Parents and students often ask ‘how do I revise?’, hopefully this information will help you understand the process of revision and give you plenty of ideas to support your preparation towards exams.
Research suggests that good revision:
• should be ‘chunked’ into 10 to 30 minutes (spending hours revising isn’t good for your brain and you won’t retain the information you are studying);
• should be planned out (use your revision planner);
should start early (your brain hates last minute cramming – too much information at once will make you forget);
• should be varied (mix your subjects/topics, don’t spend too long doing one thing);
• should be interactive and involve different media and colours (your brain remembers information when you actually do something with the information – reading and copying out notes isn’t enough!).
To the side are some helpful resources to help get you going…if you get stuck ask your teachers for help!!