Six top revision 'Dos' and 'Don'ts'
Exam season is nearly among us, so we’ve put together some revision dos and don’ts to help you stay focused but also help relieve the stress.
- DO put your wellbeing first
The pressure of exams can lead to stress and anxiety, which do not help when trying to concentrate or think straight. Do take breaks and do things you enjoy, it will help take the pressure off and help you focus.
- DON’T overwork yourself
Overworking or cramming information may add to the pressure and you may not remember all the information. It’s better to spread out your work load into manageable chunks.
- DO get a good night’s sleep
A good night’s sleep is scientifically proven to improve your memory and concentration. Make sure you’re getting a minimum of 7-8 hours of sleep a night.
- DON’T avoid the subjects you don’t like
If you’re finding a subject tricky, ask for help and persevere. You will feel great once you begin to understand the topic. Make sure you have an even balance and are revising all the subjects you are taking.
- DO get into a routine that works for you
Creating a revision timetable may help you with this, as you will have a structure to follow. And remember to take well deserved breaks and fit in other commitments.
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- DON’T procrastinate
It’s always so tempting to leave revision until the next day. But, then the next day becomes the day after that and so on. The more time you give yourself to revise, the better. Make sure you don’t surround yourself with distractions. Set yourself up in a space to revise, put your phone away and turn off the TV.