We discussed revision tools during our Parent Education Day held on 24 February for classes 8 and 9, and it was a really insightful experience for all those who participated.
All the parents agreed that revision is extremely important because it sharpens minds and helps with memory retention. However, everyone also agreed that most kids do not like revising. When they study they all think they know the answers and that revision is not really important. We could call it over confidence as well. Also, after studying, revision gets very boring.
However, if we do not revise, we may not be able to retain anything we studied. I think we have all noticed that even after working hard, if we don’t revise we forget!
Thus, during this session, we also discussed that kids can be encouraged to revise if we focus on the process. Just asking them to revise may not help at all. Making a schedule and using effective revision tools is the right way to go. Let’s take a look at a few of the tools:
- A clear, practical schedule
- Mind maps
- Flash cards
- Recording yourself speaking, listening to it, and then writing everything you can remember
- Taking someone’s help to test you
- Using diagrams and colors
- Sticking revision resources in the house or your room
- Using technology such as Quizlet.com, MyCBSEGuide, and Math Trick to make revision interesting
Mrs. Saleha Arif was very happy with the session. She said, “It is very helpful. Parents will get an idea about helping their child revise.” Mrs. Rajani also had similar thoughts. She said, “It was very useful information to help our kids revise.”
We hope all parents who participated put the activities and tools discussed into action so that kids actually look forward to revise and do much better in their exams.
Reported by: Syeda Thaim Fathima and Nabiha Fathima (Class IX)