Everyone dreads revision. It exists to be despised. But there comes a time (or several times) in everyone’s life when you have to do it to get where you want to in life.
Motivating yourself to revise is one of the toughest things you have to do at school. To make it worse, there is no immediate benefit: You have to sit there for hours on end, going through endless, illegible notes (most of which are probably incomplete) for an exam that is still some time away, and to get results that won’t matter until months after you have sat the exam.
The fact is, though, that the exams do matter. The results do matter. Revision does matter. Now, we don’t want to scare you (as one of the best ways to revise is to relax). But at least if you really put your mind to the revision, and then don’t do as well as you expected, at least you will know you have given it your best. Otherwise, you may regret it for the rest of your life!
Remember also that everyone is on your side. If you need help, ask a teacher, ask your friends or your parents. It is also good to go to all the revision classes at school, even if you think you know it already
Adopt these three Pâ€™s technique to be cool and composed for taking your examinations
1. Plan Ahead
Before you do any work, sit down and plan what you are going to do between now and exams. It is often a good idea to revise the areas you find most difficult first , get the m out of your way and build confidence in the subject. Creating a timetable is always useful, as your time now is precious, so make it work for you. If you cannot plan for yourself get the help of your parents, teachers, or peers to do it for you. Starting early will give you the stress free approach.
2. Make summary Reports.
Gather all your material for the topic area, reduce them into brief clear notes. Then summarise those, then again and again until you need only keywords to remember the whole topic. You can carry around the sheet wherever you go. An effective way to make sure you remember certain difficult things in order is invent some mnemonics ,for example VIBGYOR.
Understand how your memory works.
Some of us are better at remembering things than others. However, here is a trick that should help.
If you learn something new, in general it will already start fading in your memory after a few hours (about 90 % lost within the first 24 hours ) unless it is exciting. However, if you revise it again within the next four hours, it will take 24 hours before it stats fading. Revise again within the 24 hours period, it will lost for 4 days, then one and half weeks, then one month and so on.