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How to plan your revision effectively

Planning your revision is important because it helps you to manage your time effectively, stay organised, reduce stress, improve retention, and boost your confidence.

Here are some steps to help you plan your revision effectively:

1. Identify the exam

Be clear about the exam you are preparing for, the date, and the format.

2. Identify the topics

List all the topics that you need to revise for the exam. This may involve reviewing the syllabus or past papers.

3. Prioritise topics

Prioritise the topics based on their weightage, importance, and your level of understanding. This will help you to allocate your time and effort efficiently.

4. Create a timetable

Once you have identified the topics and prioritised them, create a revision timetable. Break down your revision into manageable chunks, and allocate sufficient time for each topic.

5. Allocate study hours

Allocate specific hours of the day for study, and stick to the timetable. Make sure you take breaks and allocate time for other activities as well, like exercise or relaxation.

6. Review and update the plan

Review your plan regularly and update it if necessary. This will help you to ensure that you are on track and can make adjustments if you fall behind.

7. Use revision aids

Use revision aids like flashcards, mind maps, and notes to help you revise efficiently. These aids will help you to consolidate your understanding and recall information quickly.

8. Practise past papers

Practise past papers to get a sense of the exam format and types of questions that may be asked. This will help you to identify areas where you need to focus your revision.

Remember, everyone has their own style of revision, so experiment with different techniques and find what works best for you.

If you need additional help with your revision, contact Prepped on 01284 658777 or email


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