It’s always a sad time of year when Christmas and New Year are over and life goes back to normal. For me it’s nearly time to go back to work and for most of our students it’s time to buckle down to some serious exam revision and essay writing. There is another week until exams start for most students so there’s still time to buckle down and get started on your revision, or consolidate what you’ve already learnt.
My Learning Essentials Exam Extra workshops start today so why not book a place to help your revision or to manage your stress.
The Student Support Advisor is running exam drop ins all through January. They will take place Tuesday 6th – Thursday 8th from 10am – 12 and 2 – 4pm. Throughout the two exams weeks (12th-23rd January) he will be running exam drop ins daily from 10am – 12 and 2 – 4pm. Find out more here.
Our top revision tips:
- Get plenty of sleep! This is so important. Pulling an all-nighter in Alan Gilbert the day before an exam is a really bad idea – you may think you’re revising more, but you won’t remember anything without a good night’s sleep.
- Stay hydrated. This will help you stay alert and energised.
- Take a short break every 45 minutes. It’s really hard to concentrate for longer than this. Plus it’s much easier to motivate yourself for shorter periods of time.
- Reward yourself for what you can remember, and don’t punish yourself for what you can’t. You’ll never be able to remember everything so try not to worry about it.
- Practice timed past papers. You might be able to write a perfect answer to an exam question – but it might take you several hours! It’s so important to know how much you can write or how many questions you can answer before you actually sit your exams.
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