Struggling to prepare for your upcoming exams or absorb new information you need to learn? Here are a few wacky but effective revision tips that might work for you!
- Remove those distractions
If you find yourself constantly being distracted by Facebook or online shopping then you should consider trying an app like Leachblock or Self Control for Mac. These apps are designed to temporarily keep you away from any sites that might pull you away from your studying!
- Revise in the shower
Put some Post-it notes around the outside of your shower and test your memory whilst you shower. This method prevents you wasting any downtime and you’re more likely to take in information if you’re feeling relaxed.
- Try an audio recorder
Record all your notes and listen back to them. This will help you to absorb the information and is the perfect revision tool for when you’re on the go. You should also try this before you go to bed and when you wake up as these are the best times to absorb information.
- Treat yourself
Hide treats in your revision books to help motivate you through particularly hard or boring sections of your work. Just be sure not to eat them all before actually taking some time to study first!
- Try singing your notes
Everyone remembers the words to the latest song and our memory can be triggered to recall this when listening to a certain melody. Replace the lyrics to a catchy song with your notes and make a recording of these, you can then lay them back a few times and soon enough you’ll be able to recall your notes effortlessly!
- Watch a comedy
Laughing can boost your happy endorphins which is a good way to increase your attention span, motivation and memory! Remember not to break for too long as you’ll find it hard to get back into the swing of revising.
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