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5 Revision Tips
Ooof, for some, exams might be just around the corner. For others, they’re all lurking in May. Whichever category you fall in to, revision tips are handy to take on board. So, if you have exams approaching, quickly read today’s blog then go away and study!
I know. You’ve heard it before. But what does it ~mean~? Write down your plan. This can include what topics you need to get done, which exams are first, when they are and what you want to achieve each day. This plan is just brief, you can make a beautiful schedule later (on your break, NOT as procrastination), but it is important to outline what you need to tackle and see how much content you can realistically get through.
I won’t lie, I’m always last minute. I think to myself, ‘oh, it’s not until Monday, I can revise this weekend, I wouldn’t remember it if I revised now’ but no no no, you’re only scamming yourself. Get stuck in now, even if it’s just a tiny, tiny bit to dip your toe in, but it means your brain will get a refresher and it’ll lighten the load when the pressure builds.
Following that, it’s integral to go over stuff numerous times. It’s call revision. Re-vision. Vision! Look over stuff, read it, make notes, sing it, whatever. But the more you do it, the more it’ll get stuck in your noggin. When listening to a song, do you pick up all the lyrics immediately? No. You have to listen to it a few more times to get the gist, and the same applies to your work. I know it’s mega annoying, but it’ll ensure exam success.
Unsure on a concept? Ask away. Lecturers are there to help. It is their job, it’s what you’re paying over £9000 for. They’d probably love to fill any gaps in your knowledge with information on the topic they’re researching. Feel free to ask any of your lecturers for help, as they might give a different style of explanation which could help it click for you. It’s also important to do this immediately, because you don’t want to be faffing when exams strike and you’re extra stressed.
Get On With It
I could write down a zillion tips but none of them are as useful as this one, in my opinion. I don’t want to sit here typing out your study resolutions or hacks or titbits of advice you can find elsewhere*. But let’s face it. The only thing you need to do, is crack on. Be disciplined enough to turn your phone on silent, chuck it onto your bed out of reach (as you will be revising at your desk, if not the library) and just power through. Once you start, hopefully you’ll want to keep going as your degree should be somewhat interesting. Wham bam, thank you Mam, before you know it, you’ve revised for an hour, you’ve got through a couple of lectures and now it’s time for a biscuit. Stop searching for revision tips online, just do it. You’ll feel so much better. I believe in you, and best of luck.
*Maybe I’m just being lazy. I am happy to provide other revision tips (I’ve got a few up my sleeve) if you want. Just let me know in the comments section below!