How can we implement revision strategies for students?
Everyone studies in different ways, which is why there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to revision strategies.
It is important for students to find their own learning style ahead of exams so they know how to effectively revise.
Here are some ways students can prepare revision for their exams:
Start revision early
Beginning revision early means that students can go at their own pace and break down each topic. This will prevent students from panicking and cramming revision into a short period before the exam. It allows more time for the information to be stored through continuously going over it.
Colour coding revision notes is good for memory and association. If students assign a specific colour to a topic, it can trigger their memory. So, if the student remembers the colour, it may bring back the memory of what topic and information was assigned to that colour. It can also make the notes stand out and clearer.
Organising revision notes
It can be overwhelming for students having to memorise loads of information at once, especially if there are multiple subjects to revise for. This is why organising notes for each topic and subject can make revision less daunting. This can be done by using separate folders for different topics or subjects or separating notes by dividers.
Creating a timetable
Making a timetable for revision can help to reduce stress. It will allow students to plan when to revise and make them aware of how much time they have until exams. Different days can be dedicated to each subject or topic so time can be split equally between the topics, or extra time can be allocated to the more challenging subject areas.