Since exams are soon approaching I thought it might be a good idea to share some tips for revision. While I am no expert as to the best techniques or whatever I have revised for GCSE’s and AS levels and now for my A levels. So I know how stressful it can be and how hard it can be to get going and stay focused. Below are my top three tips which I hope will help some of you who may be struggling.
1. Distance yourself from your phone
I think its a good idea when revising to either turn your phone off or at least put it far away from where your sat. If I have my phone near me I’m to often distracted by a new notification or I just find myself procrastinating for absolutely ages. When I put it further away from me or turn it off I am less likely to be distracted and can focus on my revision.
2. Time your breaks
I always used to tell myself that I was going to have a 10/20 min break and then get going again on the revision, however I always ended up taking breaks that lasted 30/40 minutes. This is purely because I would go on my phone, get distracted and lose track of time. So to combat this I have started setting a timer when I take breaks so that I keep on track and don’t waste valuable time scrolling through social media.
3. Take a break if you need it
Revision is HARD work and its tiring. So I think that it is so so important to have something nice to look forward to and to allow ourselves to have a break. There is so much pressure put on people to do well in exams and yes, while that is important and so is revision, it is also VERY important to not work yourself to extremes. If I have had a bad day at sixth form or I’m feeling more anxious and stressed than normal I will give myself the night off from revision. Yes okay, maybe that is a night wasted that I could have got work done, but it means that I can try to relax, zone out and forget about revision for a couple of hours.
It’s important to work hard but it is equally as important to rest.
I would love to know any of you are currently preparing for exams and if so do you have any revision tips?