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Revision Mindset

Hello everyone! With exams just around the corner, I'd really like to know what gets you in the right mindset for revision? Does anyone have any top tips to share?
Hey everyone 😀

In my case, motivation weakens because I am unsure where to begin, how to start, what tasks to tackle, and how much time they will consume. Therefore, when I want to get in the right mindset, I always kick off my exam preparation by crafting a schedule that keeps me on course and accommodates long enough breaks and unexpected delays, avoiding overwhelming discouragement from overestimating my capabilities. I start by immersing myself in familiarising with the exam content. Once I have pinpointed the topics to cover, I organise them into manageable chunks, allocating weeks or days based on the exam's scope and my available time.

Creating a feasible schedule has been pivotal in getting myself in the right revision mindset, significantly reducing stress associated with the fear of failure and not meeting deadlines.

I hope it was helpful 💪 Feel free to reach out if you have any questions 😉 You can also chat with me or other students directly through The Ambassador Platform.

Take care,

Psychology student
De Montfort University

I am a final year medical student, When exams are around the corner I like to do the following:


I create a massive to do list: in the the to do list I split the paper into 4 quadrants: urgent and important, important but not urgent, urgent but not important, not important and not urgent.


E-Calendar: where I will timetable my study sessions, my exam dates, and I would actually calendar in days off to study/ relax


Study snacks: I would buy my study snacks so I can get excited and plan the days.


Allocate study friends: friends that will keep you on track or will hold you accountable if you're not studying.

Finally, ensure you have some rest days and give it your all !

Best of luck,
Haya - MBBS V
I really love the idea of having study friends to help to stay on track... I supposed you'd just have to make sure they're friends with the same mindset?

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