Revising for Exams
Mary Gould gives her tips for success.
The way to do well at History is to know which study techniques work best for you as an individual. Nevertheless here are some sensible guidelines that are worth following.
1. Start early
Apply good study skills from the beginning of your course, rather than seek magical solutions a few weeks before the exam. Ideally you should read every evening through the notes you made that day, improving them and making sure they are useful. Then, every few months, go through all your notes – this will make your final revision much easier. In this way, essential information will be committed to your long-term memory and will be readily recalled, even under stressful exam conditions. You will also avoid last-minute cramming, which is seldom useful.