Top Tips When Preparing for Your Exams

Throughout your life you will undergo a wide range of different exams, increasing in difficulty as you progress through your education. While the most common way to revise for exams was traditionally reading your textbooks and making notes, the advent of the internet and advances in technology has meant that there are now more ways than ever to revise. 

There is much more to preparing for your exams than just revising, however. The following are some of our top tips, which if followed, will help make sure you are fully prepared for your next exam.

Drink lots of water
This should be something you are doing all the time anyway, but is especially important when you’re revising. Make sure you are drinking lots of water to keep yourself hydrated and try to avoid sugary, fizzy drinks.

Get plenty of sleep 
When you’re preparing for a big exam, it can be tempting to try and stay up all night revising, having as little sleep as possible. While this might seem like a good idea, giving you more time to revise, it will cause much more harm than good. If you don’t get enough sleep you’ll be tired and unable to focus, both during your revision period and even during your exam!

Eat a healthy diet
Your diet will have a big effect on how focussed and alert you feel while revising, so it is important to get it right. Start each day with a good breakfast, and try to get lots of fruits, vegetables and carbs into your diet. Check out this list of some of our favourite brain foods if you need some help!

Do some exercise
Try to fit 15-20 minutes of exercise into your daily routine while preparing for your exams – this could be anything from a quick walk around the block to a short yoga session. Not only will this keep you feeling fit and help you remain focused, it will also give you a well-deserved break from your revision!
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