Hi guys! I just got back from Spain for the Pull&Bear event so I'm just sorting all my photos and footage. Haha I have some funny stories! I'll also pick up the 30 Day Challenge again as it's nearing the end, which means I'm nearing my final exams, eeek! I've been at uni for four years now so I made a revision tips video that might help you if you are in the middle of revision too! I watched FleurDeForce's revision video last year and it really helped, and I just found this great video by SuperBeautyNerd which has a good tip on highlighting things you don't quite fully know in different colours; I always seem to skip past things I don't understand!
Here are the tips I mentioned if you don't want to watch the video below:
1. Watch other revision tips videos!
2. Get a separate revision notepad and lots of colourful felt tips.
3. Sort all your notes and papers into sections/topics/modules.
4. If you find it hard to revise at home, get to the library! Take a friend if you don't want to go alone.
5. Get all your distractions (Facebook/Twitter/Blogs/YT/Tumblr) out the way early in the day!
6. Don't depress yourself! Revise when you know it's the best thing to do.
7. Make a list of all the little steps you need to take for each subject and chop and change- remember to tick each thing off!
8. Do the recommended reading and beyond.
9. Find out the exam style and how to get the best marks- new journals? historical knowledge? original ideas?
10. Get a dictaphone.
11. Get good food for brain power! Have treats too to keep motivation up.
12. Get enough sleep- not too much, not too little.
13. Condense all your notes into readable chunks.
14. Make yourself questions on flipcards so you are actually learning what you are revising.
15. Do the practice exam questions and ask if you can show them to your teacher/lecturer.
16. Answer the question, don't just write everything your lecturer has taught you. Be critical.
17. Do your research and back up points- don't assume anything.
18. JUST DO IT! Do that little bit that you know you will have to do eventually, and then worry about the rest after that's completed. Just keep repeating this step!
... Also I forgot one point! As it can be a bit dull to revise in silence, I listen to really old albums from the 2000s. Especially when it's one you listened to over and over way back when, the songs are easy to listen too but not too distracting. I've been listening to the Sugababes' greatest hits and Christina Aguilera's 'Stripped' album. Pure classics! Good luck everyone! If you have any top tips, please share them xx