Chemistry isn’t for everyone – and that’s okay. But it doesn’t mean that you can’t still do well in it or improve your current grades.
When it comes to O Level Chemistry, it’s study smart over study hard. There’s simply too much information to remember and master – and you also need to know how to use this knowledge to solve the given problems.
If you think chemistry is just too overwhelming to study and you don’t know where to start, don’t worry. Let us share some study tips and tricks to kickstart your revision (if you haven’t started properly)!
Ways to study content
Most people think of ‘studying’ as studying the content of the subject. Content refers to the facts and concepts you need to know in order to answer the questions in the exam. Mastering the content often means memorising heaps of information, and being able to recall them very quickly.
Not good at memorising? Here are some methods for helping you study content for Chemistry.
Make your own notes
Writing your own notes is a common way to study, and rightly so, because it is undeniably effective. The biggest reason why it works is because writing notes forces you to slow down and read what you are writing. Better still if you are summarising, rephrasing, and consolidating information as you go along. This ensures that you go through everything you need to know, and digest the information.
For those who enjoy getting a little creative, making colourful and well-decorated notes can also add joy and satisfaction to the study process! The downside? It can get rather tedious and time-consuming to make notes for every single chapter.