revising the night before an exam?Watch
I always use the night before to make an A4 sheet (folded into a little booklet) of all of the points for the exams that I find the hardest but making sure it is brief and concise. Then once I know these, I always feel really assured for the actual exam.
But the night before is definitely a no no for learning new content. Trying to do that stresses you out even more.
I did it for a few 2 of my exams at A level, I wouldn't recommend it, I didn't fail, but I could have done much better if I revised more, I think starting 3 weeks before the exam is good enough.
For my 2nd year uni exams I was still revising in the morning before a 9am exam.
Obviously only revising the night before isn't the best plan but you need to find what works for you. I'm definitely a crammer and it is stressful but has served me ok so far.