Top Exam Revision Tips
Thousands of students in the UK, every year, prepare for their upcoming exams. Use your school holidays, evenings and spare time on the weekends to really knuckle down on your revision and get the most out of your study time. Don't panic! There is still time to get in some much-needed studying with exams just around the corner.
We have compiled a list of our favourite 5 tips for optimising your revision this spring.
1. Start Early
You don't have to get up at 5 am to make the most out of a day spent revising. We recommend getting up at around the same time you would for school to ensure you aren't getting into a negative sleep routine over the holidays. Make sure to stick to the same schedule as you would during term time. This way you can have a productive day without feeling lethargic.
This may seem like the last of your priorities during exam time but it can really help to keep your wellbeing in check. Going for a small run or walk every day to keep your heart rate up and your body moving. This, in turn, ensures that the brain gets more oxygen which increases productivity whilst reducing tiredness and stress.
3. Take Breaks
Allow yourself time to take breaks. This is super important in keeping your concentration and dedication up. Every couple of hours take yourself on a walk around the house and get some snacks. Maybe even reward yourself after a busy day of revision by going to the cinema. It's all about balance.
4. Plenty of Past Papers
Past papers are free and easy. Most exam boards put a lot of emphasis on exam technique and often recycle questions using different formats. Doing past papers and familiarising yourself with question styles can help you prepare effectively for the exam. Ask your teacher for some past papers or google your exam boards and get your hands on some practice questions.
5. Make Summary Notes
It would be silly to expect yourself to remember huge chunks of information. When reading your class notes, make sure to make smaller summary notes that can easily be put onto cue cards before your exam. That way, you will have more chance of retaining the information as well as providing you with easy, digestible, last minute notes.