Top tips for revision

Wednesday 30 October 2019, UCAS advice


Top tips for revision

Exam season can be a stressful time for many, but with a bit of preparation you can do well! These seven tips will get you started:

1. Have a plan
Create a timetable in the weeks leading up to your exams. Jot down when your exams are and what topics you need to revise. You know yourself what subjects you may need to commit more time to so keep this in mind when planning your revision.

2. Take regular breaks
Shorter revision stints work much better than trying to do hours at a time. Try 40 minutes revision with regular ten minute breaks. This will keep you focused and help you retain more information.

3. Use Post-its
Keep Post-its with key info dotted around your revision space – these will act as reminders for the stuff you’ve previously revised.

4. Practice exam questions 
These will be available at your school, college, and even online. What better way to prepare for an exam than taking previous papers?

5. Disconnect 
The urge to look at Facebook, take a quick YouTube break, or put an episode on Netflix may be quite high. But there is a quick solution – disconnect from your mobile, tablet, or TV! Turn them off and have them out of sight. Minimising any distractions will keep you focused on the job in hand.

6. Test yourself with family members or friends
Share what you’ve learnt by relaying any key info to family members and friends. Repeating the information will keep it fresh in your mind. Also, ask them to test your knowledge with a few quick-fire questions here and there.

7. Eat healthily and remember to sleep!
A healthy diet and plenty of sleep will keep you feeling fresh, fight off any germs, and keep you on top of your game. The last thing you want is to feel under the weather around your exams.

Good luck in your exams!