Blogmas 2017: 12 Days of Christmas
I’ve met a lot of lovely bloggers this year, a lot of whom are students, be it in school or university. January is a big time for exams, regardless of if you’re at school or uni, so I wanted to reflect on my old revision techniques. This blog post is in collaboration with Rosamae, who’s blog post you can read right here!
Tip One: Make a Plan
Apparently, it’s been scientifically proven that you can only do 5 hours of good work every day, if you plan your time correctly and with lots of breaks. If you revise on a computer, you should be taking a 10 minute break for every 50 minutes of working. Perfect amount of time to make a cuppa tea!
Tip Two: Mix it Up
Particularly when I got to university, I used to find it quite hard to concentrate on one subject for a long time. It’s so much broader when you’re at school – you can do an hour’s History, then an hour’s French, and so on. I used to plan my time to look at each of my uni modules every day and use lots of colour coding to differentiate. Keeping your mind active by changing it up definitely helps concentration during those winter days revising.
Tip Three: Handwrite Notes
Personally, I found it so much easier to remember things when I wrote them down. Rosamae has got the same idea here with her french notes. It’s so good for your eyes as well to get away from a screen for a while. Let your creative side come out to play and change it up with loads of different coloured pens and highlighters. Make big mind maps and diagrams. You’ll soon be hitting those top grades.
Thanks for reading, I hope our tips help you make the most of your holidays and of your exams!