Lots of students don't know where to start with revision, they often don't have a clue how to take effective notes and summarise, let alone how to make information stick so that they are not cramming in the lead in to the exams. In the confusion the first place many turn is technology. The 'there must be an app for that' mindset is prevalent in homes throughout the land but unfortunately there is no technological silver bullet when it comes to study. In fact - we would argue, students should, in this context, avoid technology.Contact Us
Our resources help students take control of study by forcing them to go back to basics and capitalise on the power of handwritten notes. They enable students to structure information and organise knowledge in a logical, coherent way. Furthermore, our resources are designed to take advantage of research-informed study strategies such as dual coding, retrieval practice, spaced practice and interleaving.Contact Us
Individualising our own note-taking techniques also allows us to develop our own words and style. Furthermore, taking handwritten notes is proven to be much more effective than digital note taking (or using another’s notes) for both comprehension and retention of material. Don’t mistake us: we are not anti-technology per se. Rather, we know, and the research demonstrates, that when it comes to study and revision there is no substitute for the cognitive processes involving pen and paper.
If you want to be effective in your learning and revision then the key is to stretch and challenge yourself. Why? Because according to cognitive psychologist Robert Bjork true learning happens when you are being effortful and that means pushing yourself. Bjork calls it 'desirable difficulty.'
This process is proven to help you remember information in the long term. Learning needs to be demanding to be truly effective and although it can be difficult - consistent practice of note-taking techniques will empower you to become a proficient learner and in turn will help you achieve those desired grades.
We hope our resources will help you along the way on your learning journey.
Our resources are simple yet very effective. They will enable you to take logical, practical steps to structure knowledge and consolidate your learning.
The use of Study System throughout all key stages, alongside the training of staff and parents, has developed greater independence in our young people and a real thirst to learn and succeed. This is one of the most creative and innovative packages that we have seen and which taps into the needs and abilities of all our learners.
I got a D in my Biology GCSE mock and was really panicking as it was only 8 weeks until the actual exams. I started using the Study Maps and Connected Flashcards and can honestly say the resources had a big part to play in my eventually achieving a B in Biology in August. They helped me structure and organise my notes in a way I would never have thought of myself.
My 15 year old granddaughter has just shown me the study kit that was supplied by you to her school - it is amazing!!!’ I have a 15 yr old grandson who would most definitely need this, where can I get it!!
Very inspiring resources. Love the colourful, visually appealing format. Such simple ideas but very effective