Exam season is now in full swing, meaning it’s likely you will be
spending lots of your free time studying and revising. Here at Tutor Doctor
we know how overwhelming it can be prepping for numerous exams, especially
when you’ve got a lot to cover in a short space of time. That’s
why we’ve come up with some ways that are guaranteed to help you
make the most out of the time you spend studying.
Manage your time
Managing your study time is crucial if you really want to maximise each
session. Start by scheduling in one or two-hour study sessions and nothing
more. Planning to revise for long periods of time is not only unrealistic
but it is likely to make you feel de-motivated.
Once you have your study sessions scheduled, it’s important to plan
out how you’re going to spend your time. Start by making a note
of the areas you want to cover, then break time your session into times
sections. For example- you could spend the first hour studying a subject
you might find tricky, then spend the last hour concentrating on something
you find more enjoyable. If you don’t plan out your time properly
it’s likely that you’ll spend most of it flitting between
topics and not making any major progress.
To do lists!
Writing weekly ‘to do’ lists is a really great way to remind
you of what topics you need to work on over the next 7 days. This will
also help you decide what you need to study in each revision session.
Invest in a diary
Using a diary is the key to staying organised, especially during busy
exam periods. Do this with a planner, phone app or on the wall calendar-
just make sure it’s something that you can see and use everyday.
Spend an hour writing down all of your exams, deadlines, social events,
study sessions or anything else important! This way you’ll always
know what’s going on, what’s coming up and it’s also
a great way to stay focused and on track.
Rewards for working hard
After intensive study sessions, exams or a busy week of revision, make
sure you reward yourself or have a few hours of fun. Whether this is with
trips to the cinema or park, spending time with friends and family, watching
TV, playing a game or just taking some relaxing ‘you’ time
reading a book. This will not only give you a well-deserved break from
studying, it is also time for you and your brain to re-charge.