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Exam Time Is Approaching!It’s nearly study leave season when diligent pupils are to befound at their desks revising for exams.(Of course, that’s the theory. In reality, pupils watchingJeremy Kyle, hanging out with their friends or evensnoozing the days away!)Good use of the time can make a massive difference to theexam results.It can be hard to find a way to help your children make thebest of this time, so here are some top tips.
Feed their bodies● Have plenty of good healthy food that will releaseenergy slowly.● Try to reduce the amount of sugary instant-hit typesnacks and drinks on hand.● They might think that fuelling themselves on cola is agood idea, but their brains will work better on morenutritious stuff.
Make a Plan● Suggest drawing up a study timetable that includesreasonable relaxation and time for other activities.● Hour-long spurts of concentration followed by a breakare about right.● The BBC Student Life site has revision planners to getyou started.
Remove Distractions● Take all non study gadgets – phones, iPods, TVs – awayduring study time.● Consider turning your wifi off during these times.
A Little Exercise● Before settling down to study, warm up with a littlephysical exercise.● It makes the body more relaxed and will invite a rush ofoxygen to the brain.
Practice The Exam● Do example papers or find resources online. The BBCBite site has interactive ‘games’ to test your child’sknowledge.
Be Purposeful● Keep in mind all of your reasons for yourefforts.● Look towards a goal - good results might bekey to a certain career or college place!● Youll be more focused on what your child isdoing.
Be Well-Equipped● Make sure your has all of the books andnotes they need.● Remember also to stock up on pens,highlighters, cards for writing notes etc.● With these, the process of revision can bemore tempting.
Keep Calm and Carry On● Try and keep home life as peaceful andnormal as possible.● Remember that your child could well befeeling under pressure or on-edge.
Dont Nag!● Whilst you want them to make the most oftheir time, constantly putting them underpressure wont help.● Constant nagging will only lead to tensionand arguments, which wont help anyone.
Be Interested● Show an interest in what your child is doing.● Also, try and praise them for their work,especially if they have been struggling.
Get an Early Start● One of the biggest pitfalls is underestimatingthe amount of material there is to learn andthen leaving it all too late.● The study people will seem like long enoughat the start, but time will rush by.● Making a timetable will help.
Work to your Strengths● Find out what learning techniques work bestfor your child and capitalise.● They could work better with note-taking, cuecards, watching videos, reading, mindmapsor even recording the topic and playing itback.● Everyone works differently!
On the Big Day...● Dont panic.● Feed them a good breakfast.● Double check theyve got a spare pen.