While some students won’t have any exams at the moment, others will have plenty in the upcoming weeks. I have completed one exam this month and have four more with three of them on the same day, so revising is a key priority for me at the moment.
Being a budding fashion journalist, my NCTJ’s are very important to me and I’m hoping to do well on them all. Revising can be difficult and exhausting. So, I’ve decided to come up with a few tips for making it through exam season…
- Take short breaks.
Don’t sit for hours on end without giving yourself a break because the information won’t go in. You’ll concentrate more if you have a well-deserved break then come back with a fresh mind.
- Sit upright, preferably at a desk.
I’ve found revising in bed doesn’t work for me and leads to distractions.
- Avoid just reading your notes.
The information won’t go in as well. Be practical, make mind-maps and test yourself.
- Teach others.
It has been proven that the best way to learn information is to teach it to someone else.
- Try past papers.
Then you’ll get a feel for the exam and feel more confident when you’re doing the real thing.
- Make a revision timetable.
Having fun when you’re revising is important so you don’t turn yourself into a revision zombie. Make time for treats in between your work.
- Do your best.
No one can ask any more of you. As long as you’ve put the effort into revising and know you’ve tried as hard as you can, then you’ve done your best.
As someone who is full time at university and works part-time, I know how difficult finding free time can be. But, all of this hard work will be worth it in the end!