Exam essentials: Planning your revision

This article was first published on 20 September 2019

Take control of your revision

As exam season approaches, one of the best ways to stay on top of things and get rid of that helpless feeling, is to take control of your revision.

Here is a good place to start:

  • Make a revision plan that is tailored to you

  • Set objectives and monitor your progress

  • Schedule in down-time to relax and have fun.

Daria shows off her revision timetable and explains how it can help.

Getting organised

Being proactive with your revision will help you feel more prepared for your upcoming exams.

Planning your revision can take many different forms. The key is knowing when your exams are and what topics you have to cover - then working back from that.

Don't forget to:

  • Allow time to revisit content

  • Allow extra time for the topics you struggle with

  • Colour code! Assign different colours to different subjects.

  • Keep your revision sessions to about 45 minutes, then take a short break

  • Build in down-time.

Remember, if your timetable isn't working for you, don't be afraid to reorganise it.

Good luck!

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