As exam season is fast approaching, students are spending hours and hours cramming information into their minds in desperate attempts to retain any of it in the hopes of scoring the highest possible marks in their exams. From biology to music to English to PE, there are an endless array of subjects and topics to memorise and many different ways to attempt to commit everything to memory, flash cards, past papers, practise questions, quizzes note taking, scanning through text books, the lost goes on; but which techniques are actually teaching you and which are a wast of your time? Read on the find out!
Some of the most efficient and effective methods include:
. The pomodoro technique, named after the tomato timer often found in kitchens breaks down studying into smaller more manageable chunks helping information retain in your mind for longer
. Using apps such as flora or study bunny to help stay focused and keep your mind away from the notifications, who would what to kill flower?
. past papers, a cliché for a reason, past papers are truly one of the best ways of applying you knowledge and most importantly figuring out how to answer questions in a mark-scheme friendly way, this is particularly useful for sciences.
. flash cards, again another basic one, but for good reason! Flash cards help to commit to memory short snappy bits of information and facts and is truly one of the best ways of studying as it can be done anywhere, on the bus, at school or even minutes before the exam. Additionally, the action of making the flash cards is also a form of revising.
And there you have it, the best ways to revise. Remember, revision is personal, and the important part is figuring out what is right for you. Best of luck!