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Best method of ATPL revision?

Old 8th May 2009, 16:34
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Best method of ATPL revision?

Hi. Just revising Module 1 and have access to BGS ATPL Online. I've completed all study and written notes. I'm now working through the question banks and going back to notes on anything I can't answer. Does this seem a good way to revise? Must say the questions seem a bit easier than the progress tests though have only done 100 or so at this time. I don't want to open the debate of being able to only recognise the answers - just wondered what other peoples methods were and if anyone had been caught short just revising essentially material that questions are based on in the BGS question bank?
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Old 8th May 2009, 21:05
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my opinion, learn gen nav and met and question bank everything else.
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Old 8th May 2009, 21:50
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Sounds like you are going to nail it

Dont worry about it mate, you hve put the work in
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Old 8th May 2009, 22:03
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Question bank! All you need to pass the exams.

I know it is not the best way to learn the fundamentals but to pass the exams it is the best way. Go through every question, the ones you are unsure about or get wrong write down the question number. Once you have gone through them once go through the ones you wrote the numbers down for and again the ones you are unsure about or get wrong write the numbers down.

Do that over and over untill you know the answers for them all. You will then do well in the exams. I got 95% average using that method. Learn the forumula for gen nav as easier than learning the questions.

Again I know it is not a good way to learn but it is the best way to make sure you pass the exams. The question bank is very accurate.
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Old 8th May 2009, 23:37
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Question bank! All you need to pass the exams.
100% true, worked for me.

I know it is not the best way to learn the fundamentals but to pass the exams it is the best way.
Again, totally agree. But for getting first time passes and a high average it's all you need.
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Old 8th May 2009, 23:40
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Don't forget flash cards. Get a packet of index cards and make your own notes on them (writing things down in your own words help 'fix' the data in your mind). Use as many aides memoir as you can. During my courses we competed to see who could come up with the most outrageous mnemonic, rhyming slang or whatever just so long as it made us remember. To this day capacitance/farads brings back some ludicrous rhyme about cabs to Harrods.

I devised a colour code system. Cards on engine/systems were red, meteorology was green, air law blue etc. Carry a bundle of these around in your pocket and you can gain an hour or more study time on the bus, in a queue, at traffic lights, in the bath, eating breakfast.......

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Old 9th May 2009, 07:00
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Best not to rely on the question bank The CAA have a number of new questions, with more being introduced and these aren't in the QBs.

You might actually need to know the stuff in order to answer the new questions correctly.

Rote learning of QBs might have worked in the past but it may not work in the future.

The OP seems to have the right idea. Flashcards are good; I did something similar although I wrote everything into an A6 sized notebook which I carried round with me for ad hoc revision.

Cheers

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Old 9th May 2009, 09:48
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Thats what they said when I took the first lot of exams in 2007 and again at the start of this year for the last lot of exams. There always seems to be talk of changes in the questions but those who rely on the QB do OK. Not saying it is a good way to learn the stuff but it works for the exams.
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Old 9th May 2009, 10:38
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You really should learn the material - theres no multiple choice in interviews or flying the line!

Good luck though!!
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