It's one thing to know stuff, but you need to actually understand it!
Create a comprehensive concept map
Read through your notes again (and perhaps your workbook or the internet) and find links between ideas you're familiar with
- Draw lines between the concepts and write on the line how the concepts are linked
- Write an explanation (give a reason or two) regarding how or why the two concepts are linked - what affect does one have on the other?
Practice answering short- and long- answer questions from your workbook
Go through your workbook and answer (or re-write your previous answers) from:
- questions within each chapter
- end-of-chapter questions
Explain it to someone else
Go and actually talk to someone about what you're learning - a classmate, someone from a different class, your parents or grandparents, anyone who is willing to listen
- capture their interest
- explain the concept to them
- see if they can explain it back to you
Ask or find some exam/test questions to practice with
- Give them a go without using your notes, then
- Give them a go using your notes, then
- Give them a go using your notes and a list of descriptive and linking words
- Re-write them using the marking schedule, but write them better than the marking schedule!
Or you could do it backwards:
- Write an answer using the marking schedule, but making it better than the marking schedule!
- Write it using just your notes and linking words, but with no marking schedule
- Write it using just your notes
- Write it using just what you have in your head
Reach relational and extended abstract levels of SOLO
You should be able to confidently complete all learning objectives within the relational and extended abstract columns on the SOLO grid!
You should aim to attend some tutorials so that you can have some 1-on-1 time with a teacher who can go through anything with you or question you to help you demonstrate your understanding! You may need to ask your teacher for tutorial times!