I don't know how to revise!
Oh, the joys of exam season, the time of year that any high school student dreads, especially if you happen to be amongst the many people, including myself, who are sitting their final exams this year. And with there only being a limited amount of time to go now, most people have already started their revision, and some people are finding that their previous revision strategies aren’t working this time and are having to find new ones or are taking too long, after all, you are revising multiple subjects at once, each one with a lot of content to remember. For me, I have 8 subjects, and personally, I am finding it hard to balance it all, however, there are some people taking more or less subjects, and no matter how many exams you are taking, revision will be extremely stressful if you feel like you aren’t revising correctly.
My experience with revision throughout high school is minimal as I had no clue what I was doing or I just didn't see the point. It doesn't make a difference, surely? Well, trust me, it does, especially this year, my results went from being almost top of the class, to mostly low C’s, D’s and even a U. So really, it does make a difference and revision is beneficial, so start as soon a possible.
For those of you taking your GCSEs, your exams (as of the 19th of April 2018, the time of writing) are most likely in roughly three weeks, and you’ve probably already started you revision, but for those of you like me who didn’t know what to do, or where to start, so therefore tried to block it out and ignore it all (which I clearly don't recommend) here are my tips for good revision sessions:
On the day of the exam, before you have to go in, quickly read over your notes, just to try and recall key facts and/or quotes, and try and stay away from people who are worried or may cause you to get stressed or freak out, and remember to try your best and all your hard work will pay off.
I hope my tips help you and that you manage to revise efficiently for all of your exam subjects and you survive exam season and get the grades that you want. Just remember that even though it feel like a long time, it isn’t and before you know it all the exams will be over and you’ll be able to relax soon. Good luck!
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