How to Learn New Material – IB Revision

  • Read the material once first (Pre-read)
  • Note down any questions you have and things you don’t understand
    • In the margins, on post its, etc.
  • Find solutions to these questions – go to teachers, friends, internet
  • Make detailed notes
    • Don’t write things you already know
    • Use different methods based on the subject (Biology = diagrams
  • Condense the notes
  • Review. Review. Review.
  • During a study session
    • Avoid easy, unimportant info that you already know
  • How to tell that you’ve really understood something?
    • When you can answer ALL the end of topic questions
    • If you don’t struggle with the QuestionBank questions
    • Don’t rely on your notes at all

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