Struggling to focus and need some help revising for your upcoming exams? We have you covered! Check out our top tips here...
Eating a healthy, balanced diet will leave you feeling more energetic and focused. It can be easy to end up surviving on energy drinks and junk food when you’re revising but junk food leads to dips and spikes in blood sugar and too much caffeine can make you anxious which will affect your concentration. It’s best to drink plenty of water and eat balanced foods to get the best from your revision time.
Get outside and move about.
Exercise gets the blood flowing and gives you the chance to take a break from studying. Popping to the gym, playing team sports with friends or even going for a nice walk means more oxygen will reach the brain and help you function better.
Put your feet up and take breaks.
If you start to lose focus, take a break, and do something else. It's better to do five one-hour stints with breaks than to revise for hours on end. Taking breaks during revision gives the brain a higher chance of remembering what you’ve been studying.
Get some shut eye.
Sleep is especially important the night before an exam, but applies to the entire revision period. Getting to sleep at a reasonable time means you'll wake up earlier and be able to fit in more revision during the daytime. Sometimes revising later is unavoidable, but try to keep late nights to a minimum. Always aim for at least 8 hours sleep.
Set mini goals and use flash cards.
Flashcards can be used to test your knowledge, not just to make small notes. Use them by having a question or key term on one side and the answer or definition on the other then test yourself using the cards.