Ideas for planning and studying – before exams

Part of the struggle of the exam studying period is being able to organise and plan your time in order to get the most out of your study.

Louise Orcheston-Findlay from the Academic Skill Centre (ASC) teaches revision and exam skills. She has some top tips to get you thinking about how to find out how you study best> 

Here are some top tips from the Academic skill centre on how to study well in a short amount of time:

Review your notes by reading actively – concentrate on what you are reading

Concentrate on learning what you don’t know.  If you give yourself a small test, you will find out your “weak” areas.

Think of questions that may be asked.  Practice on old exam papers.

Try question and answer sessions with others – you may need to limit chat times or competition with other students in these  sessions.

Use Rhymes or mnemonics as memory aids

Put things into your own words.  This helps you to know if you have actually understood the information

Let family and friends know that your increased time spent studying does not mean disregard for them and ask for their cooperation in your timetable.

Know the dates and times of exams you will be sitting.

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