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Welcome to the Penrice Revision Website, if you look on the right hand side you will see a list of subjects that have revision pages. If you click on one of those subjects it will take you to the revision page for that subject.
Studying is something that can make a lot of people very anxious, especially if it is a very important test or exam that you are trying to prepare for have a look at the tips below:
Be positive. It’s easier said than done, but you have to believe in yourself and stop being self-critical if you’re to stand any
chance of snapping yourself out of the state you have put yourself in.
Try not to think about the coming exam too much. Just casually go through your notes and don’t think about the exam. If you really can’t help it, imagine what will happen if you go into that exam hall or classroom and find that the test is easy? Visualization may help here.
Don’t push yourself. Set out your revision in bite size chunks. The brain remembers things better if you take a break after ten or twenty minutes of solid revision. While you’re taking some time out, perhaps treat yourself a little. Have a nice drink and perhaps something to eat. Reflect on what you’ve just learnt, but don’t go over it obsessively. Allow it to sink in for a while before moving on to the next part of your revision.
Learn to accept mistakes. You’re not going to ace every single mini-revision test that you do – in fact making these mistakes is the most effective way of learning. Make sure you go over what you didn’t do so well on thoroughly and then take a break for today. A small failure once in a while does you the world of good in the long run.
Find ways of studying which really work for you. Staring at notes blindly doesn’t work for everyone – in fact, the minority benefit from such a technique, as this does not engage the brain at all.
Listen to your favourite music when you’re done for the day or just before you start revising. This will put you in a good mood for the task at hand.
When the exam approaches, don’t let yourself think about failure. Just imagine going into that exam and finding it as easy as anything. You will succeed if you think positive. If you believe you can do well, you will do.