How do I get exam fit?

Create a “to do” list, splitting tasks into those that need immediate attention and those that are more mundane.

How you revise is highly individual, so work out your study strengths and weaknesses, which will highlight the problems that stop you learning efficiently.

Be realistic with your time – to prevent yourself feeling overwhelmed write down your major concerns and deadlines ahead of time.

It’s better to have full on attention for 20 minutes than an hour’s worth of distraction. Less is more, provided it’s quality time.

Check out what you know by testing yourself. Ask yourself questions and see what you can answer without referring back to your books.

Work in a group. Recent research suggests that one of the most effective ways to learn is to imagine yourself teaching the topic to someone else – working in a group gives you the chance to do this in a real life setting.

Google the Vark guide to learning styles and give the test on its website a try to see how you score. While sticking strictly to a “learning style” may have fallen out of favour with educationists, it is still useful to know roughly which style you most identify with.

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