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With exams round the corner, it's time to get serious about revising....

Whilst you already probably know some of the most common ways to help your revision, did you know that dark chocolate promotes the dopamine production, making it easier to focus? Have you ever thought about scrap booking rather than using the same old revision cards?

We've put together our comprehensive guide to passing your exams, whether at GCSE, A-Level or university, including tackling motivation, tactics, rewards, as well as some tips for the future!

http://advice.milkround.com/exam-revision-guide

Check out the guide here...best of luck with your exams!
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With exams round the corner, it's time to get serious about revising....

Whilst you already probably know some of the most common ways to help your revision, did you know that dark chocolate promotes the dopamine production, making it easier to focus? Have you ever thought about scrap booking rather than using the same old revision cards?

We've put together our comprehensive guide to passing your exams, whether at GCSE, A-Level or university, including tackling motivation, tactics, rewards, as well as some tips for the future!

http://advice.milkround.com/exam-revision-guide

Check out the guide here...best of luck with your exams!
I wish I liked dark chocolate, milk chocolate doesn't produce dopamine does it ?
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I wish I liked dark chocolate, milk chocolate doesn't produce dopamine does it ?
It does - but not as much as dark choccie. Fun fact - both smelling and thinking about chocolate promotes the release of dopamine in the brain (again, not as much as eating it though!)
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Everyone getting on ok with their revision? We recently pulled together a list of weird and wacky revision tips that just might work....

Revision in the shower:One student swore by using post-it notes stuck to the outside of the shower. Why waste any downtime? And if you’re studying Chemistry a periodic table shower curtain is well worth investing in.

Singing or rapping revision: Some students find that singing or rapping their revision notes helps drill in those factoids that need committing to memory. Associating your notes or lyrics with your favourite tunes helps the brain associate better with those notes.

Distractions: Easily distracted by the web? We’ve all been guilty of spending too much time on sites like Facebook. Try an app like Leachblock, Cold Turkey or Self Control for Mac to temporarily keep you away from those pesky social media sites that constantly entice you to go down the rabbit hole.

Audio recording:A good technique to recall your notes is to read them out and record them using a digital recorder or your smartphone. Listening back to them will help you absorb the info and keep your memory sharp.Is time running out until your exams? Some students swear by listening to lectures or audio notes at double speed! You can import audio files to a free programme like Audacity or there are various apps available that will do this. Tune in and rip through that content like ‘Speedy Gonzales.’

Socialising:If you enjoy socialising, you’ll be glad to hear that having a gossip with good friends has a positive effect on memory. Research carried out at Harvey University showed that relationships stimulated the brain and promoted a healthy memory.

Have a laugh: You can boost those happy endorphin hormones by having a good laugh. Laughing regularly during revision is a good way to boost your memory, attention span and motivation.So when you’re due a break tune in to your favourite comedy…just don’t forget to get back to work.

Plant treats in your revision books: We came across students who taped sweets or gummy bears to certain pages of their revision books, incentivising them to work through to that section. Nom, nom!

Hair pegs:So you have to pull an all-nighter? We came across this extreme measure used by female students in China. They were recently reported to have clipped their long hair to clothes pegs that hung above them, yanking them awake if they dropped off to sleep! Probably wouldn't recommend this one though...

Anyone else got any 'out there' revision habits or tips? Let us know!

Chantelle & The Milkround team
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Hi all!

Everyone getting on ok with their revision? We recently pulled together a list of weird and wacky revision tips that just might work....

Revision in the shower:One student swore by using post-it notes stuck to the outside of the shower. Why waste any downtime? And if you’re studying Chemistry a periodic table shower curtain is well worth investing in.

Singing or rapping revision: Some students find that singing or rapping their revision notes helps drill in those factoids that need committing to memory. Associating your notes or lyrics with your favourite tunes helps the brain associate better with those notes.

Distractions: Easily distracted by the web? We’ve all been guilty of spending too much time on sites like Facebook. Try an app like Leachblock, Cold Turkey or Self Control for Mac to temporarily keep you away from those pesky social media sites that constantly entice you to go down the rabbit hole.

Audio recording:A good technique to recall your notes is to read them out and record them using a digital recorder or your smartphone. Listening back to them will help you absorb the info and keep your memory sharp.Is time running out until your exams? Some students swear by listening to lectures or audio notes at double speed! You can import audio files to a free programme like Audacity or there are various apps available that will do this. Tune in and rip through that content like ‘Speedy Gonzales.’

Socialising:If you enjoy socialising, you’ll be glad to hear that having a gossip with good friends has a positive effect on memory. Research carried out at Harvey University showed that relationships stimulated the brain and promoted a healthy memory.

Have a laugh: You can boost those happy endorphin hormones by having a good laugh. Laughing regularly during revision is a good way to boost your memory, attention span and motivation.So when you’re due a break tune in to your favourite comedy…just don’t forget to get back to work.

Plant treats in your revision books: We came across students who taped sweets or gummy bears to certain pages of their revision books, incentivising them to work through to that section. Nom, nom!

Hair pegs:So you have to pull an all-nighter? We came across this extreme measure used by female students in China. They were recently reported to have clipped their long hair to clothes pegs that hung above them, yanking them awake if they dropped off to sleep! Probably wouldn't recommend this one though...

Anyone else got any 'out there' revision habits or tips? Let us know!

Chantelle & The Milkround team
I like to stick some post it notes, on my fridge or on some of my food produce. So whenever I get hungry I get some taste of pure knowledge . Can apply to wardrobes or drawers.
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