Top tips and tricks for exam revision
Exams are never easy. No matter who you are, or how you did in your exams, chances are that you won’t remember exams fondly. Whilst you can’t make them easy to sit, you can make them easier to sit.
But, how do you do this? We have put together some of the top tricks and tips for exam revision.
1 – Always make a revision plan
Now, planning your time may sound like a rather straightforward tip, however, the truth is that the reason it comes up time and time again is because it works. If you plan out your revision, looking at what you need to do and the time that you have, then you can make sure that you cover everything you need to cover, in a timeframe that is going to work best for you.
2 – Mix it up a bit
The worst thing that you can do during revision is to study the same subject for hours or days on end. You need to try and mix it up a bit. By changing up your studying, you will give your brain a break and introduce something different.
3 – Try and engage with your subject
We know that not every subject is going to appeal to you, but if you want to try and make the most of your revision, then you are going to need to try your best to engage with whatever subject you are learning. Get creative, think about ways to remember the basics, use rhymes, phrases, images. Whatever you can do to try and engage with what you need to learn.
4 – Have plenty of papers to go through
Much like many things in life, sometimes revision is simply a case of practice makes perfect. This is particularly true if it is an area that you really are not sure on. Try to get your hands on as many papers as possible, whilst it may seem tedious going through them all, it could make a huge difference to your scores.
5 – Rest as much as you can
Sleep is incredibly important when you are sitting any form of exams. Whilst it can be tempting to stay up late and cram in your revision, really, you are much better off trying to get an early night instead. Sleeping not only gives you a chance to rest, but it also allows your brain to make sense of all the things that it has learnt throughout the day.
6 – Make key note cards
Sometimes, the problem with exam revision is that you have far too much information to take in. If you are struggling with the amount, then why not make key note cards? This will help you to absorb the main points, which will help you to make sense of everything that you need to.
As you can see, there are plenty of things that you can do to try and engage with a subject that you are learning. Why not try these out for yourself and see if you can make sure that you succeed, no matter what your exam is in?