How to Revise: The Best Revision Apps! | Jack Edwards



well hello there my name is Jack Edwards and today you join me on the final voyage of my Odyssey towards successful revision unfortunately my own exams are turning out to be a bit more of a shipwreck I don't know this is the third and final episode in my how to revise series and if you haven't watched the first two videos in the series that I strongly recommend you do I mean I would I made them and you can click here to watch revision organization and here to watch a revision technique if I can edit them if not the links will be in the crotch box today I'm going to be showing you how I revised using my phone and I'm going to show you a few of the apps that I use to get the most out of my revision I will start with the app I use the most um no it's not tinder it's called check flashcard now this app does exactly what it says on the tin you use it to make flashcards so for example here I've got a history set that I made and this one says the cease fire of the Korean War and then I flick it over and on the other side it will have 1953 which is the date that that happened you can go through your cards and shuffle them up whenever you get a free moment and test your knowledge and see if you can get all of them right as you go through you take the ones you get right and all of the ones you got wrong will go into a separate folder which you can revise from up to it it's really good for just improving sort of your knowledge like key bits of information yeah and just testing what you know this is completely free from the Apple App Store there are extension packs where you can change the colors of the flash cards and make them bold and a bit more fancy but I can't afford that because I spent my last one pound forty nine that I had on my iTunes voucher on Kim oh gee I wish I was joking now similar to flash cards is an app called Quizlet this was recommended to me by all of my teachers and you can basically use it again to make flashcards or to set yourself quizzes all you have to do is pop your information in that you want to learn and then you can revise it in a variety of ways you can do it in flash cards you can make quizzes you can do pairing up words and their meanings there's loads of different methods of revision using this app again this is one of those apps that you can just use when you get a free moment it's really quick to flick through and just test your knowledge as you go what I love about these two apps is that you can just revise in small bursts like you don't have to put in an hour or two a revision you can literally go through one of these sets in five minutes now a week or two ago I were quite a long car journey with my family podcast is one of those apps which is on my phone by default but I've never really used and just couldn't get rid of so is it sort of just there because I was going on a long car journey my teachers recommended that I download some podcast so all I had to do was go onto the podcast app and there are hundreds and hundreds of free podcasts you can just download really easily and listen to you on the go in particular I'd recommend the Guardian book club that was really useful for my English and you can listen to all this same well they actually mean by things and a history podcast called things you missed in history class so while my brother listened to a bit of Drake bit of Kanye I was listening to a podcast on the Great Famine so the next app I have is imaginatively titled the revision app now on this app you basically type in what and sort of qualification you're doing so there's GCC's a levels degrees stuff whatever you're doing there's something on there for you you then it click what subjects you're doing and loads of quizzes come up based on what's on your syllabus you can either revise by yourself or with someone else once you get points you can use them in an arcade I don't really use the arcade but I guess if you need incentives to revise and you like playing video games I suppose then there are some cool arcade games which you can redeem your points em and play so it's sort of at the reward element as well I also use iBooks to download my specifications for the subjects I'm doing so that I know exactly what I need for your advising because sometimes the things in your textbooks or in line on exactly the piece of information that you need you only need little bits I also downloaded a few essays this is more for a levels and a higher education but I've got loads of stuff a history and English just essays about you know different interpretations of event all the text that I'm reading although it is good to think for yourself it's sometimes really nice just to hear someone else's interpretation which might even stimulate your own thoughts I suppose so yes very useful also just try searching your actual subjects or elements of your subjects into the AppStore Phi search biology and loads and loads of really useful a level stuff came up just things that have diagrams and different ways of explaining certain things feel like the more different ways you can have things explained to you the better because one of the ways is going to click eventually so for example I've got this one biology and it's just got loads of writing on all of the topics it's called at the key information and it's really useful I explained an app called the homework app a little bit in my first video but I thought I would explain it a bit more now so this app has basically been my lifesaver this year you just type in your tasks that you want to get done to homework revision when you're mock exams are etc and you can go through you can scroll through your little to-do lists and just swipe things off once you complete the task you can pop your subjects in and your timetables and everything it literally plans your education for you I cannot recommend this app enough now this next app sounds really stupid but bear with me this app is called focus now and it's basically an app which is designed to stop you from using your phone so basically you set it up and you have a little tomato plan and you can set how long you want to revise for and every 25 minutes a tomato plant will grow the catch is if you come out of the app your tomato dies and I know that sounds really stupid but I can't let that little tomato die if you press the home button like it will just kill it and then the next time you come on to the app you'll just see your dead tomato plant and feel sad but if you click the give up button it comes up with this little window that says are you sure to kill me and the options are cancel or kill cruelly and if you press kill cruelly it just dies and I know how ridiculous that sounds but when I set that app I am NOT going to let that tomato die and it it gives you a counter so you know how long you've got left and it says congratulations when you finish though so I feel like I've achieved something because I grew a tomato it's like seeing nature without going outside and in a weird way it's sort of trained my brain like now when I put my phone down I won't touch it oh I just got a notification that says you kill your plant for your play phone oh I know it sounds silly but honestly give it a go and it might work for you just like it worked for me now the final app that I'm going to be talking about today is called my study plan all you have to do is go on and set your exam dates and how much you want to revise each subject you can prioritize certain subjects and then each day it will give you a revision plan how long it to revise each subject and I think that's everything if you enjoyed this video please don't forget to give it a big thumbs up and subscribe for more I'm going to try and start making videos a lot more frequently because I've really enjoyed making these ones all of the apps that I mentioned are completely free but I'll link them all in the crotch box below so that you can get them too I hope this miniseries has been helpful for you I wanted to sort of veer away from the typical like drink lots of water and like have a regular brick sort of thing I wanted to actually show you how I revise from a student's perspective all of the other episodes along with apparently part of my life story will be in the crotch box and if you want to go and watch them have a lovely day good luck with your exams and until next time bye bye

45 thoughts on “How to Revise: The Best Revision Apps! | Jack Edwards

  1. FYI, I prefer the app "Forest" where you create a Forest in the same way the Tomato one works. I love gaining points to "buy" new plants/trees or background music.

  2. your videos deserve to be seen by every person going through any stage of education and i fail to understand why your subscriber count isnt a hundred times greater. Keep it up xx

  3. I GET NOT EVERYON ONE ON WORLD IS VUT OUT FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS BUT IVE TRIED SO FUCKING HARD ITS UNBELEIVABLE AND WORST OF IT ALL I'VE LET ME FAMILY, LOVED ONES AND MYSELF DOWN AND I CANT UNDERSTAND WHY MY HORUS OF REVISION DON'T PAY OFF – PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE CAN SOMEONE BE A GOOD FRIEND AND HELP ME.I AM EMBARASSED TO COMMENT ON YET ANONTER COUNTLESS VIDEO TO SAY THE LEAST BUIT AS MENTIOEND BEFORE THIS IS EXTREMELY BRIEF COMPAED TO USUAL MESSAGES AND IM DEPSERATE FOR HELP. FAMILY, FRIENDS, NEGUHBOURS , STRANGERS , RANDOMERS, AS MUCH BLES THEM ALL HAV TRIED ABOVE AND BEYOND GOING OUT THEIR WYA TO HELP ME I STILL FAIEL AND IM A UGLY SCARY MESSY FAILURE AND I CRINGE AT MYSELF BUT THEN I ALSO KNWO THERES MUCH WPORSE PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO DONT GIVE  A SHIT . OBVIOSULY MY OTHER HEALHT, MENAL, PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL;, INTERNAL, EXTERNAL , PERSONAL, FAMILY,SCHOOL, COLLEGE AND OTHER ISSEUS AFECTED ME BUT I STILL FEEL GUILTY EVEN KNOWING ALL THAT, I STILL FEEL AWFUL NGITH AND DAY FRO FAILING.AND THROUGH PAIN IM STILL FIGHTING TO SUCCEED AND OVERCOME ALL TEH MENTAL AND OTEHR PROBEKLMS. I WISH I COUDL PUT MY OVETHINKING MESED UP MIND TO GOOD USE. I AM LIVING IN FEAR COSNTANTLY AND THIS DOENS';T HELP WHEN NEED TO FOCUS IN STUDIES. CAN YOU HELP. WILL YOU HELP. HOW WILL YOU HELP. SORRY FOR ASKING. THANKS INA DVANCE. KIND REGARDS, RACHEL GRACE, LANCASHIRE, UK.

  4. I ADMIT I HAVE PROCRASTINATED BUT  I SWEAR I AM HYGIENIC AND ORGANSIED AND I HAVE ALL THE THIGNS I NEED OIN TERMS OF MATERIALS(IN FACT ALL MY LITERAYL HUUNDREDS OF GCSE BOOKS FROM 5 YEARS AGO WERE ALL USESLESS I READ THEM ALL I STILL FAILED ) THE MAJORITY OF IT HAS BEEN STUDY AND REAL LIFE AND IMPORTANT TOPICS RELATED INCLUDING HOW TO DO THIS AND THAT AND EVERYTHING LTERALLY IF SOME TECHY PROFESSIONALS LOOKED AT MY INTERNET HISTORY ONA LL DEVICES AS WELL AS MONITORED MY THOGUTHS AND ACTIONS AND INTENTIONS THEN MAYBE YOU'D ALL BELEIVE EM BUT UNTIL THEN IM PUTING MY HEART OUT SO TO SPEAK ON YOUTUBE EVEN AT 5 PAST 8 AT NIGHT AND STILL HAVENT DONE ANYTHGIN PRODUCTIVE AND IM LITERALLY IN AGONY BUT STILL IN SPITE OF ALL TEH CONFUSION IM TRYING TO DIG MY WAY OUT OF THIS CRAP AND I WANT TO AND AM TRYING TO AND AHVE TO AND MUS SUCCEED? DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT I'M GOING ON ABOUT? CAN YOU RELATE? WILL YOU HELP? PLEASE I KNOW PEOPLE HATE THSI KIND OF STUFF BUT IM A GENUINELY AHRD WORKING INDIVIDUAL BUT MY EFFORTS DONT PAY OFF?!?!?!

  5. I USUALLY LEAVE VERY LENGTHY DETAILS AND DESCRIPTIONS AND EMAILS AND ESSAYS AND MESSAGES TO PEOPLE SO THIS IS NOTHING BUT IT TRULY BAFFLES AND ANNOYS AND UPSETS ME HOW DO ALL YOU PEOPLE EVEN THOUGH SO MUCH YOUNGER THAN ME YOU YOUTUBE AND YOU AHVE FRIENDS AND YOU STUDY AND YOU WIN AT LIFE THERE IS DEFINITELY THIGNS THE WORKD IS HIDING FROM ME? WHY AM I HERE ON EARTH? I FAIELD AT EVERYTHING! SHOULD I KILL MYSELF?

  6. I' KNOW IT'S EMBARASSING THAT I AM ASKIGN YOU FOR HELP EVEN THOUGH YOU'RE LIEK A BABY COMPARED TO ME.YEARS OF MY LFIE HAVE WASTED AWAY I AHEV EVERY RIGHT TO GIVE UP BUT IM TOO WEAK TO DO THAT AND IM STILL STRIVING TO PROVE MYSELF AS ACADEMIC AND CLEVER-SCHOOL WAS SHIT-COLLEGE WAS SHIT-WORK WAS SHIT-EVERYTING WAS SHIT-TODAY WAS SHIT TOSAY THE LEAST IVE GONE THROUGH EXTREME PROBLEMS UNLIKE MOST PEOPLE- I DON'T HAVE EDUCATION APRENTS THEY'RE DISABLED – THIS  IS TORTURE 0- I SHOULD NOT BE ON YOUTUBE =0 I SHOULD BE A POPULAR UNIVERSITY GRADUATE BY NWO WITH A HIGH PAYING JOB – THE REALITY IS VERY DIFFERNT – IM ON A ZERO HOURS CONTRACT – I DO NTO HAVE REGUALR WORK- I HAVR O FRIENDS ANYMORE – I GOT GRADES D IN GCSES AND STILL DOIGN COLLEGE EVEN THOUGH I'M A 21 YEAR OLD MESS FAIL OF A DAUGHTER SISTER FRIEND AND HUMAN BEING I HATE MYSELF BUT NOT COMMITTING SUICIDE BECAUSE TRUST ME I HAVE GRAMMAR SPELLING OH MY GOD I HOEP I ENVER BUMP INTO YOU BECAUSE YOU SOUND LIEK YOU'RE FROM LANCASHIRE TOO AND I'D BE MORTIFIED IN CASE YOU BULLY ME OR SOMETHING – I KNOW THIS COMES ACROSS AS WEIRD BUT WOULD YOU CONSIDER SPENDING EVEN A MINUTE OF YOUR LIFE PRAYING FOR AND WITH M.- I'M A GOOD PERSON AND AMONG MANY THINGS I TRULY VALUE EDUCATION BUT DESPITE YEARS OF REVISION EXCLUDING THE UNINTENDED PROCRASTINATION IN THE LAST 11 YEARS OF MY LIFE I SERIOUSLY NEED HELP AND I FEEL CURSED TO SAY LEAST I HAVE ALL TEH TECHNOLOGY I COUDL EVER WANT BUT IVE BEEN SO LUCKY YOU DONT UNDERSTAND – I AM REALLY HARD WORKING BUT MY EFFORTS NEVER COME TO FRUITION – PLEASR HELP ME AND ANYONE ELSE WHO READS THIS THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FROM A GENUINE HARD WORKING PERSON – I DESERVE TO PASS MY EXAMS AND JUST PREVAIL IN LIFE FOREVER.

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