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Revision and Exam Skills

Revision is very important if you want to do well in your exams. It is unlikely that you can remember everything you have been taught on your course at the first time of asking, therefore revision will reinforce this knowledge.

A process you could use to help you prepare for exams could be the Cycle of Revision:

UNDERSTAND – MEMORISE – TEST – REFLECT

UNDERSTAND – Check you understand the subjects/topics you need to revise and seek advice if you are unsure about anything.

MEMORISE – Use a variety of methods to help you revise and remember the information you will need to recall in the exam. Think about using a variety of methods to help you such as post-its, mind maps and flash cards.

TEST – Test your knowledge regularly during your revision process to highlight to you what you do know and more importantly what further revision you need to do

REFLECT – Reflect regularly on how you are progressing and use results from your tests to adjust your revision plan to make sure you give time to those areas you need to focus on.