As we get into exam season 2016 here is a blog from Nicola Morgan full of sound advice for all students taking exams.
April 2016: Here is a recent Guardian article on The science of revision: nine ways pupils can revise for exams more effectively
Here’s some great revision advice from A* students taken from “The Student Room” 57 study, learning and revision habits of A-star students
EPQ Research – A Gateway to resources listed by Academic subject
Here’s a really useful Guide to researching the EPQ from Southampton University. Although some of the information applies to the stock of the University Library it has useful advice on how to research and numerous useful weblinks and other sources.
Learning tool for all ages – have you tried Quizlet You can create quizzes to test your learning. Create a test for your weekly Latin or language vocabulary or use other people’s quizzes to test your general or subject knowledge. Just access the Quizlet website, create an account and start learning.
Memrise is a similar website.
Study Skills and revision advice for 6th formers:
University of Sussex Study Skills – This is an excellent website from the University of Sussex. Designed for University students it contains really useful advice for 6th formers.
It is clearly laid out with many useful sections covering:
- Getting organised – note taking and time management
- Reading and Research – including using the Internet and critical thinking
- Assessments – Essays, Reports, Dissertations, Presentations
- Writing well
- Numeracy skills
- Revision and Exams
University of Southampton Academic Skills This website has some incredibly informative and useful in depth guides to study skills.
Start here for advice on how to research a topic and how to reference the sources you used correctly. Referencing & Research policy at Wellington
Don’t forget to use the library catalogue to see what books are available. The catalogue also includes recommended, reliable websites on a vast range of subjects.
Extended Essay – guide to useful resources in the e-library
Using sources : A Guide for Students – Find it Check it Credit it (offqual)
6th Form Research Sources:
For IA, EE and EPQ’s start with the electronic resources on the e-library. For very specific or more obscure topics try the suggestions below.
Google Scholar – A great starting point for scholarly research. Some articles/papers are freely available on the web others may need to be requested from the British or London Library. Ask the Librarians for these.
30 free key websites Roddy Macleod’s website lists 30 places to find new scholarly research papers.
Journal Table of Contents This website lists the tables of contents from latest issues of journals.
Subject Portals Pinakes is a website hosted by Heriot Watt University. It provides a “Subject Launchpad”. Portals bring the best websites and collections of documents together in one place. Particularly useful and famous ones are:
- Bized (for Business Studies and Economics)
- Sci Central Gateway to the best Science News sources
- Sapling Architecture, Planning and Landscape information gateway.
- Physics World – News, views and information for the global physics community from the Institute of Physics
- Philosophy around the Web Don’t be put off by the amateurish look of this website.The main purpose of this site is to act as a guide and a gateway to philosophy resources on the Internet.
- PubMed Central PMC is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).