10 Exam & Revision Tips
By Dayna Spear, May 23, 2018
Hey everyone! I hope you’re all fab and feeling confident to smash your exams! I’m sure you’ve already done lots of revision, but for anyone who’s got some last minute studying planned, here’s a summary of our top tips to help you through your exams. You may have noticed our tips on social media the past couple of weeks, so we thought we’d squeeze it all into one very helpful blog post!
Unfortunately for the youth of the UK, May means one terrifying thing - exam season. Oh dear.
We thought we’d help out as much as possible during this stressful time with our top tips and tricks. Take note!
1. Make sure you take a bottle of water to your exam
Stay hydrated and remember to remove the label beforehand - exam invigilators will not allow you to sit the exam if it’s still on. Y’know, cheating and that. I’m not entirely sure how the information of H20 might muscle your way to an A*, but that’s the rules.
2. Don’t cram the night before!
It’s not worth leaving revision to the last minute and attempting to cram it all in the night before an exam - it’ll cause more panic and stress than it’s worth! You’ve done all you can do at this point, so chill out and let that knowledge sink in.
3. Please, don’t try and cheat in an exam!
Trust me, the consequences will far outweigh the possible benefits of this. Don’t even go there!
4. Try and manage your time
Before you begin writing the exam, check out the questions and gauge how much time to spend on each - some questions take a lot longer than others, and you don't want to hear the bell go before you've finished your paper!
5. Do lots of mock papers before your exam
One of the best ways to practice is by doing lots of mock papers - I know it's tedious, but it’ll give you the most accurate idea of what to expect when it comes to the big day.
6. Get a good sleep the night before your exam
Trust me when I say you’ll need a good night’s sleep to focus properly the next day. Staying up late to cram will do far worse than good - stop revision at a reasonable time and get slumbering.
7. Take more than one pen to your exam
Although invigilators carry spare pens and pencils, you don’t want to panic if your one runs out mid-excellence! Bring 2 or 3, just to be on the safe side.
8. Eat well when revising and before your exam
Your brain needs fuel right now more than ever - be nice to your body and ensure you’re eating enough healthy foods to give yourself sufficient energy and keep ploughing through the books.
9. Get to your exam at least 15 minutes early
Being late to an exam is a big no-no! Make sure you arrive early and with plenty of time to avoid unnecessary stress!
10. Give yourself proper breaks in between revision
Revising like mad and not letting yourself relax will do no good - you’ll lose concentration and stress yourself out! Allow yourself adequate breaks and you'll find it far easier.
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