Converting an intention to purchase online into the act of purchasing online is a billion pound problem for the world’s retailers. Just google ‘cart abandonment’ to see how much it bothers them. Retailers have responded with One-Click ordering and tools which speed up the checkout process by remembering your delivery preferences and auto-filling your address.
As exam season approaches, a similar problem plays out in homes across the land: converting the intention to revise into the act of meaningful, productive revision. Thousands of potential revision hours are lost each day as students fail to convert this intention into action.
Take two ways of fixing this.
Online programmes speed the conversion from intention to action by removing the question of what to revise. One such programme is HegartyMaths which tracks students’ progress and enables them to pick up their revision from where they left it the last time. To convert the intention into action, simply log-in to HegartyMaths.
Less techy, but just as powerfully, Walthamstow Academy (a United Learning school which I work with) provides each student with a 1-20 book in each subject. This 20-page booklet captures all the important stuff they need to know for that subject. They receive it just before the Easter holidays and it guides them through the start of their revision programme, day by day. No more sifting through piles of papers for those important notes, or spending time making revision cards; the 1-20 books enable students to crack on with meaningful revision. The intention is quickly converted into meaningful action.
We can’t remove all the barriers our students face this exam season, but we can help convert the intention to revise into meaningful revision.