Embracing Re-Vision: A Path to Self-Discovery

As the board exam approaches, the only buzzwords in a student’s life are “study,” and “revision”! Isn’t it boring? Everybody you meet keeps reminding you to revise. Now is it important to revise & what exactly is revision? Let’s check it out!

Revision –as the word goes, it means “re-vision,” i.e. to see & go over again all that has been learned. It means revising the entire year’s portion in a period of a few days.

That sounds tough, doesn’t it? Therefore, the most important factor for revision is MOTIVATION. To be self-motivated one has to keep reminding himself time & again of his goals.

Let us first understand how our memory works. Imagine our memory having three different compartments, named as sensory memory, short-term memory, and long-term memory. Most of the information learned is stored in short-term memory, which is retained only for a limited period of time.

Re-VisionSince our memory is bombarded with lots of information, the earlier learned information is likely to be wiped out, UNTIL IT IS REVISED.

Revision sends messages to our brain that the revised information is crucial & has to be retained. This helps the information to transfer to the long-term memory.

So, keep in mind the following pointers to begin with revision: –

  1. To begin revision one need not wait until the entire portion is finished. Revise as & when new concepts are taught. Glance at the important points immediately after class.
  2. Be very practical & realistic about your revision.
  3. Avoid feeling guilty about the portion you have consciously left out for option & thereby reading and learning the same. Instead, master the areas you have already learned.
  4. Prepare a planned schedule for revision & stick to it.
  5. Know your own body clock i.e. each one has a particular time in the day when their energy level is at its peak. For e.g., some may find it better to study in the morning, some in the night & so on. Identify that time & utilize it to derive maximum benefit.
  6. Keep the revision slot to not more than 45 min to 1 hour, to help retain & utilize the concentration span effectively.
  7. Take appropriate breaks & unwind since relaxation is an important aspect. However, keep the following pointers while taking a break: –
  • Frequency – be aware that very frequent breaks would be an excuse to escape revision.
  • Duration – the break should not be too short or too long. The time duration has to be just appropriate to relax.
  • Content – engage in activities that are physically & mentally relaxing such as taking a walk, listening to soft music, meditating, etc.
  1. Prepare LMR (Last Minute Revision) cards. LMR cards are small enough to fit into the palms of your hands for a quick last-minute glance. They are used to write chemical equations, formulae, important points, etc.
  2. Prepare Flash cards or charts. Write required tables, formulae, etc. & stick them in an easily visible place such as a door, above a wash basin, etc.
  3. Keep a target for the day & reward yourself if you are able to meet it. The reward could be anything desirable to you such as watching T.V. for some extra time, meeting friends, etc.
  4. Avoid external distracters such as telephone calls, attending doorbells/guests/friends, etc.

12.  Start implementing Multisensory Learning i.e. utilize all your senses (visual, auditory, tactile, etc.). While recalling the revised material, read it aloud & then write it down, thereby making use of the three senses mentioned above. This will reinforce learning. The habit of writing down would also target your

  • Speed of writing
  • Time utilization
  • Handwriting
  • Spellings
  1. Highlighting or underlining the important points of study material acts as a cue to remember. It also helps for a last-minute glimpse.

So, what are you waiting for? REVISE the above-mentioned points & get geared for REVISION!!!

Frequently Asked Questions related to the concept of “Re-Vision”:

Q1: What is Re-Vision, and how does it work?

A1: Re-Vision is a process of revisiting and reevaluating something, often with the goal of gaining a new perspective, fresh insights, or making improvements.

Q2: What are the common scenarios where Re-Vision is applied?

A2: Re-vision is applied in various areas, such as personal growth, creative projects, business strategies, and decision-making processes.

Q3: How can I apply Re-Vision in my personal life?

A3: Personal Re-Vision involves reflecting on your life choices, goals, and values to make informed decisions and lead a more fulfilling life.

Q4: Can Re-Vision be applied to business or career development?

A4: Yes, Re-Vision can be applied to assess and refine business strategies, career goals, and professional development plans.

Q5: What are the benefits of Re-Visioning a project or idea?

A5: Re-visioning can lead to improved outcomes, increased creativity, and a better understanding of a project’s strengths and weaknesses.

Q6: Are there specific techniques or tools for effective Re-Visioning?

A6: Techniques for Re-Visioning vary depending on the context, but they may include brainstorming, seeking feedback, and conducting SWOT analyses.

Q7: How often should I consider Re-Visioning my life or projects?

A7: The frequency of Re-Visioning depends on your goals and circumstances, but it’s helpful to periodically assess and adapt to changes.

Q8: Can Re-Visioning help with personal growth and self-improvement?

A8: Yes, Re-Visioning can be a valuable tool for personal growth by identifying areas for improvement and setting new goals.

Q9: Is Re-Visioning the same as starting over from scratch?

A9: Re-visioning doesn’t always mean starting over. It often involves building upon existing knowledge and experiences to refine and enhance a project or plan.

Q10: How can I incorporate Re-Vision into my daily life or work routine?

A10: You can incorporate Re-Vision by setting aside dedicated time for reflection, journaling, and open-minded exploration of ideas.

Q11: Can Re-Visioning help me make better decisions in my life or career?

A11: Yes, Re-Visioning allows you to consider various perspectives and options, helping you make more informed and well-thought-out decisions.

Q12: What role does feedback from others play in the Re-Vision process?

A12: Feedback from others can provide valuable insights and perspectives that contribute to effective Re-Visioning.

Q13: How can I stay motivated during the Re-Visioning process?

A13: Staying motivated during Re-Visioning involves setting clear goals, maintaining a positive mindset, and recognizing the benefits of the process.

Q14: Can Re-Visioning be applied to creative projects like writing, art, or music?

A14: Absolutely, Re-visioning is commonly used in creative processes to refine and enhance artistic work.

Q15: What resources or experts can assist me in the Re-Visioning process?

A15: Resources may include books, workshops, mentors, and professional consultants specializing in areas where you seek improvement or growth.

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