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Monday, 13 October 2014

How to Revise Successfully

Hey Guys,

I'm sorry that this isn't a beauty related post, but I thought it would be useful for the most of you!(Seeing as the majority of you are teenagers, and currently in high school whether you may be studying for end of term assessment, gcse's or As Levels I hope this will be helpful either way!)

1. Flashcards
I personally find flashcards the most helpful when I'm revising (depending on what I need to revise for) I write questions on the front that I need to memerise, and write awnsers on the back. I will then look at the questions, and try to remember the answer. Alternatively, you can just right helpful words, that may jog your memory. I know a few of my friends prefer tha way! Either way works just as efficiently! DONT SPEND TIME MAKING THEM LOOK NICE!!

2. Post-it Notes
Post it notes should be your best friend during a revision period. You can write important facts that you need to remeber and place them in your books, or on flash cards, etc. When I am studying for History and Georgraphy in particular I write key facts on post it notes and stick them in my room or in the kitchen by the fridge. (The places where I find myself most often...) that way you will start to assciate particuar facts with certain objects. In an exam its particually useful as when you need to remeber certain facts, you can associate it with the object you placed it with in your room. (If that made any sense.. You catch my drift..)

3. Highlighters
I guess this is an obvious choice of revision, but try and utalise your highlighters in different ways. If their is a long piece of text, highlight the date in one color, the important information in another, and extra detail in another. This way when you come back to revise closer to exams, its easy to depict the important information, decreasing your work load. Also prevents you from drifting from the actual answer itself, and eventually talking yourself out of the marks. (Which, I've done plenty of times!)

4. Organise Your Revision
Make a schedule for revision, (especially useful if you are doing GCSE'S/As Levels) Give yourself some time to relax, and take in your revision. (Every Hour/Two)  Cramming is possibly the worst, as it's overwhelming and stressful. Have a week of focusing on one topic, and the next a different. Make sure your always revisiting previous work through out the year, and have a quiet, comfortable place thats free of distraction.

5. Start Revising Early
Don't start you revision two months before, if you are able to start as early as possible. As I mentioned earlier cramming is not a good technique. Wake up early (around 9am) that way you can stop revising earlier, and spend the rest of your day relaxing. It also gives you something to look forward to, and stops you from procrastinating.

6. Teach it to someone/Revision Buddy
Go through a particular section, reciting it and then teach it to someone. Whether that may be your family, or revision buddy. Never do it with your friend, as you'll end up procrastinating and won't actually learn anything. Revision buddy's are a great way to revise, they should be someone in at least two/three classes so your understanding of each other's position and levels, some one that is close to your MEG and also if possible should you not be your friend as you'll end up procrastinating again.

So I hope that helps any of you that are revising, and I wish you the best of luck! (Even though, it's not really exam term!)

Please leave me your suggestions for revision tips, and blog posts that you would like to see!


  1. These are such good tips Daisy!

    I've nominated you for The Sisterhood Of The World Bloggers Award if you'd like to take part! All you have to do is answer the questions on my blog in your own post, simples :)

    Please do let me know if you decide to do it because I'd love to read your answers :)

    Hope to be reading it soon!


    Becca x

    1. Oh my god, thank you so much Becca! I'd love to complete them! I'll let you know once I've completed the post and thank you so much for nominating me!

      Daisy x