Just as an architect wouldn’t begin a project without a blueprint, you can’t just open a book randomly one day, begin reading and build a strong basis for your exams.
The ideal revision timetable will be prepared enough in advance that you have a bit of balance and don’t burn yourself out.
So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started on that winning revision timetable!
Find out the exact dates of your exams.
You will know how much time you have left before each exam. It might help to draw up a table which includes all your subjects and all the weeks you have until the last exam, and then fill in the exam dates.
Prioritize your courses.
If you think you have most to do in Psychology or that is your weakest course then this will be the top priority. Put all your subjects in order from most to least important.
Decide on a revision plan which will work for you.
How many hours do you need to do of a night? Do you have other commitments you can’t get out of? Leave some time for breaks, meals and free time but ensure you have a good time slot each night for revision.
Passco is always a great idea. Lots of exam boards have copies of past papers and you can test yourself to check that it’s sticking. It also gives you practice with the format of the questions you might be asked.
The length of your study periods can also be flexible according to what works for you. For example, you might find that two 45-minute sessions of maths, with a break in between, are most productive. But you can focus on your chemistry revision for longer periods of time.
Don’t do too much at once.
Take a page and test yourself by covering it up and writing down everything you remember. Then, check it and do it again and again until you have everything! This way you are testing and revising as you re-read it over again!