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    Hello all
    I wanted to help students like me who have exams in january and are panicking so i thought i would post some tips to help everyone to get top marks in their tests

    Tip 1:
    Don't burn yourself out. When revising only revise for 18 minutes at a time (natural attention span of the brain) and then take a break for 4 minutes. After every 18 minute session repeat the key facts you have learnt. After a couple of sessions take a longer break, do something you enjoy.

    Tip 2:
    Make notes of important things you need to remember. Make memory trees, write down a sentance summarising one part of one chapter. Have a card or sheet of paper summarising each section for each chapter so for a 10 chapter unit you would have 10 sheets full of summary sentances. Then take another sheet and summarise each chapter in one sentance. This will help you move the information from your short term to your long term memory. Also making mind maps is a great way of using different parts of your brain to learn, helping memory retention.

    Tip 3:
    Use more than one sense when revising. The brain remembers facts better when it has more than one sense for example when trying to learn the french word for fish, poisson, imagine a small goldfish swimming around in a bowl. Whenever you think fish you will think of that small fish and instantly remember the word poisson. Try to use more than one sense when revising, try recording yourself reading your notes and listen to them in bed.

    Tip 4:
    Visualise your success. Visualisation is a great way of helping you to succeed. It is probably the most vital of the tips in this post. Visualise yourself as smart as possible. Imagine how you look and feel. Imagine how bright you are. Then step imagine stepping into that image of yourself and looking and feeling like that version of you. Imagine yourself as a genius. This way you will program your subconscious into helping you to fulfill your potential. Hypnotherapy is a sublime way of helping you to become the intelligent and bright person you've always dreamed to be so i suggest you look it up and learn some techniques.

    Hope i have helped and good luck with your exams
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    What exams have you got boss?
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      Don't you find yourself thinking so much about these tips that you forget to properly revise? Just cram it in the last couple of days.
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      (Original post by FXX)
      Don't you find yourself thinking so much about these tips that you forget to properly revise? Just cram it in the last couple of days.
      Perhaps your right, maybe its too late to be giving these tips, the visualisation one is probably the most appropriate though, trust me it works
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      Problem with this 18 minutes thing is, when you have 9 exams in January alone, you find when you go in for that break you wont come back for another 1-2hours at least It sucks, i know i should start real revision but i just cant bring myself to do it aaah, man i really want to go to uni but this massive hurdle is horrible, and sometime is feel i wont get AAB in reality why should i bother, but sometimes im thinking AAB could be achieved quite easily, gaaah my minds a mess lol
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      Working for 18 minutes and then having a 4 minute break every time? Pull the other one.
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      Thanks, think i'll stick to tip 4, seems the easiest.
     
     
     
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