– 11 September, 2020
– 11 September, 2020
6 ways you can use your free time to revise difficult topics
– 11 September, 2020
To keep yourself on track by utilizing free time, it can be difficult to master spending multiple hours on revision. Here some handy revision tips to win this revision battle to get through this tricky time.
The COVID-19 lockdown has affected the education system to a great extent. For students, this has meant indefinite holidays and extended time off from school and coaching classes. Preparations for exams has hit an unforeseen roadblock. The silver lining in this situation is that the lockdown has started towards the end of the academic calendar, meaning most topics have been covered by teachers in classrooms. This leaves the students with a need to revise and practice the topics learned over the year, necessary to keep their mind sharp with some revision techniques and increase the grasp over topics so that they can do well in the impending examinations.
On the bright side, the lockdown has awarded students free time which should be effectively used for revision. In this article, we share simple revision tips to help students use their abundant free time to revise difficult topics.
Plan your Study
Decide on a schedule and place for your study. Avoiding distractions during study hours is of utmost importance.
Spend some time creating a comprehensive revision planner to make a list of topics to study and in which order. Start with easier topics to increase your confidence and then move on to the difficult ones.
Prioritise topics and decide how much time to spend on which topic.
Track your progress and maintain a positive attitude. Give yourself a pat on the shoulder every time you solve a difficult problem.
Stick to your routine to follow the revision tips. Once you get used to your routine, the effort will decrease and studies will become an enjoyable habit.
Discuss with your friends or get help from online resources available from experts for a clear understanding of conceptual topics.
Be strict about managing your revision time table in order to effectively utilise your study time. Take planned breaks during study hours.
Study topics in bursts but make sure you don’t lose context of the topics you are studying during the breaks. Spending too much time studying at a stretch will decrease your retention capabilities and taking short breaks always helps.
Creating weekly deadlines is a good revision strategy to stay on your toes and avoid procrastination. Ramp up your pace if you see you are falling back on your weekly target.
The best way to revise is to apply the critical information and concepts into practice to get a better understanding of the topic and it will help you to memorise important facts.
Spend an hour every day solving quizzes and assignments about the topics you have studied. This will increase your confidence and reinforce your knowledge, preparing you well for your exams.
Every weekend, solving comprehensive question papers and tracking your improvement and weaknesses is a useful revision technique.
Write well organised notes when you study that will give you enough time to revise. Arrange these notes well in an indexed file or notebook so that you can easily go back to them whenever required, even during last minute revision.
Create TO-DO lists with achievable goals and spend a few minutes at the end of the day reviewing your goals. Break down bigger topics into smaller, ordered sections to allot time accordingly.
Eat light and healthy, avoid overeating junk food because that will make you lethargic. Have a nice energetic breakfast and drink lots of water throughout the day.
Get a good night’s sleep. Rest is essential to avoid stress and fatigue and increase your concentration.
Whatever revision strategies you made for last-minute revision, put into practice and stick to it. Be completely prepared for your upcoming exam by utilising free time on difficult topics. Our MSVgo app has 6,000+ conceptual videos of different topics for crystal clear understanding. Download MSVgo and try it out today!