Students can exercise their body, like someone once said that, Physical activity is very important, in particular during intense study time. Even going for a small 30-minute jog after a day of revision will make a huge difference to your wellbeing. Physical activity increases heart rate which makes the blood circulate faster. This in turn ensures that brain gets more oxygen which increases productivity whilst reducing tiredness and stress. This prepares you for a great study time.
It is important to locate a place where you can be uninterrupted for a few hours. Your room, local or your school/university library can be a great consideration. You also need to do away with your phone to avoid the distractions of social networking. Make sure your quite space has a chair, a table at least so it looks generally like your exam hall. It is easier to study in a quite environment where you are not easily interrupted.
Draw up a timetable for your revision; you must be aware of the distance you are willing to go in your study before the day ends or before the week ends. Set clear goals for your study and revision. This actually helps to reduce anxiety for you and it also improves your confidence in doing the right thing ahead of examinations. Make sure to have a well crafted timetable for your revision.
Don’t do without setting targets that you know you can reach, ideally, setting reasonable targets is an ideal step in your revision process as it helps you to know how far you have gone. For example, it is risky to cover 5 topics the night before an examination as you tend to muddle up so much into your brain that you get to forget what you read easily. You should be progressive in your target, highlighting the most important information you’ve to study so you can easily recall.
Someone advise that, you could revise throughout the year by spending 15 minutes each day making notes you’ll be able to rely upon later. By doing it in short stretches, you will remember more and feel less stressed. A month before your exam, you will have finished all your notes so you can spend a few hours a day reviewing notes and doing timed writing practice.
Always make effort to recall what you study, what I do is to take few breaks to recall what I study per time and I try to summarise it in my own words usually on my note, either at the top or bottom. Someone advised that a good way of recalling is writing your notes down from memory and then going back over them and filling in the gaps with another colour of pencil or pen. You’ll know the different colour refers to information you might have trouble remembering.
Take periodic breaks while revising, this helps give your concentration a boost, like my friend noted, If you take breaks regularly, your concentration will be better and you will find yourself retaining more information than if you try to plough straight through. Don’t waste energy and time revising with an over-tired mind that won’t remember what it just read. Try to stick to your schedule. Make sure to check off topics and subjects as you accomplish revising them. It may even be a good idea to reward yourself with a treat on the completion of a target to help you get there. It is a good motivation to not consider giving up as an option.