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How to beat revision blues?

Bengaluru, Jan 25:

Annual school and national level examinations are around the corner. Majority of the students are now busy with the revision of syllabus. Most of the students heavily rely on small notes they have prepared at the time of classroom activities and are reading the syllabus for the revision. Several among them find various issues while doing the revision of syllabus.

An ex-teacher and founder of Get Revising organisation, a free learning website that has helped over one million students boost their grades, United Kingdom (UK) Peter Langley, has listed numerous issues faced by the students at the time of revision after interviewing them. According to Peter Langley major issues faced by the students to the run-up to the examination are procrastination, organisation, planning, revising but not practising, boredom, not leaving enough time, too much to do so you put it off, losing track of what you’ve covered, no motivation, can’t revise for essay exams.

Peter Langley has few tips for the students who have examinations just a few months away. According to him, the first thing students need to do is organising their revision time. Revising can get in the way of everything from meeting friends to relaxing after school.

Building a revision plan helps students manage their time more effectively. It gives them a clear idea of what subjects and topics they are revising each day and helps them organise their studies around their life.

According to Peter Langley, a good revision plan should be realistic. Everyone has good intentions, but they should be careful not to set a plan they can’t stick to. Nobody can do 12 hours of revision a day. Second important part of the revision plan is it should be detailed. According to him a good plan breaks revision into chunks, specifies times for studying and assigns each time to a subject or topic. He also recommends that revision plan must be flexible. Some topics are difficult and may take students longer than they have planned.

Peter Langley has few tips for preparing revision timetable for all the students. According to him, the students must get all the information they need - this includes exam dates, lesson timetable, shifts at work and when students are meeting their friends. Students must block out the times they can’t study. For example, if a student not going to work before 10 am on a Sunday they need to block that time out.

According to him picking a revision start date is also very crucial. Other major advices include plotting revision sessions, displaying the plans and using revision timetable to stay motivated.


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