Exam Stress and Revision

How to cope with Exam Stress/Exam Revision in four easy steps :

  1. take regular breaks from revising and do some exercise
  2. go to bed at a reasonable time and try and get some sleep
  3. try to think positively – even if you don't feel like it, a positive attitude will help you during your revision
  4. take some water into the test with you if you can - keeping hydrated by drinking water will help you concentrate.

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Your well-being is the most important thing before your exams! Don’t revise when you feel sad and depressed make sure you stay active and socialise. When you’re revising you have to be in a positive state of mind because it will make a big difference to how you take in information.

Go for a walk or meet up with your friends, this will get exam revision out of your head. It will clear your mind and it will have a substantial result on how you feel and this will play a huge factor when you do your exams.

Your brain can’t handle lots of information at once. It can only take little chunks . If you revise in small bursts it will ensure that you’re taking in the information. People who revise all of the information in one go is ten times more likely to forget the information .Therefore, it’s very unlikely that they will be able to recall the information in an exam . However, people who come back to the information after having a break, is more likely to retain the information because they’re using a method called spaced repetition which is a method that makes revision more effective because your brain is trying to recall the information. Effective revision is better than revision that includes highlighting or reading because you’re not revising actively.