Coming up to exam season and majority of you taking exams will be in revision mode this Easter.
We tend to get stressed and worried about what is yet to come; how to manage our time wisely, how to know what is right to do at the right time, in order for us to get the grades to go to the next level.
Here are some revision tips to get your revision on point:
1. Know the syllabus
Be aware of what you need to know for the exam, ask teachers or lecturers for basic aims and objectives ensuring that you can use that to revise and achieve your full potential.
Draw up a revision timetable. Even if the exam’s in a week, a few days, tomorrow, this afternoon. Planning and getting organised will help you focus your learning.
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2. Be flexible
Don’t waste time, as much as you want to catch up on TV programmes that you’ve missed, you have to keep in mind that your end goal of getting into that school requires good grades.
Sometimes, you’ve got to rest, have a social life and enjoy yourself. Do everything in moderation because there is a time for everything.
3. Talk through what you’ve learnt
Make time to go over what you’ve learnt and make sure that you understand everything.
You can do this with a sibling, teacher or even by yourself. This will help you have a solid understanding of your revision and to see if you have gaps.
Don’t leave it too late, or you may end up getting over-anxious and wind yourself into a panic.
4. Do past papers
Familiarise yourself with how you’re going to be tested in the real exams. Make sure you use all of the resources available to you which are normally all accessible on exam board websites or by asking your teachers.
5. Take regular breaks
Try 50 minutes working, 10 minutes off. Don’t revise for 6 hours in a row because you are only able to revise in small chunks without forgetting information.
Do something entirely different for at least a couple of hours in the evening. Watch TV, go for a walk, just try to de-stress your body, as you will need it.
6. Eat healthily
Eating healthily during exam period is a great way to de-stress and let off some steam just before or after an exam. Carbohydrates for energy, protein for growth and repair – you know the score.
Consider omega 3 (brain food) into your diet, found in oily fish or as handy tablets.
Exercise gets the blood flowing and we all need to exercise every now and then to keep our sanity.
This allows more oxygen to reach the brain and help it function more efficiently when revising.
Anything you can do to get the brain working is needed during the exam period. It allows you to be fully attentive when you are revising, which is a win-win for you.
If you find your palms sweating and you tense up at the very thought of exams, just put a bit of perspective on life – take a deep breath and chill. Sit at a proper desk, so you are in your most comfortable state. Don’t turn yourself into a revision zombie and make sure you go to bed early.
9. Most importantly
If things don’t go to plan, there are many other ways to be successful.
The conventional education isn’t the only way to be successful so do not be disheartened. Believe it or not apprenticeships are increasingly becoming a much more respected alternative to University with their rigorous application processes and tough interviews.
Here’s a link to a plethora of apprenticeships in almost every industry.
Taking all these steps into consideration when revising and working hard will allow you to get the best result. Working to the best of your ability is what will open all the opportunities for you, which is all that you can do.
Just try your best and you will get far. The key to success is hard work.
Don’t let exam results determine your future.