Revision Tips and Resources you can get at WillowBrook!
Exam season is here! Whether you’re doing A-Levels, Mock Exams, GCSE’s or University exams here are some tips you might find useful!
Our Top Revision Tips
- Never chuck away revision resources. So move the flashcards away from the bin! Whether you made a brilliant table for your English Literature exam, a poster for Maths or made flashcards for a Sociology mock keep them. You don’t’ know if you’ll have to retake an exam or if you’re doing a mock exam keep them for the real thing! Also you might want to take the subject further!
- Figure out what revision method works for you. Flashcards might work for you, or maybe sticking post it notes everywhere! Different people learn differently and everyone revises differently all that’s important is you find the one that works for you.
- Make revision count. Revision sessions are important so make sure they count. Don’t just spend it copying out of a text book or revising things you already know. Challenge yourself, use a revision method that works for you, test yourself and test your knowledge.
- Don’t let yourself get distracted. It’s easy to stop revising for a quick phone check but it’s not long until that phone check turns into an hour after you fall down a rabbit hole of Facebook videos. There’s plenty of apps you can download which stop you from going on certain apps. Don’t listen to music when revising or watch TV. It does not help!
- Revising with friends. Don’t revise with friends if you know you’re not going to get any revision done and will just go along for the sake of it. But if you are going to get work done revising with friends is good, you can test one another and talk things through together.
- Revise in short periods and have regular breaks. Most people have an attention span of twenty minutes so why are you revising for an hour? Revise for twenty minutes and then have a break for twenty minutes for example.
- Past papers and practice questions are one of the best ways of testing the retrieval of your knowledge and can identify some weak spots you didn’t know you had. Also, at the end of the day that’s pretty much what your exam is.
- Be organised, have folders, label them and keep them tidy. Be fully prepared with all of your equipment.
- Staying up all night long, revising last minute. It’s a bad idea revise, at a reasonable time and let’s be honest you’re not going to learn anything through cramming other than how much of a bad idea it is.
- Look after yourself. I think this is the one people tend to forget about the most as they’re so wrapped up in revising but it’s probably the most important thing. So get plenty of sleep, eight hours is the recommended amount, go to bed early! Eat well. Eating good food set’s, you up for the day and gives you energy which is so important when you’re revising. Always eat a god breakfast before an exam.
- Making revision resources does not count as revising! Most of the time when you’re making resources you’re copying keywords onto flashcards etc. you’re not necessarily absorbing the information.
- Ask teachers for advice and tips on how you can improve and what you need to focus on.
- Treat yourself to new revision resources to keep you motivated!
Here are some excellent revision resources you can pick up from Tesco at WillowBrook…
Helix Cool Curves Maths Set
Sticky Notes and Index Tabs
Staedtler 10 Brilliant Colours
Harry Potter Bumper Stationery Set
£1.50 each and 3 for 2!
Sharpie Lizard Eye Box 30 pack
Pukka Notebook Storage Box
Casio Scientific Calculator