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.

1. Pomodoro your way to an A

Pomo what? This is a great technique if you're having trouble concentrating. The Pomodoro method follows a basic pattern of 25 minutes 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.

2. Utilise your phone

Are you always getting distracted by your phone when you’re trying to revise? Use it to your advantage and download some handy apps that make your phone a revision tool instead of a distraction.

There are apps for everything, from games to make your revision a bit more engaging, to apps to help you stick to your revision timetable.

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3. Flashcards for the win

Flashcards, or revision cards, are a classic revision tool and there are so many ways to use them.

4. Blurting

Blurting is a new revision technique that you have probably seen all over TikTok. It's all about testing yourself over and over again until you remember the information, 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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