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Does Revision have to be Non-Stop?

The dreaded exam season is creeping up, and as always there’s much debate about how to make the most out of your time to revise. Whether you’re revising 100% 24/7, or you’re more of a here-and-there learner, there are pros and cons to both methods…


Exams are looming so every second of the day must be dedicated to revision. Right?

For most people the answer to that question is no. Although it’s important to go through everything you intend to recap, not everyone can hold their attention span for hours on end! It’s ok to revise over a long-period of time, but be sure you’re not set to peak too soon and lose motivation when it really matters!

Planning ahead a revision schedule can help ensure you get everything covered, as well as giving yourself plenty of time to relax and take breaks. Catching up with friends and the odd bit of exercise will also help de-stress and get you ready for a productive revision session!


Revision not your favourite past-time? You’re not alone, but that doesn’t mean you’re set for failure.

Lack of revision isn’t going to benefit anyone, and could lead to stressful cramming at the last minute! Although your friends may say they’ve done “no revision”, that’s not to say they’re telling the truth – and the way one person revises may not be the best method for you.


  1. Start early
  2. Plan ahead
  3. Take breaks
  4. Test yourself


… And if at any point you feel yourself glazing over, it’d probably do you more good to have a break than to over-do it.

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