Revision is really important if you want to do well in your exams - I'm going to show a few of the best techniques that work for me.
Just to say - revision requires concentration - you can't expect it all to work if you don't put any effort in.
Step 1: Place to revise
- It needs to be comfortable, you work best if you are relaxed
- It needs to be free from distractions - NOT while watching TV. If you are using a computer, close any windows that may distract you (eg. Facebook, game site etc.)
- If you want, and are doing a long session, have a drink (preferably water - it will help you focus) and maybe a small snack.
- Personally I don't have any music playing, but some people find that some quiet, relaxing music helps them
Step 2: Revising Method
A timetable that works well for me is:
0:00 to 0:25 - Subject 1
0:25 to 0:35 - Break
0:35 to 1:00 - Subject 2
1:00 to 1:25 - Subject 3
1:25 to 1:35 - Break
1:35 to 2:00 - Subject 4 etc.
The variety of subjects stops you from getting too bored. Although I wouldn't recommend doing this for more than 2 1/2 hours as you lose concentration.