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Last Updated: Wednesday May 04 2005 13:10 GMT

Revision DOs and DON'Ts

It's best to work on a flat surface, not on your lap

Revision DOs

  • Make yourself a nice work area. You need a flat surface with good light. Gather up plenty of pens and pencils. A ruler, scissors, glue, dictionary and notebook are also useful.
  • Try and do your revision at the same time each day. Getting into a routine will make it feel less of a chore.
  • Explain your revision task to a family member and tell them how it follows on from what you studied at school. Talking about it will give you some ideas.
  • Eat a healthy snack before settling down to do your revision.
  • Use a variety of resources including the internet. There are games that can make revision much more fun than just reading from a textbook.
  • Revise outside the textbook. E.g. if you are studying Shakespeare, watching a play will make it more interesting and reinforce what you have learned at school.
  • Studying with a friend is a good way to share ideas and motivate one another.

Revision DON'Ts
  • Don't start revising until you've made a revision plan showing what you need to do and when you will do it.
  • Don't revise with the TV on. Turn it off but listen to music if you find it helps.
  • Don't forget to take a break. A 15-20 min break every 90 minutes will refresh your mind. Go for a walk, have a drink or listen to some music.
  • Don't forget to have a good night's sleep.

Under Pressure? Six Golden Rules
  • Stick to fulfilling your potential, not other people's expectations.
  • Ask for help if you need it.
  • Take time out and relax, it will pay off.
  • Focus on yourself, not on what anyone else thinks or does.
  • Remember this is NOT your ONLY chance to prove yourself.
  • Believe in yourself, you've got no reason not to.