Top tips for the best grades
Where are the best students talking about how they’re preparing for exams?
Yes, the TSR Grow your Grades blogs. We’ve been glued to the updates and have picked out six key themes that just might help propel you towards those top grades.
The best students have clear aims
Those aims can be for your final grades or for a single 30 minute revision session. The point is that knowing what you want to achieve helps you focus on what’s important for you
The best students focus on their own improvement
There’s no point in comparing yourself with anyone else. You’ll probably never be as good as the top student but that doesn’t matter. What matters is that you believe you can get better at any subject and making sure you revise in ways that help you improve.
How to think positively about your exams
The best students can beat procrastination
Every person who’s ever revised will have come face-to-face with the procrastination monster. It’s just so hard to do things you don’t want to do when there are so many temptations. How can the monster be slayed? A revision plan you can stick to? Cutting out social media? Sheer determination?
Find out how to beat procrastination
The best students vary revision techniques
Different subjects demand different skills and knowledge. Even within the same subject separate papers can require completely different approaches.
That’s why it makes sense to vary the way you revise. And when the exam gets close many students use techniques like flashcards which help them with the final ‘cramming’.
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The best students take breaks from revision
There’s a big danger of ‘burnout’ if you try to revise all the time. That’s why it’s important to keep your normal life going – sport, hobbies, social occasions and so on. You may have to make one or two sacrifices but don’t become a revision hermit.
Plan your revision with breaks
The best students aren’t perfect
No student has ever revised for any period of time without losing focus and motivation at some point. There’s no getting away from the fact that revision is a stressful time. You just need to keep the stress under control so it’s motivating rather than paralysing.