Nobody likes revision, especially over Easter – but making a head start on your revision during the holidays will make a huge difference to how you approach your upcoming exams this summer. Here are some top tips to help you in your revision!
You may have been told numerous times to make a revision timetable but they really do work! Scheduling in certain subjects on certain days and giving yourself regular breaks (a quick break every 40 minutes works well) will prevent you from feeling overwhelmed by work. They also help alleviate hours of procrastination. Scheduling in revision early is a great ways to stay focused and kick start your revision days over the Easter holidays. If you find yourself getting bored of your routine or find you are not doing enough work, try swapping subjects around or revising at different times and taking more breaks.
Experimenting with different revision techniques is a fantastic way to make Easter revision a bit more fun! You could do anything from making a cartoon mind map or re-enacting a biological process. Although it may feel silly; the wackier your technique the more likely you are to remember it, so play around and see what suits you. You could also ask a friend to join in if you feel bored by yourself, seeing another motivated person can boost your enthusiasm. Just make sure you both stay focused!
Whatever inspires you to do well in your exams is exactly what you should be thinking before revising. Whether this means having a picture of the university you want to go to on your desk, rewarding yourself with an Easter egg feast or writing out a revision quote or tracking your progress in past papers, it’s vital to feel inspired and makes revision seem a lot more worthwhile.
Every little bit really does count when it comes to exam preparation so try not to become overwhelmed by the volume of information and instead separate each topic up into smaller subjects. This way you can focus on small bits of revision material at a time and properly learn it. Having a checklist of each mini topic is a great way to track you advancement and help you see how far you’ve come.
Relaxing is actually key when it comes to staying motivated. There is no one who can continually work without any breaks, so don’t feel bad for taking time out. Try activities that refresh your mind – you could try reading a fictional novel is a great way to relax if you are bored of staring at words, going on a run or meeting up with some friends for a meal. Just make sure you take time out – your body and mind will thank you for it!
Words: Oleia Green
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