Exams: the word itself makes my stomach drop. It is by far the most terrifying part of a High School experience, except for perhaps being pulled into the Headteachers office. With exams come revision, and revision is tedious, tiring and terrible. So, I thought I'd attempt to give you some tips on how to make revision a bit easier for your exams this year.
1. Don't over-work yourself
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I am such a criminal for this, I always try and do much more than I am capable of. My plan for this year with revision was to revise an hour a night for each subject up until my exams. That would have been 9 hours work a night, how silly is that? So, instead I went for a healthy approach and did half an hour of two subjects per night, from about two months away from my exam. I didn't feel over-worked, and I hardly felt stressed. It is a great technique!
2. Revise With Friends
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If you don't know the answer to something; your friends most probably will, and vice versa. You can help each other through revision, and have a good time whilst doing so. Plus, if you forget something you need to do, the chances are your friend will remind you. Also, this year I revised with friends just before my exams, had a lot of fun, and then in my exam remembered things because of silly related funny incidents.
3. Visual Aids
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The human brain takes in so much without us even realizing it; so by putting up things such as mind-maps and post-it notes with information on it, you will take in a lot without actually having to make the effort to remember it. If you draw pictures to symbolize things, you'll remember them in the exam. Also, recording sounds clips and falling asleep to them will help too.