so as you all know, seeing as it's all i ever post about, i have exams really soon! in precisely 3 days, actually! so of course i am doing the most sensible thing possible in a situation like this -- blogging. :D
make sure you have a clean & tidy revision space to work in - and work where you feel is best. for me it's my bedroom floor :D but see what works for you! my advice is to make sure it's somewhere near a window, for some kind of natural light, in a place that's relatively quiet. :)
i like revising with the radio on! i can't listen to music or be watching TV/film or anything when i'm revising, but things like podcasts/radio can be great for background noise (so you don't go insane!).
my favourite bit! revision foooood :D this acts as a great incentive to work! plus it's helpful to pick away at bits & pieces when you're trawling through notes as it prevents you from getting bored, AND (science!!) chewing stimulates your brain so you can work more efficiently, for longer :D
make a colour-coded revision checklist, so you can fill in what you've done, and what you've left to do. i've also got the dates of my exams on mine, which 1) makes sure i don't forget, and 2) means that i know what needs doing first!
buy nice stationary! having pretty things around you makes you feel better about yourself & your work, and nice colour coded things makes sure that you don't get lazy and sloppy - which are bad things to be when revising!
make sure that all your notes for your subjects/modules/whatevers, are clearly divided up. again, mine are colour coded :D make sure they are kept labelled, organised, and stored somewhere SAFE.
reading essays is great! particularly for subjects like english literature or history or whatever, where scholarly interpretations are important to include in exams. plus you can steal lines, heehee! :D
and stick little stars by the lines that are most important :)
and finally, do some practice exam questions! time yourself to ensure that you have a good grip on what you're gonna have to do in the time allocated -- which is always horribly harsh. also, if you're like me and you write crazy fast in exams, make sure that you take time to sloooooowww down, so that your handwriting is actually legible! :D
and there you go! i hope that was of some use to a few of you :)
now, if only i could stick to my own advice... ♥