GCSE’s. A Level’s. University. When does it stop?
This period can feel never-ending, if not stressful. Where to begin? Where to begin? It’s overwhelming, but everyone goes through it, and it can be managed. So deep breath and relax; here are some tips to help with your revision.
No one wants to cram all their revision a month before the exams begin; that’s called panic revision. When this happens, people become more stressed and are more likely to forget everything they have tried to squeeze in. So it will be easier to gradually begin over a few months lightly rather than all at once.
Make a timetable
Schedule out your priorities. It’s important not to overwhelm yourself with revision as this can get too much. Instead, make time for yourself and your social life. Having a break every hour will help your brain breathe through the revision.
Find out what works for you.
For example, writing things down, mind maps, videos, or speaking to people. Different techniques help different people. Making sure that what you do for your revision works for you will help you in the long run.
Get support if needed.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it. Schools offer support groups for out-of-hours services to help people who need them. Use it. This can be beneficial as you get one-on-one time with your teacher to go over things that you may find more challenging. If you prefer looking for tutors, these are available in your local area online or through recommendations that can also be suitable for many.
Just remember to give 110%. You can’t change what happens and what grade you get, so as long as you know, you did your best and put the work in – that’s all that matters. Good luck over the next year.