what do you mean 3.5?
Like on word when you choose a writing size and it's ususally at 12 or something. Well on a cheatsheet you cram everything in so you write REALLY small, around a 3.5 size :P
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2) Surely it would be easier to revise for those 5 hours than creating a cheat sheet? And wouldnt it be obvious if you had a piece of paper on your desk?
Actually making the cheat sheet helps with memorizing the stuff though, because you really have to think about what you're writing down so you can understand it later. It's like, when I study I make hundreds of cue cards and simply making them helps me learn. Then going over them just adds to it.
I make cue cards for my exam too! (to be fair I should be doing that right now...) But what I was confused about was that in the actual exam, having them there in front of you, so you can have example of how to find x, rather than them testing you on what you have learnt.
Yeah. Sometimes it's needed though. My friend just graduated with a science degree and in her micro bio exam they had cheat sheets. Just the size of a cue card and you can fill it with anything you'll NEED to remember.
Wow, I mean I'm only doing A Levels at the moment, so have no idea the amount of work needed at degree level. I often understand that with science degrees there is so much to learn and I found it hard at GCSE! I think cue card sizes are fine to use at such a high level of education, but at younger ages its best to see how they do without that help as it can affect the attention they get at a later point. But I do understand your point and know that in many cases things that are learnt are NEEDED within exam conditions.
There is simply sooo much information you really can't remember it all. Generally cheat sheets are just used to refer to when you want to make sure it's right. I'm taking an arts degree, but my minor is science, and it's crazy. With high school you get 10 months of stuff spaced out quite well. With university you get 8 months and it's jam packed. You learn 10 times what you do in high school in a year (depending on how many courses you take, it can be quite easy if your course load is small and full of easy stuff). It's pretty tough.
What's a cheatsheet besides something you take into an exam to cheat with?
Ok I see. We used to get formula books in maths exams which were made by the exam board and they had things like trigonometric relations and stats tables and stuff in. I guess that's the closest I've had.
My friend gets to take ANY NOTES she wants into her university-level maths exam today. Literally anything apart from the textbook, although she could just photocopy it. Seems crazy. On the other hand she is doing a geography degree :P
Well I have friends at uni who do pretty much all the subjects available, including archaeology, so I do have appreciation for all of them.
We mock geography students by saying that they only colour stuff in. They joke along with it though, saying that they haven't gotten to the colouring pencils yet and are only allowed felt tips at the moment.
Oh ok, I see, I thought you were trying to smuggle a whole piece of paper into an exam. We aren't allowed any sort of cheat sheet, which I guess makes us revise harder. I suppose it doesn't really matter in the early years, but just rather separates those who can take the time to make a cheat sheet and those you cant.
How could you even READ size 3.5? Or is that an exaggeration?
You bring the paper really close to your eyes and it is pretty clear(as long as it was printed off). I got to have one, but most of the people I have heard of also color code the font to help them find what they are looking for
Oh Im from America and we had that before. Though I wrote everything really small and filled the whole page and my hand ended up smudging it so I asked one of my friends if I could borrow hers.
Oh no haha! We wereallowed the sheet! Thats just what we call it. It was anything you could fit on the designated sheet, so i wrote really small to make it all fit
Oh ok haha, no that would be stupid. I guess it's a bit of an exageration, but I wrote REALLY small :P
Do you just not even see the "Reply" button? I know it's on the mobile or iPhone one, so wtf?
Sorry! I'm new at this
I don't understand those who use cheat sheets (when they're not allowed). After spending all that time and writing it down, you'll have it fresh in your mind anyway.