Many of us hugely benefit from doing a portion of our studying online. In such a technologically-advanced world, it would be silly not to take advantage of the abundance of great studying websites that are full of useful resources to support your work. Sometimes, no matter how many times a teacher explains things, you just can’t wrap your head around something, but a fresh perspective and new explanation can often help it immediately click in your mind!
Quizlet is one of the most widely used, and loved, online study resources. It’s full of pre-made flash card sets, as well as offering you the chance to make your own sets.
Often there will be some that relate to your course exactly, as other people up and down the country will be on the same exam board as you. Do be wary though that ANYONE can make these, and therefore they cannot be 100% trustworthy in the answers on the back of the flashcards.
Coggle is brilliant for making online mind-maps, and comes as a free browser extension on Chrome. If like me you’re a bit of a perfectionist, and therefore hated making mind-maps because you’d do it all in pencil first, and then go over it once happy with it, online mind-mapping can be brilliant as it’s so easy to edit. It lays everything out clearly, and has an array of colours for the branches, meaning you can group similar bits of key information together.
For all of you currently studying GCSE English Literature, I highly recommend SparkNotes as a revision resource. It has brilliant information such as character profiles, chapter summaries and analyses, quote pages, and covers nearly all the classic works that are done at GCSE English. Do be aware that this alone will not be enough for English Literature, and does not analyse the text in the same way exam boards will be looking for, but it is a great starting point, and the chapter summaries are a life saver when you’re getting to grips with the text, as classics are often fiddly, intricate stories!