The number one rule here is to start early. It doesn’t have to be a lot of work, just enough to prevent you having to do last minute cramming which is rarely successful and even then, the information is usually forgotten within a few days. Here are some tips on how best to revise for exams:

Use your learning style

Not everyone uses the same methods to revise and there are a whole host of ways in which the same information can be learned and retained.

Visual learners– Use mind maps, highlight important parts, use diagrams to help show information. Auditory learners– Read your notes out load, record yourself reading the notes and then listen to the recording afterwards, revise with other students.

Learners who are readers/writers– copy out your notes, read them silently, re-write important points from memory Active learners– move around the room, mentally…

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