Revision Tips

People who fail to prepare for their exams are preparing to fail their exams! People who say they don't revise are either foolish or telling lies. If they genuinely do not revise then they are foolish, as they will not pass exams without revising. If they tell you that they are not revising but actually are, then they are lying to you. Either way, make sure you revise as it's the smart thing to do. Why Revise? It has been proven that any form of revision helps students perform better at exam times. Where should I revise?
  • Your revision area must be warm, quiet, (but not silent), and comfortable.
  • Music can help you to revise if it is relaxing.
When should I revise?
  • Choose a time and try to stick to it.
  • Mornings are the best time to revise because your brain is well rested and ready to go.
How long should I revise for?
  • Aim for 30 minutes at a time and then take a break and relax for 10 minutes before starting again.
  • Exercise before revision helps you to concentrate and remember the information better.
  • Break difficult topics down into smaller chunks to learn them.
When do I need to start revising?
  • 2 - 3 months before the real exams you should have made a start. Make out a revision timetable.
  • 1 month before the exams you should have shortened all your notes and be looking over them for the second or third time.
  • 1 week before the exam you should be finishing learning the work.
  • 24 hours before the exam you should be reading over the short notes you have made on the main areas you are learning.
The night before your exam is NOT the time to start learning 2 years of notes.