My fail safe revision guide (mind you it's only fail safe if you follow it 100% :P)
start revising one month beforehand (or no less than 3 weeks). This gives you more than enough time to go over everything at least once and pick up on any weak areas.
make a list of all the different topic areas, ticking them off as you go. (Try give yourself a free week before the exam, JUST for revising, not learning anything last minute!)
Go over everything. Don't gloss anything you're bored with or you don't fully understand. After every section do some practice questions to consolidate what you've revised.
Try revising in the morning (between 9 and 12), this is when your brain works best.
Once you've revised everything and done EVERYTHING on the revision plan, start doing past exam papers. You don't necessarily need to write them out in full (esp. if its an arts subject), just bullet point how you would answer the questions and see what kind of questions tend to pop up.
You will know when you've done enough. Don't get too nervous either and make sure you give yourself time to relax; I always watch a film the night before my exam (by then it's too late to be learning stuff, you should know it all by then)
Last edited by Frey; 05-05-2012 at 11:15.