The Student Room Group

So Many Distractions!

Revising can be difficult, so don’t make it harder for yourself by adding in distractions! Let’s talk about how you can improve your revision by eliminating different distractions.


1. Your phone

Once you’ve read through this very helpful thread, get your phone put away and I can guarantee you’ll feel an instant boost in your productivity. Put your phone in a different room, give it to someone else to look after, or try airplane mode while you’re working to keep your revision space scroll free!


2. Friends and Family

We love them to bits, but they’re not the ones who will pass these exams for you.

I know it’s not always easy to fit revision into family life. If you’re struggling to find the time, the space, and the quiet, start by talking to your family about what they can do to help you out. Maybe you could try fitting some family time or chores into your revision timetable so you can get a nice balance between work and life at home.

And although revising with friends might sound productive, one page into your textbooks and you’ll surely be chatting together. So why not work together and make some plans together for after your exams. This might help you look forward to your summer and to help keep you and your friends motivated during exam season.


3. Procrastination

Perhaps the biggest distraction of all doing absolutely anything besides revision. Tackling procrastination isn’t an easy fix, but keeping your revision sessions short and focused could help. Why not try the Pomodoro technique short bursts of revision for about 20-30 minutes, with planned breaks could help you to tick topics off your revision list, while avoiding hours of procrastination.

It’s almost time for your exams, so really try and invest some time into yourself and your work your phone will still be there when your exams are over!

For more revision tips and exam advice, head over to:

Good luck!
Emily :smile:
Student Rep at BCU

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