Exams are lurking in the near future and you may be getting anxious, worried that you won’t get the results you’re hoping for. Maybe it’s college you’re aiming for or university?
Revision can seem exhausting and time consuming, but in the following article, I’m going to give you some top tips for revising.
1) Make a timetable
This was extremely helpful for me when I started revising. Produce a timetable of each subject you’re going to revise for and when. This can be on a sheet of paper, or it can be made digitally on your phone or computer.
Dedicate at least half an hour of each subject a day or, if you have many subjects, put them on a cycle. For example, Monday you study for three subjects, and Tuesday you study for another three, and then on Wednesday you go back to the original three.
Timetables allow you to organise your workload and get into a routine, as well as allow you to not feel so overwhelmed.
2) Watch Videos
The internet provides access to a huge range of resources that you can use. YouTube for example gives you the ability to watch an endless amount of videos.
Which subject are you studying for? Psychology? English?
The internet has videos that can help you.
This is one of my favourite ways of revising as it does not require too much work. Grab yourself a hot drink and some chocolate, and put on some videos. Listening to someone explain the topic can allow you to retain information much better than if you are simply copying our notes.
Once you have watched a video, put it on again, but this time write down notes. This will allow you to understand things much better.
3) Drink water
When someone first told me that drinking water would help me revise, I didn’t believe them. I was so wrong.
Staying hydrated improves concentration levels and keeps you energised, allowing you to work to the best of your ability. You should aim to drink around 2 liters of water a day.
4) Study with a friend
Or even start a study group. If you don’t understand something, your friend might, and will be able to explain it to you.
Not only that, but revising with friends will keep you motivated as you have someone else with you. In addition, you could ask each other questions on the topic, which will help you recall information.
5) Go to the library
This completely changed the way that I revise. The library provides an entirely different atmosphere to your home. It is quiet, and has no distractions which means you can get on with revision easily.
Dedicate at least an hour each week to the library. I promise it will make a difference.
6) Remember why you’re revising
You want good grades, but why? As mentioned before, is it college you are working towards? University? Or maybe an apprenticeship or full time job.
Remember your goal, and remember why you want it so bad.
The pain of revising is temporary, but the results that come from it last forever.