08 Nov 2019

Be realistic when making your revision plan 

 

12 hours of revision a day is not realistic. By planning days that start at 6am and finish at 6pm you will just exhaust and disappoint yourself. Break your day up into small manageable chucks. Set yourself reasonable targets and reach them, this will help motivate you.

 

Remember that this will benefit you in the long run with helping you prepare for the real thing 

 

It can feel difficult to motivate yourself to revise for mock exams knowing they don’t contribute to your final grades. However, the work that you do for your mock exams will help you in the long term prepare for the real thing. By time your exams come you should have a solid bank of revision notes to use, and an idea of what types of revision styles are best for you.

 

Think about what type of a learner you are 

 

Knowing what type of learner you are (active, audio, visual to name a few) helps put the power back in your hands. If you don’t know what type of learner you are there are lots of online quizzes you can do. You could also try different revision styles for different exams and see which one works best for you.

 

Use incentives 

 

By rewarding yourself for completing the small and manageable goals that you have set you will feel so much more motivated. Once you have done each exam make sure you take some time for yourself to relax and unwind before you get started on the revision for the next one!

 

 

Take time for yourself to relax 

 

You can’t pour from an empty cup. You need to look after yourself during revision time. Take plenty of breaks. There are lots of things you can do to take some time for yourself. Go for a walk, or spend some time with family or friends. You could do some exercise or have a bath. By taking some time for yourself you will be able to work so much better when you finish your break.

 

 

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