Where to Start?
It can be quite overwhelming opening a textbook and not knowing where to start, chapters and chapters of content and exams getting closer by the day, it is no wonder why students are stressed towards mocks and exams. The tips below will hopefully offer guidance as to how to approach the quite daunting revision and how Crescent Tuition can assist you at every step.
- Take Succinct Notes Throughout the Year
It is important for students to continually take notes throughout the year but effectively. Try to summarise notes as students often tend to write out the textbook word for word when writing out notes. Whilst it may be difficult to differentiate which text can be cut down, it is a skill that will prove useful for students throughout their educational careers.
- Revision Timetable
Start early and create a revision timetable. As tempting as it is to timetable every hour not at school/college as a revision hour it is important to remember to have downtime for both your mental health and to ensure that the revision continues to be effective. Within your revision timetable schedule in breaks (around 15/20 minutes) it is a lot more manageable working for half an hour than a three hour block, which is a common trap students often fall for. Short and frequent good quality revision is a lot more beneficial than extensive amounts of poor quality revision.
- Ask for Guidance and Direction
It can be overwhelming trying to navigate the seemingly endless amount of content. To combat this reach out to Crescent Tuition for guidance and support. Our specialist tutors for an extensive range of subjects have the experience to be able to successfully direct you to topics most likely to come up on the exam papers and explain how best to approach them.
- Revision Techniques
Set up a distraction-free zone, put all devices in a draw or download some revision aid apps. There are apps on the market designed to keep students focused on revision. For example, the forest app which helps you stay focused by planting a tree, the tree grows whilst you revise and once you leave the app before the set time the tree will die. Revision tools like these can help students remain motivated and concentrated on their studies.
- Review Your Progress
By starting a dialogue with a specialist tutor it enables students to be able to reach out to their tutor when they come across a topic they are unsure about or want to test how effectively they have revised, they can be supported through the process.