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Creating a Revision Plan
Download a Revision Planner by clicking on the following link.
Ideally you will start your revision six weeks before your exams.
Create a page for each week and write on it:
- the submission dates of your assignments
- the date(s) of your exam(s)
Then block out time for
- Sleeping - be realistic about when you get up!
- Favourite TV programme?
- Social events
- Sporting commitments
Calculate the time you have available
Aim to leave the week before your exams free so that you know you have time available in case a problem crops up.
Don’t be over ambitious – you can probably only concentrate on a single topic for 20 minutes, so break your revision into bite-size chunks.
Don’t study for more than 2 hours at a time
List what you need to revise and then match it up with the time that you have available.
Advice for taking Online Exams
Revision Techniques Workshop
You can watch a recording the Revision & Exam Techniques Study Skills Workshop above.
You will also need the following handout to complete the workshop task - Handout-week-time-planner.docx
Based on the work of expert Stella Cottrell, international bestselling author of The Study Skills Handbook, this interactive resource will help you hone and develop your study skills at your own pace. Each module has been carefully designed so you can assess your current proficiency, track your progress, become more confident and get the most out of your course.
Click on Institution Login
Dealing with revision and exam stress
Some people find that mindmapping can help them to link ideas together.
Video on how to mindmap:
Free software that you can use for MindMapping:
(N.B. If you are a student with Additional Learning Needs, please discuss with ALS whether there is any software that they would recommend for you).
The Student's Guide to Exam Success by
Publication Date: 2006-01-01
Exams frighten almost everyone. Fear of failure can make students struggle with coursework, revision and exams. Allaying the anxieties that cause people to procrastinate, go blank, or underperform, this book helps you to understand your fears; stop panicking and start enjoying your work; and develop a balanced mental approach to your exams.
How to Mind Map by
Publication Date: 2002-10-21
A practical pocket guide that teaches you how to Mind Map with ease from Tony Buzan, the inventor of the Mind Map. Mind Maps(r) are the ultimate thinking tool for maximizing your brainpower and radically improving your performance. Mind Mapping is a revolutionary system of planning and note taking that has changed the lives of millions of people all over the world. How to Mind Map is THE definitive guide to Mind Maps brought to you by their inventor Tony Buzan. This practical pocket guide explains everything you need to know about Mind Maps and shows how they make it easy to: Get started on and plan a project Think up brilliant ideas Remember things Save time."