I'm experimenting with study cards - the type where you write a phrase on one side and the definition on the back. Don't know how well they're going to work for me, but at least they're portable - hole punched through them and a metal ring keeps them together. Some of the things I need to revise don't seem to fit them too well, though - it feels kinda weird to write "Transition state" on one side and "Cyclic and highly ordered" on the reverse (that being the nature of the transition state in a pericyclic reaction). Am presuming that if I'm having fun writing on the cards, that has to be worth something... but I don't know. Worry. Angst.
Back in Ye Olde Days (GCSE, A-level) I learned by copying out all my notes. It's a bad way for people-in-general to try revising, as it only works for ~10% of people, but I'm one of the ones it works for. The problem is, I lack enough time to re-write EVERYTHING. Even considering that I'm triaging the situation by only attempting to learn the material that I understand, there is too much of it. I realised incredibly belatedly (i.e. this week) that I only need to write down the things I don't already know...The mistake I made when I was at university before is that I've tried to make a complete set of notes full stop, rather than only copying out what I don't know. Hrm.
I feel sick.