TIP 1: When you revise, make use of your
Visual Learner; if you learn best by seeing
Use colour to highlight important things
Draw diagrams and sketches to help you
Auditory Learner; if you learn best by hearing
Read your notes aloud
Sing the main points
Revise with other students if you can
TIP 2: Plan in good time.
Timetable; How much time have you got?
A week in hand; complete your revision a
week before your exams to get flexibility in case
of illness and a break before your exam starts.
Select; What topics do you need to revise?
Targets; Be realistic about the targets you
TIP 3: Active Revision.
Make your revision active. Have plenty of paper
and a pen. Study your notes and memorise the
essential points. Write down these points you
learned. Check with your notes. Learn those points
which you got wrong.
TIP 4: Old exam papers.
Look through old exam papers.
TIP 5: Pace yourself.
Use your time well. Take a break from time to time
in each study period.
TIP 6: You’re not alone.
If you feel that you have not entirely grasped a
topic, discussing it with other students can be
TIP 7: Reward yourself.
Mark your progress on your revision plan so that
you can see what you are achieving.
TIP 8: Trust.
Trust your memory.
TIP 9: Look after yourself.
Diet; Try and eat a healthy diet.
Caffeine;Too much tea, coffee and caffeine
tablets can your anxiety levels and induce
Exercise; Get some exercise. It will give you more
stamina, help reduce stress and help you to sleep.
Rest; Don’t try to work through the night before
the exam. Go to bed in good time and get as
much sleep as you can.
TIP 1: Eat.
Have a reasonable amount to eat before the
TIP 2: Trust.
If you’ve prepared thoroughly, trust your own
knowledge and don’t get into conversations about
the exam just before the start and start confusing
TIP 3: Organise.
Get to the exam room in good time. Make sure
that you have all the equipment you need.
TIP 4: Comfort.
Remember that you will be sitting still for some
hours. Make sure that you will be warm enough.
TIP 5: Nerves.
If you do get nervous or anxious, take some time
out getting a glass or water.
TIP 6: Instructions.
Read and understand the instructions. Read all the
questions and decide which ones you can answer.
Set the time period for each question.
TIP 7: Questions.
Attempt the number of questions you are asked to
TIP 8: Preparing.
if you are giving essay style answers, spend the first
5-10 minutes of your available time noting down
the ideas you wish to include. Put hem in a logical
order and write your answer.
It is a good idea to practise writing this kind of time
answer as part of your revision routine.