idk if you even use them, but if you have a syllabus / specification for your subject, how do you use it? Like do you write it up or formulate questions from it or what like I know they're useful but what do you do with them? 😂
Hi! I do have one, I find them incredibly helpful. I’ll list all the things I’d use them for since I have had them in high school and university:
take down the information information - for university, I take out the key dates like when assessments are due or what I need to definitely be in attendance.
cross out and date what you’ve learnt - for university, I cross out each week and assessment once it is done. For school, I’d mark the date we’d complete a section of the syllabus so I can easily put notes into chronological order should things mess up! I will also cross out when I’ve covered the topic in class. I’d maybe recommend printing a section version to cross out whilst you go through revising.
check the marking guides - throughout the syllabus they tend to include the aims, goals and ways to get marks in the exams/tests. It is always a good idea to see the specific things they will look for in particular assessments.
create acronyms - having a syllabus with very lots of different parts that go under one particular heading means you can create memorising strategies. I usually make acronyms or little stories to go along with them. It is a great way to remember each point. I’d usually write them down on my exam paper at the start!
use the questions to learn - my high school syllabus’ included questions to test your understand on certain areas and the overall topic. It is worth answering those questions in a study guide as part of your revision!
Since the syllabus really outlines the only things they can ask about, you need to live by it! I hope this helps x