We all have times where we need to sit down and do some revision. Whether that is for a test at school, learning to drive, advancing in our career or even for a hobby.

But sometimes we let ourselves down at the first hurdle by not making our revision notes interesting to read and therefore they are less likely to be easily remembered.

Improve your revision

Coloured Pens

When doing revision some people find that it can help to write notes down as the physical act of writing helps the words helps them to stick in your mind. When doing this, try to use different coloured pens for each topic.

This way you can associate a colour with a certain thing you want to remember. It also means you can easily find a certain point at any given time.

Staedtler 318 Lumocolor Permanent Pen Fine 0.6mm Line Wallet Assorted Colours Ref 318WP8
Staedtler 318 Lumocolor Permanent Pen Fine 0.6mm Line Wallet Assorted Colours Ref 318WP8
Snopake Eligo Desk Organiser Expanding Polypropylene 13-Part Landscape Black Ref 15174
Snopake Eligo Desk Organiser Expanding Polypropylene 13-Part Landscape Black Ref 15174

Revision Notes Organiser

Talking of finding notes easily, once you’ve written all your notes down the last thing you want is to lose them all or have the dog eat them. Keep your revision notes organised and easy to find in a simple desk organiser.

You can use the index tabs to keep subjects separate and even carry it with you if you want to take it with you to school or work.

Flashcards

This is a classic revision strategy, and it’s a classic for a reason. It has been to referred to as a form of “metacognition” by scientists, as this method of grading your own work quickly deeps the memory.

In continuation of using colours to code your notes, you can colour code your flashcards too with a different coloured card for different subjects or themes.

5 Star Office Coloured Card Tinted 160gsm A4 Deep Orange [Pack 250]
5 Star Office Coloured Card Tinted 160gsm A4 Deep Orange [Pack 250]
Post-it Index Small Portable Pack W12.5xH43mm Bright Colours Ref 683-5Cb
Post-it Index Small Portable Pack W12.5xH43mm Bright Colours Ref 683-5Cb

Index Flags

If writing notes for revision isn’t your style, that’s fine too. Not everyone learns the same way. Some people prefer to read and re-read journals and books.

So for all those who prefer to read and not write keep a note of important sections in a book or piece of writing using sticky index flags, and never lose an important bit of information again.

Don’t forget to take a break

Sometimes we all get caught spending hours staring at a book or computer screen wishing for the information to go in. But after a prolonged amount of time revising you will actually stop retaining the information you’re trying to remember.

If you feel your mind wandering or stop concentrating, take a step back, make a brew and have a biscuit. You’ll feel much more relaxed and ready to be a revision pro in no time!

Nestle Mini Breaks Assorted 4 Varieties Ref 12369978
Nestle Mini Breaks Assorted 4 Varieties Ref 12369978
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