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Learning is mandatory. But that doesn't mean it shouldn't be considered fun. After many years of being home-schooled I've learnt lots of techniques to help with focus and enjoyment of studies. You definitely perform better when you're enjoying yourself, so it figures that making revision pleasurable is beneficial. Last year, I wrote a post called 'A Homeschooler's Guide to Revision' which was received well and hopefully helped many students.

This is an updated list of revision techniques and plenty of pictures for inspiration.


Many people will agree that using colours helps your memory. Making study notes vibrant and full of colour makes a tedious task into an excitable one. Using different coloured pens to make words stand out works a treat.

On this Chemistry indicators worksheet, I have used the same colour pen as word written so I can remember which indicators form which colours.


If nothing else, this tip is useful for organisation. Writing big, bold titles on your work means you can quickly see what your notes are about. You can also use this to remember the names of particular products.


Highlighting keywords is a typically studying trick. Dates in History, names of chemicals in Chemistry, passages in English... the list goes on. There is no limit to what you can highlight to help with your revision.

On this example, I've simply highlighted the steps of a Titration to separate them.


A classic childhood pleasure; cutting out and sticking is very useful for many things. A lot of educational websites offer helpful drawings and diagrams, showing Maths and Science clearly. You can print these out and stick them on a worksheet to easily refer back to later.

For this worksheet on the General Properties of Waves, I've found some good pictures of oscillating springs and stuck them on.


Drawing is very therapeutic and it can really help, even if you are just drawing doodles. I've drawn a simple wave next to the word water here, it is really cute and helps it stand out.

You will often remember little diagrams and drawings you have done yourself. Such as this picture I have made of a plug and the different wires inside it. 


A great method of working is being succinct. Don't write oodles of nonsense or copy everything from the text book for the sake of it.

Instead, pick out certain keywords and passages and things you are likely to need again. Think - useful sentences you've read, words which are key terms and bullet points.

Thanks for Reading.

Abby x

Check out my latest post: £1 Eyebrow Pencil Review


I recently found out that Rimmel London's cosmetics are tested on animals. This saddened me greatly and resulted in my pledge to no longer buy from their brand. My most used products of theirs was the Professional Eyebrow Pencil. I really liked this product and it complimented my colouring quite well. However, I can no longer justify purchasing a product when I know the money is going to a company that harm animals.

This situation led to an exploit of browsing make-up isles and drawing many brown lines on my hands. Whilst I was perusing the drugstore shelves I came across MUA's Eyebrow Pencil. I was amazed to find that it only cost £1. For this price, and since MUA are cruelty-free, I decided to give it a try.


Exactly Abby

Alongside the many other questions I receive as a Home-schooled Teenager, a regular is; 'How does it work?".

Although it's nothing extraordinary for me, the concept of home-schooling is baffling for a lot of people. The confusion as to how home-schoolers receive any qualifications is common. In this post I explain how I do my schooling at home and how it applies to real world life.


I'm not one of those girls who owns a gallon of beauty products. This is partly to do with my slightly-minimalist nature and also the fact that many products harm my sensitive skin. I definitely don't have a bathroom full of expensive and luxury items, and my shower isn't full of de-tangling shampoos and fragrance-bursting shower scrubs. However, I do love having a shower. I usually take my shower in the evening after a day of studying and it really helps me loosen-up and relax. In general I like to use chemical-free, environmentally friendly products and I don't skimp on this in the bathroom. This is great to read if you're looking to change your shower routine up for a more simple or ethical one.