Some of you have already had exams and have been revising for weeks, or even months. Others will only just be getting to that stage in earnest now. Bristol SU is here to help with revising tips, ideas for what to do when you need a break and advice on staying healthy and happy throughout this difficult and stressful period!
It’s important not to just focus on revision technique – you need to get the right balance of work and play and maintain a healthy lifestyle to ensure that you’re working at your very best.
There are loads of ways to revise - the trick is to find the methods that work best for you.
Revision can be hard because it requires a lot of self-motivation and concentration. It is important to be sensible in your approach and not overdo it. Make a revision plan with time allocated to each topic; but leave some room for flexibility so you can make changes and take breaks.
Once you have your plan, here are our top tips:
The University's Study Skills Service has loads of information about revision and exams, and they also offer one to one and group support sessions.
Don't forget that the Library also has lots of books and eBooks to help you with your exams. Some examples:
Cottrell: The exam skills handbook
Becker: 14 days to exam success
McVea: Exam skills for law students
Tracy: The student's guide to exam success
The University library service also has Subject Librarians who can offer subject specific advice and support.
Different students need different spaces: some need absolute quiet; some like to be able to chat to friends; some like to listen to music. But every student should find somewhere they’re able to concentrate, with plenty of space to spread out and access to all the resources they need. Information about the different study spaces available can be found here.