9th December 2018 In School
Quick & Easy Revision Techniques
- Start revising early
The earlier you start to revise, the more prepared you will be. You should make your revision notes/ cards a few months before exams and then try and start reading them every day. Starting early enables you time to really understand and learn all the material for each exam.
- Take short and effective breaks
Taking breaks about every hour is much more effective than every 10 minutes.
- Use revision guides
Revision guides are easy and useful resources to revise. Try CGP books – I used them and they were sooooo helpful!
- Read your notes before bed
Reading before bed is a good way to learn, as when I did it I woke up thinking about what I’d read the night before! Don’t go to bed too late though – you need to feel refreshed in the morning.
- Stick revision around your house / room
This helped me a lot as everywhere I looked I just saw an equation or quote!
- Get yourself drinks and snacks BEFORE you begin to revise
This will enable you to feel refreshed throughout your revision schedule and stop you from finding an excuse to stop every 5 minutes. Obviously stop for lunch though!
- Sit at a proper desk – find the right environment
Don’t try and desperately revise in your bed – before you know it, you’ll be fast asleep! Don’t revise in front of the TV or on a sofa listening to music. – REMEMBER you will not be allowed to listen to music in the exam, so why do it now?
- Don’t just read your revision
I know it sounds hard but ACTUALLY WRITE things down. This helped me get facts into my head quickly and effectively.
- Don’t just revise. Have a life too!
If you constantly revise and don’t take part in things you love anymore, you will literally turn into a revision zombie! So go outside for a walk or something!
- Do practice papers from the right exam boards