Students Should Take Some Time Out During Studies

Experts has suggested that students should schedule some down time to make sure they are able to keep going during the long revision period. “It’s very difficult for young people to keep going during the exam period. It’s like running a race: you have to pace yourself so that you don’t run out of steam when it comes to examination time.” Malcolm Trode ASCL

Advice from the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL):

Parents please take a note of these points and place on your fridges or in your child’s room or study area. As Tesco slogan nicely put it “EVERY LITTLE HELPS”

  1. If you have not done so already, make sure you prepare an exam revision timetable. Plan short spells of revision, about 30 minutes to an hour at a time, as this is the most effective way to learn. Your concentration lapses after about an hour and you need to take a short break of about 10 minutes.
  2. Find somewhere quiet to revise – your bedroom, school, your gran’s house – and refuse to be interrupted and distracted.
  3. Don’t revise in front of the television, or while listening to the radio. Sit at a proper table or desk if you can. Bed isn’t a great place to revise as snoozing is far too tempting.
  4. Do mix up how you approach revision by trying different techniques.
  5. Make your own learning mind maps – either on paper or use something like iMindMap or Popplet apps.
  6. Make flash cards. Write the facts on one side and some questions on the other and then test yourself. Try apps like Flashcards+
  7. Make your own revision notes, either on paper or using one of the many notes apps.


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