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Revision Tips!

Got exams coming up soon and you are stressing out over revision? Well here is some ideas to help you out whislt revising.



- Revision Tips!
- Revision Stress
- Coping with Revision Stress
- Exams
- Night Before
- Coping on the Day


Tips & Techniques

- The odd hour here and there isn't enough. Make a revision plan you can stick to, with a daily outline that includes times for breaks and meals.

- Know your strong and weak subjects and mix them up on your timetable, don't do all the nightmare topics at once.
Set targets that you know you can reach and tick them off as you accomplish them.

- You will need help at some point, ask parents, siblings, teachers and friends for support.

- Find somewhere quiet to revise. You could also try working with other people but, if you can't concentrate, save get-togethers for breaks from the books.

- Put your exams into perspective, they are only one aspect of life.

Seven Rules Of Revision

1) Make your own revision notes. You'll learn as you write and, once you've got them, you're halfway there.
2)Be brief. Check the syllabus or ask a teacher to make sure you've got the key areas sussed.
3)Concentrating on the plus points of revision helps keep you going. Start by thinking how much easier you'll find the exams.
4)Don't overdo it. Your concentration lapses after a couple of hours, so take regular breaks.
5)Experiment with different revision techniques. Variety beats boredom.
6)Focus. Don't make pointless notes. Look at past exam papers and see how questions could be asked.
7)Get confident. If you're positive about exams, you should take in more information and remember it when it counts.

Six Simple Techniques

1) Condense. Fitting notes onto one side of paper makes them easier to stomach, so rewrite and cut down as you go.
2) Highlight. Target key areas using colours and symbols. Visuals help you remember the facts.
3) Record. Try putting important points, quotes and formulae on tape. If you hear them and read them, they're more likely to sink in.
4) Talk. Read your notes out loud, it's one way of getting them to register.
5) Test. See what you can remember without notes, but avoid testing yourself on subjects you know already.
6) Time. Do past exam papers against the clock, it's an excellent way of getting up to speed. 

Find out more about coping with revision stress here.


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