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Essential Arabic Tuition Preparation Tips

Essential Arabic Tuition Preparation Tips

These tips are for online tuition as well as home tuition.

1. Please have a pen, or pens, ready for use.Tools for any lesson.

2. Please have an exercise book to write your notes, tips and homework in.

3. Please have your text book ready (the main book that you are having lessons from).

If you have all of the above then you are prepared for your lesson, if not then it can give the impression that you are not ready or willing to learn.

Our advice is to have these items ready before your tutor arrives or before the lesson begins so as to cut down on time wasted looking for a pen or books etc. Also please do not use any scrap sheets of paper, unless it is part of a file of work. These sheets of paper may get lost, if they are not kept organised. Also if they are not kept organised and easy to reference then it can reflect the importance that you give to your studies. Better to keep it all in an exercise book.

Thank you

10 best revision tips

10 Best GCSE Revision Tips from Past Students

If you’re determined to get as many A* grades as possible when you open your GCSE results in August, you may be searching for better ways to revise for your exams to make sure you get there. Nothing beats hard-work, especially when it comes to studying, but there are ways you can guide your brain to remember information easier which supports your ability to learn.

We have gathered the best revision techniques from past GCSE students who have achieved top class results to help you understand how you can learn better to improve your GCSE results.

1. Create a Revision Timetable

Building a revision timetable can add structure to your revision and help you identify which GCSE subjects you need to prioritise to get better marks. Creating a revision timetable is a great way to organise your study time, plus it also helps boost your motivation to revise for your exams.

ExamTime’s Calendar tool is the ideal way to create a revision timetable online which you can easily access at any time. Create your first Online Revision Timetable here.

revision timetable online

2. Take Regular Study Breaks

Do you feel stressed, tired and that no new information is entering your head? There is no point forcing yourself to study for hours upon hours as this will not result in a positive outcome. Taking regular study breaks and exercising is proven to engaging your brain in studying and improve your exam performance in the long-run.

See the proof below:

Study Hacks: Walk Before Exam

3. Use Mind Maps to Connect Ideas

If you find it difficult to remember tons of new study notes, Mind Maps may be the key to improving your memory. The theory behind mind mapping explains that making associations by connecting ideas helps you to memorise information easier and quicker. Mind Mapping has many other benefits for students, try our free online tool here.

Click the play button on the interactive Mind Map below to see it in action!

Want to make Mind Maps like this one to boost your exam revision? Get started here:

Create Mind Maps Here. It’s Free!

4. Understand Your Learning Style

Everyone thinks that there is a best way to study but the reality is that each person is different. Once you understand whether you are a visual, auditory, reading/writing or kinaesthetic learner, then remembering and recalling new information will become much easier. Practice will also tell you if you work better studying during the night or in the morning/daytime.

5. Practice, Practice, Practice

One of the biggest recommendations that past GCSE students recommend is to do as many GCSE past papers as you can. Practising past papers will help you get familiar with the exam format, question style, time pressure and overall improve your ability to retrieve information quicker.

Practice GCSE exam questions by creating an Online Quiz using ExamTime to make sure you are fully prepared for your exams.

6. Collaborate with Classmates

If you find your coursework to be too much, why not divide the course study notes between trustworthy classmates and share your notes with each other. This will reduce the amount of workload you need to do to prepare for your GCSEs plus you will gain an insight into how other students learn.

ExamTime provides a quick and easy way for students to collaborate using our Groups feature. Work on a class project by hosting discussions and sharing study resources and notes with each other. Try it here!

7. Variety is the Spice of Life!

Mix up your study habits and methods by listening to podcasts, watching videos or documentaries, moving to new study area or even something as simple as using different colours for your study notes.

This is different to the other GCSE revision tips mentioned here as it encourages you to try a few different things to see what fits for you. Your brain will recall where you were or how you revised for a topic which will help you remember more information. Give it a go!

8. Day of Your GCSE Exam

exam performanceThe day of your exam can be the most stressful of the entire examination experience but there are ways which you can minimise your anxiety such as avoiding panicking friends, giving yourself plenty of time to get to the test centre plus don’t underestimate the power of eating a healthy breakfast the day of your exams!

Boost your GCSE exam performance with these tips for the day of your exam.

9. Adapt for Different GCSE Subjects

It may seem obvious but many students try to study for different subjects using the same study methods.Your GCSE revision should take account of the difference between your subjects and the challenges they represent.

For example, Flashcards are an ideal study aid to help you prepare for a Spanish, French, German and exam such as GCSE Science where you need to remember key definitions. An Online Quiz is a great way to test your GCSE Maths skills while you would highly benefit from using a Note to study English.

Once you understand that your subjects need to be approached differently, there is no stopping you!

10. Apps for Students

If you want to stay ahead of your friends with the latest technology, get the best student apps before anyone else. Not only will they help you show off to your friends, some apps such as ExamTime are designed to improve your learning. Try these free student apps we recommend!

ExamTime Study App

If you’re stressed and feeling worried about your upcoming exams, try these GCSE revision tips to ease your mind! Discover more GCSE revision tips plus study tools and resources to bring your exam revision to the next level.

Boost Your Revision with ExamTime:

ExamTime is a free online learning platform designed to help students use technology to boost your exam results. Find a new way to learn with our tools which will help you:

  • Connect ideas and unlock creativity with Mind Maps
  • Remember facts better using Flashcards Decks
  • Quickly test your knowledge with Online Quizzes
  • Delve deeper into your revision with Interactive Notes
  • Collaborate with classmates with Online Study Groups

Source: https://www.examtime.com/guide/gcse-revision-tips/

Sample Reading Material

Edexcel Sample Reading Material for Arabic GCSE.

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Source: Edexcel.com / qualifications.pearson.comarabic daily basics

Madrasa Students Homework & Classroom Reminders.

To all my dear lovely Madrasa students,

I know that some of you often peruse these web pages so please take a moment to read the following.

1. Please try to arrive in class early so as to get all the material and lesson content. This will obviously help you to prepare better for tests.

2. Please try not to rush your homework on the bus or in the car, minutes before you arrive. Mistakes are more likely and it also effects your handwriting.

3. Please try not to distract others in the class as this results in them and you missing vital tips or lesson content generally.

4. Please remember to do your default homework. This means that whether you or the teacher is absent there is still work you can do, that has been set. No excuses for not doing any work, there is always time, unless you are seriously unwell or there has been some family bereavement.

5. We know that you have a lot of homework, during the week, for various other classes but if you are more organised you can get a lot more done in less time than you think. If you are having problems with finding the time, or with anything mentioned here, please speak with your tutor.

Thank you for taking valuable time to read this and may you do well in all your lessons.

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