The Most Useful Tips to Help You Revise

Children across the world need to revise for school, but a large portion of them, unfortunately, do not do so effectively.

By Nasra, London · April 19, 2019


Pic: Unsplash / Jazmin Quaynor

I have struggled to revise effectively at home and at school. Here’s what helped improve my technique.

Firstly, why don’t students revise well?

Students typically begin to become extremely tense in the run-up to exams. Many try to cram in as many hours of revision they possibly can.

But are these extra hours really beneficial? Scientists have previously researched the theory that students do not revise well prior to exams. Research by Bjork, Dunlosky and Kornell showed that students usually don’t use the most effective revision techniques such as flash-cards and self-testing.

A possible reason for this could be that the stress of examinations and tests bombard students and they then tend to instead use unproductive methods instead.



So, before anything, eat!

In this article by The Guardian is the estimation that 27% of boys and 39% of girls skip breakfast.

Some skip it occasionally, others all the time! It is a known fact that breakfast really is the most important meal of the day, mainly because it provides you with the energy to go about your day.

Research cited in this article also found that missing breakfast significantly reduces your attention span and ability to recall information. Even a simple and easy breakfast like cereal can give the concentration and memory boost needed to study and revise effectively. 



Then, put your phone away!

This is a pretty simple one, but for many people it is necessary, but phones are very distracting!

Try flashcards

Flashcards have been shown to be one of the most useful ways to absorb information and remember content. They’re easy to make and you can use different coloured card and pens to make it more interesting! They make a quick and snappy way of learning.