Revision, revision, revision. That’s a pretty accurate summary of my life currently. It’s that time of year when most students are busy with exam prep and deadlines. So how should you make this time as productive as possible?
1) Pick where you revise best: its easy to want to revise in bed but lets be honest its probably not the most productive place to work. Plus its important to have seperation between work and relaxation. So decide where you will work better; in the library or at home! Pick the work space which works best for you too – the library has a range of different spaces including a silent computer room, a computer room where you can talk, the new social study zones on the 2nd and 3rd floors with the funky chairs and tables, the pink zones (where you can chat), yellow zones (quiet work) and silent zones! Check out the maps on the different floors near the stairs to find the area that works for you best.
2) Avoid distractions!! Don’t sit with friends to study if you cant avoid talking to them. Try not to keep checking your phone or getting lost scrolling Instagram – if you can’t help it then download an app that will stop you using apps on your phone (you can set exceptions like spotify) for a set amount of time (I use Offtime).
3) Make a plan and stick to it – this is that same piece of advice you’ve no doubt heard every year since GCSEs, but it does really help with managing the stress and pressure. Its not just making sure you get what you plan to done, its also deciding to stop when you’ve done what you planned for a day – its really important to have some time to relax and not feel guilty about it!!
I hope these tips help you make the next few weeks a bit more manageable! Just remember after they are all done you will have lots of time to do all the things revision is stopping you from doing now, so look forward to that!