7 tips to help you plan your time when revising

Exams are starting and the pressure is hotting up to keep on revising. Here are some tips on how to revise when time is short.

  • Use any spare moments for revision. Make the most of bus trips or the moments while you are waiting for the kettle to boil.
  • Practise regularly – every day is better than once a week. Keep cards of key facts in your pocket or bag so you can review them regularly.
  • Arrange your revision into short blocks of time. Pay attention to when your concentration begins to flag and set a timer for 20 or 30 minute slots.
  • Work out when your best time of day is to concentrate and use it for important new learning.
  • Decide on your routine, then stick to it.
  • Working late at night isn’t usually a good idea even when the exam is the next day, so set a time to switch off every night, then plan in a wind-down activity to clear your mind.
  • Give yourself a reward after each session.

Follow these tips to help you make the most of every moment in the run up to your exams.