Five best revision techniques

Are you looking at all your work and wishing there was an easy way to revise for your exams? Wish you could just plug a memory stick into your head and download your textbooks? Well, we’re not miracle workers but we’ve compiled some of the best revision techniques to help you nail your exams.

Here's our list of the five best revision techniques

1. Pomodoro your way to an A

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Pomo what? This is a great technique if you're having trouble concentrating. The Pomodoro method follows a basic pattern of 25 minutes of studying followed by a five-minute break. If you do four of these in a row you can then have a longer break. It works because you learn better in short sessions, and you don’t have to punish yourself with unbroken hours of revision. Find out more about using the Pomodoro Technique.

2. Spaced repetition and the 2357 method

Spaced repetition is a scientifically proven method that involves reviewing information at closer intervals, boosting your memory, and making it less likely you’ll forget everything. The 2357 method is a way to plan out your revision sessions as you get closer to exams. 

3. Flashcards for the win

Flashcards, or revision cards, are a tried and tested revision technique and there are so many ways to use them. You can use them to remember words and definitions, facts, quotes and more, but generally smaller chunks of information. Learn how to use flashcards to revise effectively.

4. Blurting

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Blurting is a new revision technique that you may have seen all on TikTok. It's all about testing yourself repeatedly and it engages active recall to help you remember. Find out how to blurt your way to success with our step-by-step process. 

5. Find the technique that works for you

Testing out different revision techniques is key to find the right method for you.

If you have ADHD or Dyslexia, you might find that alternative revision techniques work better. Check out advice from our Student Support Team on revising with ADHD and Dyslexia

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