Exam time is only about 8 weeks away now. Time to start planning your revision if you haven’t already. Yes, it might be a bit boring, but come exam time you’ll be glad you organised your time effectively. Top tips for revising efficiently and effectively:

  • Plan your revision time
  • Don’t try to revise for too long without a break. Hour long periods of revision with 15 minute breaks in between suit most people.
  • Make notes as you read. Writing information down helps you to remeber it
  • Do as many past exam papers or practice exam papers as you can
  • Use your text book for reference to start with as you do past/practice papers. This way you will look up the topics you are not sure about and refresh your memory.
  • By the last 2 – 3 weeks before exams, you should be doing past/practice papers without your text book or notes, and timing yourself
  • The more revision and exam question practice you can do, the fewer surprises you are likely to have on exam day

Revision planning is often forgotten, but it can make a big difference to how efficiently you get your revision done, and how effectively you use the time spent revising. Instead of thinking of revision planning as a boring chore, think of it as a way to make sure you get all of your revision done in the effective way. Revision planning can actually reduce the amount of time you need to spend revising because you use your time efficiently.