Revision is another word
for reviewing. To understand and remember what you have learned
over the year, you need to re-read your course essays, notes and
textbooks. Revision requires accurate notes and careful planning to
be most effective.
It is best to begin your programme of
revision two or three months before the exams. However late you
leave it, make sure you follow this advice:
1 First devise a revision
timetable. You should use this to remind you about your
exams and other important events.
2 Revise in short manageable chunks and take
regular breaks. Each revision session should last
about 40 minutes, with 10-minute breaks between each session.
3 Try not to revise more than two
subjects a day and don't attempt to do all of a subject in
4 Decide what time of day
you work most effectively: mornings, afternoons or evenings.
5 Make sure you have time to relax before
going to bed and try to get plenty of sleep. But
don't go to bed so early that you can't sleep - do something that helps you relax before you go to bed.