What are some useful exam revision tips to get the best results?


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Julie Allen answered
A revision plan is essential if you are studying for an exam or test. It will organize you and help effectively plan your study schedule.

Firstly it's important to remember that we all feel nervous and anxious about exams. It's essential to overcome your nerves to concentrate and really take in the information you're studying, rather than just cramming.

Tips for effective exam revision skills

Find a quiet place to study that is free of distractions and make sure you are comfortable and have all the tools you need. Ensure you have plenty of light and your working environment is neither too hot or too cold.

7 Ways to revise for exams efficiently

- Read through your notes to refresh your memory on the subject and make notes as you go along.

- Write key facts, dates, statistics etc on flash cards to refer to

- Study with a friend, testing each other, but make sure you fully concentrate on the actual revision

- Create diagrams to aid memory or create a mnemonic, where you use initial letters to memorize a set of information, ie

- Use course notes to help you, but make sure they are from an official source

- Switch between various methods to mix it up and keep your brain alert

- Seek advice from your tutors, make sure you've attended all the relevant classes or study groups

How to create a revision plan

Devise a realistic revision plan, with some time set aside each day to really focus on quality study. Try to set aside some time each day and divide up the time you have available with the subjects you will be covering. Tick off sections when they are complete and make sure you stick to the plan.

Schedule in rest breaks during revision

Eat healthily during your study time to help boost your memory with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables and nuts and seeds to snack on. Oily fish such as salmon and trout is also said to boost brain power, as will cod liver oil supplements.

Take a study break every 5 or 10 minutes for each full hour of study. Go for a quick walk in the fresh air, make a drink or have a good stretch.

Advice for exam day itself

When exam day arrives, don't panic! Make sure you know where you're going and what time the exam starts. Keep calm, pace yourself and focus. Good luck!
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stacey michelle answered
Anything you can do to make the information stick in your head in the most non boring way possible, I find that if something is boring to me then it goes in one ear and out of the other, repetition is a very good way to remember the things you need for your exam but not in a constant way. I will always revise something once, then take a break or move onto something else, then go back to what I was studdying before, that way I don't get bored and I also remember the things I need to for the big day. Top tip would be to not over do it til you cannot do anymore, theres nothing worse then that feeling.

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