Revision tips. Work Smart, Not Long Know what you are going to revise and set yourself targets so that you work effectively.
Work Smart, Not Long
Know what you are going to revise and set yourself targets so that you work effectively.
Revise in short sessions of up to 90-minutes, then take a break and do something entirely different so that your brain can use the downtime to process the information you have just taken in.
Make your Revision Process Active
Along with using notes to record key points, consider using any of the following:
Route Maps / Mind Maps / Concept Maps / Spider Diagrams
Learning Posters and Visual Material
Key Words, Phrases or Mnemonics
Reserving time for thinking is more valuable than you might think - so do more thinking, less note taking.
Thinking in different places, especially about the things you find most difficult can be a very effective strategy. Take some notes with you as back up.
Attempt examination questions, but have access to mark schemes. Do make use of as wide a resource base as you can, including the library, internet and your class notes. But take care to know what you're looking for, or you'll get distracted easily.
Use the Smartcloud to contact teachers
Build on your strengths and stay positive
Find the best time to revise - decide on your most alert times of day (morning, afternoon or evening) and select the best two.
Rest - Sleep affects performance
Enjoy - Be creative in revision
Repeat - Little and often works better than trying to understand everything at one time
Unstress - The brain can only focus on 'escape' when stressed
Nutrition - Water and sugar help in the conduction of nerve impulses
•If you’re ill on the day of the exam you may be able to apply for special consideration.
•On the day of the exam eat a good breakfast. Many recommend a banana and it does help. It’s potassium-rich and is known to be consumed by top tennis players.
•For an essay based subject used a smooth pen.
•Obviously take a watch to the exam and take it off and lay it on the desk. This way you won’t waste any time doing up your sleeve etc.
•Check the time and date of the exam
•If you have a panic attack, close your eyes and take a deep breath.
•Take water to the exam.
•This sounds ridiculous but exercise your hand. This way you won’t get a cramp. This mostly works for essay based subjects.