REVISION TIPS As you are no doubt fed up of hearing, student revision is a vital part of getting good grades, whichever stage of study you are at. But there’s no need to worry: with a few simple techniques and careful planning student revision doesn’t need to be the nightmare that it can seem to be at times. In fact it’s relatively simple. 

One thing that is important to realise is that not every student learns in the same way. Ways of revising that work for one student may not necessarily work for another, so there’s no need to get frustrated if revision isn’t going so well– just change your technique.  Here are some university study tips that will hopefully help you breeze through your student revision when the time comes:

General advice:  

Start early.
It may sound boring and a waste of time with exams so far away but by starting early you have a better chance of success. By organising notes and re-reading them at the end of every module you can make sure they stick in your mind and are committed to your long term memory, something that is important when it comes to success on the day.  

Focus on understanding not memorising.
Make sure that you actually know what you are talking about, it will be apparent to the examiner if you actually know the material and it will give you a confidence boost too. Just reeling things off from memory is ok but if you don’t actually understand the fundamentals you may drop vital marks from not writing in depth or from forgetting things in the panic of the day.  

Choose your surroundings carefully.
Try your best to avoid distractions. Don’t use the internet unless necessary and turn off the TV and your mobile. Have music on if you like some noise whilst revising, but try to ensure you are in a quiet, cool room with necessary drinks and suchlike at hand. If your family keeps interrupting then try a local library or relative’s house.  

Have regular breaks.
Keep your mind alert with a break every hour or so and a topic switch to make sure you don’t get bored of the same material. Reward yourself for your work so you feel more incentive to do it, even small rewards will make you want to get revision done.  

Make a timetable.
If you plan set times to revise then you are more likely to stick with them. Allocate slots for spending time with friends and doing your hobbies and you will soon see where you have spare hours in the day.  

Work on your weaknesses.
Although it’s tempting to just revise what you already know it is more beneficial to revise your weakest areas first. This will give you a better overview of a subject and ensure you get those first vital marks for basic knowledge should a question you are not happy with arise.


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