Get your desk in order! It really
helps when you have one particular place to study, a clear
desk, and all your books and notes near you, divided into subjects.
Make things as comfortable as you can. Have pens and pencils
at hand. Supply yourself with lots of blank pages for making
Make a study plan. This will help you focus on what you have to do each day.
In your study plan, write a list of all your subjects, and
give equal time to each. Fill in the times to be spent on each
subject between now and the exam. At the end of each day, tick
off what you have achieved, and have a look at what you will
do the following day.
As you revise, highlight important
points in your textbook, and take notes. There is no need to
write lengthy notes. Use bullet points, spider diagrams, sketch
maps, key word summaries, anything that will help you remember
You can test yourself the following
morning by glancing through these notes and then writing
from memory a few points on the main topics. Every time you
do this, you get better at remembering the material and your
notes get shorter, so revision gets faster.