EAsy revision: Pictures

Today we are going to be discussing a revision method which might suit you if you are a more visual learner and get bored of endless writing – using pictures for revision. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be amazing at drawing for this!

Why use pictures?

Using pictures for revision can be useful as it will help you to process the information in a different way which should help you to remember it more easily. They are especially good if you like quite visual methods of learning such as highlighting, drawing diagrams etc. It can also just make your study sessions a bit more interesting if you normally spend your time writing and want a break from this!

What types of information are they good for?

There are lots of different types of information which you could use pictures to revise. Anything that can be represented in a visual way will work. You don’t need to worry if the pictures wouldn’t make sense to anyone else, as long as they make sense to you then that is what matters.

How to use pictures for revision

Depending on the type of information you are using there are lots of different ways which you can use pictures for revision. For example you could draw comic strips of events in history, studies in psychology/ sociology, or biological processes, such as phagocytosis. Or you could represent studies with groups of pictures that remind you of what the study is about – as long as you understand what it means that is fine. You could also annotate your existing notes with pictures (this is a good way to make sure that you are actually paying attention to what you are reading rather than reading passively…). For instance you could draw pictures in the margins to show what you are writing about at that point or if you have more room you could draw representations of the information alongside the writing (I covered most of my A Level notes in pictures and it did help me to remember the information). You could also draw diagrams in a way that includes pictures rather than just writing labels.


I hope this blog post has given you some ideas of how you could use pictures for revision – leave a comment to let me know what other visual revision techniques you use 🙂

Ellen Allsop

Hello! I'm Ellen Allsop, the creator of EAsy :)

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  1. February 23, 2017

    […] highlighters/ coloured pens to make key bits of information stand out is also helpful and using pictures/ diagrams might also be useful if they would be relevant to the […]

  2. March 16, 2017

    […] a black and white comic strip – using lots of colours in a comic strip can be nice but it isn’t always necessary. […]

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