Exam tips


Hi everyone!

If you don't already know, I'm in my first semester of university. I've been super busy revising recently, and thought I'd share my study tips with you all.

1. Find a study style that suits you 

Do you work better in a group study session? Set one up. Find it easier studying alone? Do that. Experiment till you find something that works for you. I find that sometimes I like studying with other people, especially if it's something like chemistry or maths that I struggle with more, but if I'm studying microbio or cell biology I'd rather study by myself in the quiet. I also vary how I take notes, sometimes I even make A3 posters to help visualise my lectures better. You need to experiment and figure out your style of revising.

2. Organise your notes as you take them!

I can't stress how important this one is, it saves so much nausea as exams approach. When you take notes in class, put them in a folder straightaway so that you stay organised and don't lose any notes. It makes it so much easier in exam time. Also, organise your study space/desk so you have everything you need to hand.

3. Establish a routine

I'm really bad at this, but I try really hard to set some time aside each day to revise. Usually what ends up happening is me cramming revision in whenever I have some time.. Which doesn't work as well & just stresses me out!

4. Take breaks

Don't try and study non-stop all day, because you'll get frustrated and bored and your mind will wander after the first hour or so. I would suggest telling yourself you'll study for an hour and then have a break for a while, say half an hour or 15 minutes or something. Make sure you time your breaks so you actually go back to your revision! 

5. Set goals

The way I motivate myself is by setting little, achievable goals to try and keep me focused & to feel accomplished after I finish the goals. An example would be "I'm going to sit and solidly revise 3 lectures today" or "I'm going to aim to spend 2 hours properly focused". This keeps me revising and helps me to feel motivated and happy that I've done something worthwhile everyday. I write it in my planner so I can keep track of which lectures I've revised.

6. Get comfortable

Make yourself a nice drink, have some snacks, and sit comfortably at your desk. This makes for a way more positive revising environment!

7. Have a study playlist

Having a study playlist really helps me stay positive and happy while revising. I love spotify *not sponsored, I'm just obsessed*, as they have pre-made playlists to suit every mood, or you can make your own.

So these are my top tips, I hope you find them useful, let me know your revision tips!

Zoe xxx

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  1. Hey! Thanks for the great tips! These are going to help me so much with exams coming up!

    Lots of Love, Lottie ♥
    Lifestyle blog to make you smile :)

    1. ^oops sorry! haha pressed the wrong button & deleted my reply haha :P I'm so glad I could help! I'm in the middle of exams as well :( Good luck with your exams, I hope everything goes well! <3 xxx


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