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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 12:25 pm    Post subject: Revising for CPL(H)? Reply with quote

I have just started to read the notes for module 1 of the CPL(H). In the welcome pack it advises finishing 2 weeks before the start of the consolidation course to revise. Seems like good advice but...

My question is this:

How does one go about revising in two weeks what has taken 14 or so to read?

I never took school too seriously so have no techniques for doing this.

Any recommendations?

Thanks for any hints or tips for study/revision...
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think once you've understood something, if you write down some brief notes in your own words (rather than copying something verbatim), it'll consolidate that understanding, and allow you to refer to something later when it comes to revision.

(My flying diary is/was a great aide-memoire, for example.)

An alternative method that was suggest to me, but I never used much, was to "record" notes onto tape (or digitally these days, I suppose) and listen back to them during the revision time.

Good luck!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I reckon you are right. Cheers for that. There are so many little things though you almost have to write your own notes down verbatim and that could take a while. Gonna try it though and see what method i develop...

Anyone else got suggestions???
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi IB!

I will be in the same boat in a few weeks time. Where are you doing your course? I have decided to try self study. I hope I will be able to get my brain into gear! When are you doing your first exams? I was just wondering if you have set a deadline or are you just going to sit them when you're ready?

Personally, I am going to try the notes and the tape recording (or CD more likely!), which I thought of a few weeks ago because I basically sit in the car driving around a lot listening to cr@p on the radio, so I may aswell be using the time to learn something!! Better get my car CD player re-installed. I took it out of the old car and haven't had time to fit it into this one!

Good luck with it. I will be starting first week in Sepetember.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm doing the Dragon distance learning course.

I am aiming for the Nov. exams. If I didn't have a dead line I'd just faff. If I do a bit more than a frame a week I should make it! I am lucky enough to be able to go at it full time but there is still only so much my brain can digest in a day... And i seem to have to read it twice for it to stick. And even then...
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm the same, if I have a deadline will get stuck in and work through the night if I have to get a job done!!

I am setting aside three days a week and hoping that will be enough!!

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just in case any other poor soul is as clueless about studying/revising as I:

I am developing a technique (not a particularly original one I'll concede) in which I read a frame once then read it again (not straight away) with a highlighter in my hand - marking all the salient points and kind of precising paragraphs for easy revisiion when the time comes...

You end up reading it all twice (obviously) but then (crucially, imho) thinking about it and looking at it for a split second longer as you run the highlighter along the text.

So there you go!

Next week - how to put your own socks on...
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks IB! I will be sympathsing with you in a few weeks time, so thanks for the tips! Are you sitting your exams at Gatwick? If so I might see you there in November - splitting mine up so I don't have to do so many in one go. I am going to attempt 3 in the first sitting if all goes according to plan...

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isnt Oxford closer for you WG?? As oxford have an exam centre...
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes but Atlantic Flight Training told me they can't enter people to sit the exams anywhere - it has to be Gatwick. I think only Oxford studes can sit them at Oxford? I am only going on what they told me a couple of weeks ago.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah should be there (Gatwick) then (November). Hopefully.

Which ones you going for first? It does seem like quite a good idea breaking it up (though is there not a limit to the number of sittings?) but I'm going for them all... VFR Comms and Human Performance don't seem too big(?).

Air Law's what's scaring me. So dull your brain switches off reading it...
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it will be those exact three subjects that we will be sitting first (the group of us who has decided to do it that is!). We'll see what happens when we get the notes in front of us. We plan to do 3, 3 and 3 - rather than 5 and 4. That way we've only used up one extra sitting. Are you allowed 6 or 4? I don't remember.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maximum 6 sittings but no more than 4 attempts at a subject. And yes I did have to look it up!

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am sitting them in Jan and April Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello everyone,

I am now enrolled as an official CPL(H) student! I start the course (at home but with strict timetabling!) in September, and hope to do the Human Performance, Comms and Aviation Law in November (with a little re-arranging of the study guide). If anybody wants to discuss the course work, please PM me or visa versa so we can help eachother out! Alternatively post a message in the ground school forum so that everyone can chip in!!

Phew, you want to see the pile of books in my living room!! Very Happy

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