Maximise Your Revision Using These Tried And Tested Techniques

Revision can vary from editing work to flash cards, but how can you make it more effective and helpful?

By Jade, London · May 14, 2019

Like it or not, revision is the key to maintaining knowledge and information. It helps you refresh the facts you already know and gaining critical perspectives, and it is a process of rethinking and recapping.

If you’re going to do, do it properly. Here is how…

1. Have early starts

Revision helps you to boost concentration and also mental capacity, and one way to help you to revise is to make an early start. Getting cracking while you’re most alert in the morning can make all the difference, as it helps with concentration levels.

2. Find methods that work for you

Not every revision method is effective for everyone. Successful revision is a lot to do with finding the method that is suitable and effective for you. A common revision method is looking over and trying to memorise previous work, but it may be more useful for you to copying out notes from a textbook. There are hundreds of methods for revision, it is simply a case of trying different ones out and discovering the one you like best.



3. Take regular breaks

Let’s be honest, revision takes a lot of energy and can be boring. You need to be in a certain mindset – a positive one- to take out a textbook and revise. So, when you feel yourself getting tired or frustrated, take a break. Breaks provide relief and allow you to carry on re-energised.

4. Create the optimum learning environment

Most would argue that working in space such as the library is better for productivity and concentration, however others may argue that locking yourself in your bedroom is the only way to revise, as it is the space you’re most relaxed.

What is truly important is creating an environment in which you’re the most comfortable. This should be a place where you do not feel distracted and somewhere where you feel your concentration is maximised.