ACING THAT EXAM-KILLER REVISION TIPS:
This is going to be a heck of a read, but if you want to ace your exams, you will do whatever it takes; even if that means taking 10 minutes out of your day to read this.
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I understand that everyone learns differently, luckily enough you came to the right place, I’m going to portray several different revision strategies; so if you don’t feel like one is working out, you can try another.
I saw that on paper in year 10 and was utterly disgusted, I used that to punch my way through year 11; every single day after school I revised for several hours, alternating subjects.
Guess what, it damn well payed off, landed myself with several A*’s and A’s … My only C was maths, which was my toughest subject.
But I didn’t stop there, I had a reputation to uphold, in A-Level, despite my mental health swallowing me up to the point where I nearly committed suicide.
DON’T LEAVE IT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE:
Space your time wisely, revise for an hour every day up until your exam, that way you can lock the facts away, until it’s time to show that piece of paper what you are made of.
Additionally, take your time, slow and steady in this circumstance wins the race, learn at a pace where you are most comfortable, there is no point skimming through a page and getting agitated with yourself because it’s not sticking; and if you can’t get through all the content, save it for another revision session.
REVISING TIP ONE | COLOUR COORDINATION:
Firstly, I’ve been using this technique since I started my GCSE’s, and due to my grades, I think it’s paid off pretty well, before you judge try it out for yourself.
What this consists of, is finding any colour of your choice, and delegating that specific colour to a topic, for example, I have to learn three main areas in digital marketing communications, orange is traditional media, green is new media, and blue is relevant theories.
Once you have the basics nailed down, and it comes to writing about said topic, you will start to remember which colour corresponds to each topic, so you can pick up the colour of the pen, and remember what you were writing.
Place these notes where you commonly go, for instance, I have one placed where I take my makeup off, meaning when I head off to bed, I can remember that specific fact. If you place these helpful guides everywhere, you are constantly being reminded of what you need to know. So much easier than sticking your head in a book for hours on end.
Additionally, when making these post-it-notes, make sure they are brief, simply because it’s easier to remember as there’s not much to digest, but you have to make sure that it covers all the relevant content. Also, as you can see in the images above, if you find it hard to remember information with words, draw simple illustrations that link with the point; just a little tip.
REPEAT REPEAT REPEAT:
ORGANISE YOUR TIME:
It doesn’t need to be as stressful as some people make it, just simply organise your time effectively, I come across as a nagging mum on steroids, but it’s because I care! I’m trying to make your revision sessions easier, and not like the world is ending.