It may be the start of the Easter holidays but there is no time to relax if you’re a student!
Whether you’re studying at GCSE, AS, A, or university degree level, Easter marks the time that revision should really get underway for the summer exams
There will be just a month come April 1 until the first papers are on the desks in front of you, so how best to use your time wisely?
With up to 4 weeks off and no doubt a lot of plans and socialising taking up a lot of.that time, it’s important to keep on top of your revision.
Here’s our top tips to structure your revision over this Easter period.
Set yourself daily targets (and limits)
Assign yourself a set period of time to focus purely on revision every day, be it two hours or six hours. Think of this time not only as a target, but also a limit, making sure that you don’t overwork yourself. The amount of time you dedicate will depend on both how you learn and also how much you have to revise.
Make sure you spend enough time on each exam, perhaps dedicating every day to a different subject or topic area.
Do that give yourself a day off now and then
All work and no play doesn’t make for good revision or top marks come the exam. For every, say five days of revision, give yourself a day off whether it be just lying in going out with friends and family or staying in bed catching up on the latest episode of lost girl.
Don’t forget the coursework
Chances are it’s not just exams you have two worry about, make sure you take into account and complete any coursework or other marked projects when structuring your revision.
If deadlines are looming, make sure to get your coursework completed before you start revising for any future exams. Not only will this benefit you in the long run when planning your time, it will also put your mind at ease.
There will no doubt be certain areas you need more work on and certain subjects that require more time to revise. Draw yourself up a revision timetable and prioritise which subjects need the most amount of your time.
Turn off your gadgets
It’s very easy to get distracted when revising, especially when you’re not in the confines of a school college or library.
Keep yourself focused by turning off any of your phone, laptop, tablets or any other gadgets you may be tempted to get distracted by.