Dan Banks , Experienced reviser. , answered
I can tell you that it's very difficult to revise whilst having fun at the same time! The only way to make revision less boring is to find out what times your concentration levels are at their peak and how you learn.
Revision isn't fun!
- If you find out that you can focus your mind better in the evening or in the morning, then by all means go out and enjoy the sun in the day. As long as you can get your work done after you've been out. This is all a matter of personal preference, and I've found that over the years I find it far more easier to work during the evenings than I do in the afternoon or morning.
- Your methods of learning are also fundamental to revision and how you retain knowledge. Very few people can actually effectively learn or retain knowledge from copying out of a text-book all day. Instead try learning by making videos or audio recordings of your notes.
I found that I could revise far better by recording myself recite my notes and then playing them back to myself through my mp3 player whenever I walked to school.
The secret to revision is to plan it well and start early, then you can experiment with various methods and decide which ones help you to retain knowledge the best.