Last week I handed in my last ever undergraduate essay at the University of Leicester. It was exciting, terrifying, and a bit sad all at the same time – that’s a lot of emotion for an essay to produce!
So, all that’s left of my degree now is 11 days of revision and one three-hour exam. The end is unbelievably close. But a lot of revision has to happen between now and freedom. As revision is all I can think about at the moment, and I’m doing nothing else with my time apart from eating and sleeping, it makes sense to dedicate this post to revision.
My revision tips and tricks:
- Find your perfect revision place. You need to know where you can go to revise where you won’t be distracted and can really focus. For me this is the silent zone in the library.
- Colour coding. I’m a massive fan of coloured pens, post-it notes, highlighting, anything that breaks up masses of notes and makes it easier to pick out the important bits.
- Plan your revision. I’m not saying spend a whole day doing the world’s most intricate timetable that you know you won’t stick to, just roughly work out what you need to learn and how long you can take doing it so that you don’t realise two days before the exam that you still have half the module to revise!
- Small goals. It’s much easier to be focused and productive if you are working towards something small and manageable. Don’t just say to yourself, ‘okay I have two days to learn this book inside out’, instead, break it down into bite-sized chunks.
- Don’t panic. I know it’s easier said than done but you can’t learn if you are constantly on the edge of a nervous break-down!
All that’s left for me to say is good luck to everyone revising at the moment.