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[Danielle Smith | Contributing Writer]
We all know studying for exams is stressful, but by following these simple and easy tips your exam period will slowly become stress-free
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1. Make a revision timetable (and stick to it!)
I know that this may seem tedious and boring, but having a good structured revision timetable will help you manage your different modules into what you may need to revise the most.
2. Make summary notes
Most people tend to just re-write their notes over again; hoping that it will stay in their head, right? Some of the best ways of condensing your notes would be to create drawings (e.g. mind maps) and place keywords (e.g. the topic of the brain in the centre of the page, with the names of parts of the brain around it) on a page and see what you can link to that keyword.
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Asking your flatmates or class friends to test you is a great revision technique. This will help you understand what you do know and point out what you need to work on more.
4. Get help
In case you’re not aware, your lecturers can also help outside your lesson times. After all, they have all been in your shoes, so they may offer some helpful tips by getting some one-on-one time with them.
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5. Take regular breaks
Taking a 10-15 minute break every hour will let your brain process what you have just revised (and is also a great time for food!)
6. Get EIGHT hours of sleep
As a student I understand this may be a challenge for some, but giving yourself a good night sleep will enable you to concentrate more.
7. Eat well
Now is the time to swap those pizzas for fruit and vegetables. Eating well before and throughout the exam period will help you and your brain function properly. Now, let’s pass!