ACTIVE STUDY EXAMPLES
- Reading a textbook.
- Watching a YouTube video.
- Reading GCSE Bitesize or an app.
- Flicking through a revision guide.
- Telling someone you have revised a topic.
PASSIVE STUDY EXAMPLES
Highlighting the top 5 sentences on a page (limiting yourself makes you evaluate what is actually important, helping info to “stick” better).
Writing a quiz for yourself as you watch the video, then answer the questions in a couple of days.
Trying a past-paper, and marking it with the mark scheme.
Making a mind-map that links across topics – or even subjects.
Teaching someone else a topic! Create resources or hold a remote revision class for friends.
In summary, taking information in and making something new from that information is what really helps information to stick.