Monday, 12 May 2014

Get Revising!

Hello everybody! So in Ireland anyways, Exams are starting! So today i'm going to show you how to get revising if you hate studying, like me!

Draw up a revision timetable
I recommend taking breaks in between studying, frequent ones. I also advise to mix the order of the subjects. This is my timtable.

Physical Activity is very important, in particular during intense study time. Even going for a small 30 minute jog after a day of study will make a huge difference.Physical Activty increases heart rate which makes the blood circulate faster. This in turn ensures that brain gets more oxygen which increases productivity and reducing tiredness and stress.

Find a quiet space
This is a pretty straightfoward one: you desperately need a place where you can be uninterrupted.Your room,your school or libary will do.Be careful with revising in a coffee shop.It is a popular option, however it does not work for everybody and people often get distratced.

Get down to it in the morning 
You have to make a start at some point and doing it sooner rather than later is a very good idea. Try to stick to my draft revision schedule and start revising in the morning- research shows that you are more likely to do all the planned work if you start early, because as it gets closer to the evening, there is bigger tendency to get outside.
Spice up your revision
Use a bit of colour! Drawing colourful learning maps will help you memorise facts.What is even more interesting is the fact that colourful notes are easier to memorise then plain black and white ones. Give it a go!

Do plenty of past papers
Ask your teacher for some past papers or google them yourself.Most exam boards nowadays put a lot of emphasis on exam technique and simply familiarising yourself with it before the exam can often save you time and help to earn marks at the exam. A lot of examiners do not bother inventing terrilbly innovative questions once you have done three or four past papers chances are that some of questions that come on the day will look familiar.

Make summary notes
Making notes is by far the best way to memorise lots of information. We all have been there, sat down reading a textbook and lying to ourselves that the time is being used productively-it is not! The best way to memorise information is by making notes over and over again.It may be incredibly tedious but the thing is that the most successful candidates often make as many as three sets of the same notes in a run up exam which help them to memorise the required information

Think positive!
At the end of the day, it's not all about studying. There are plenty of people who did well in school without 100 percent in every single exam, or who were actually pretty useless at school. Your life isn't over if you don't ace an exam, so take the pressure of yourself.

That's all for today, Bye!


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