Make mind maps
After doing your reading and revising the content, mind maps are a great way of creating an overview of the material you’ve covered for each topic.
When I studied for my Literature A-Level, I made mind-maps for each character/theme and included quotes and elaboration in each of the branches. It helped condense my revision into one place and made going through everything the night before the exam much easier!
Make a revision plan or to-do list
Detailed timetables don’t necessarily work for everyone. If they’re not your cup of tea, making little to-do lists or checklists for each revision day is still a good way of organising and structuring your revision.
These lists also give you the satisfaction and sense of accomplishment when you manage to tick off or cross out things that you’ve done by the end of the day. They are also not as strict as detailed study timetables.
Music while studying
If you like having music playing while you study but find yourself easily distracted, I recommend listening to instrumental tracks as opposed to songs with lyrics in them while you’re doing intense revision or reading.
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