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Revision tips

We all know that revising for exams can be stressful and not much fun! So, we have developed this page to try and help you get to grips with revision and give you tips and advice on the best way to revise! We hope this helps! Good Luck!

So where do I start?

The best way to start is to PLAN your revision. I know you've heard it all before, but you can't beat planning! Put together a wall chart or use your home computer to generate a REVISION PLANNER, listing the subjects/topics you have to revise and the date of your first exams. That way, you can work out exactly how long you have to revise and then work out how to use that time! Remember to be realistic about how much revision you can get through each day and make sure you give yourself enough time off!

Revising English Lit

Many students approach revision for all their subjects in the same way. The most important thing to remember is that your revision for each subject should be approached differently. English literature exams are based on set texts that you have studied during your course. Your revision needs to focus on these set texts.

Top Revision Tips

  1. Plan and organise your revision carefully. Always put together a revision timetable well before the exam. Make sure you given enough time to all topics and leave plenty of time to go over the trickier topics again.
  2. Make sure you know exactly what to revise. You will have studied set text for English, make sure you know these texts really well.
  3. Revise, revise, revise! Repetition is an important tool in learning and preparing for exams.
  4. Keep Active! Revising in an active way will ensure the information sticks in your mind. Examples are putting your notes on little cards, chatting to your friends about your work.
  5. You should make use of past questions as part of your preparation for the exam. Ask your teacher or your exam boards for copies of past questions.
  6. Eat well and exercise. One of the best ways to reduce stress is to exercise. A healthy diet will boost your memory.
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