With exam season now well under way, we thought we’d share a few of our revision strategies…
1. Make sure you’re getting enough sleep. This sounds obvious but if you’re revising until 2am it’s unlikely that you’re going to wake up feeling fresh and alert for that 9am exam. Oversleeping can also be a problem so aim for around 8-10 hours a night.
2. Try and do a little bit of exercise every day. Even 20 minutes of exercise a day is beneficial. Going for a walk or run is a free and easy way to exercise and get some much needed fresh air if you’ve been cooped up revising all day.
3. It’s tempting to reach for high sugar foods and drinks whilst revising but these can result in sugar highs and lows. Instead, try and maintain a balanced diet that includes wholegrains, fruits and vegetables. Remember to drink lots of water in order to stay hydrated.
4. Plan your revision schedule and get organised. Its worth taking time to pre-plan the subjects you’re going to revise on certain days – you might want to draw up a revision timetable to help you. Make sure all revision tools (such as whiteboards, sticky notes, coloured pens) are all to hand so that you don’t have to waste time searching for the bits of stationery you want to use.
5. Remember to take breaks. You can’t revise all day every day so factor in a bit of time to chill out and relax. You could even plan some activities (i.e. meeting a friend for a coffee) into your revision timetable, so that you have something nice to look forward to.