Dissertations submitted, summative essays sent off; it’s May and you have a couple of weeks, at most, to revise for your humanities exams. Arts at university presents an opportunity to flourish, to be given space – gone are the days of formulaic essays to be regurgitated in an exam setting. This presents its own set of challenges – so here are some tried and tested tips to guide you through this period… by Kumail Jaffer Continue reading “Tactical revision: How to prepare for a humanities exam”
By now you’ve probably submitted all of your coursework, you’re about to begin revision for the final string of exams and the end of the year is in sight… Celebrating before you’ve finished exams might sound premature, but taking to time to reflect on your current successes and achievements doesn’t have to take long! Whether you’ve got half a day or half a week before your revision timetable starts, here’s how to celebrate coursework submission… by Ciara Brodie Continue reading “You’re Almost There!”
Revision is something that, if you’re anything like me, you will have to do pretty much all through your student life and maybe after that too! So, it’s important that you get it right. Of course, you will already have a revision technique that suits your own learning style but it’s important that you don’t become trapped by common revision myths. Here are 5 ways you DEFINITELY SHOULD NOT revise this exam season… by Shreeja Roy Continue reading “5 ways NOT to revise”
Studying with friends? You’re having a laugh! Actually, no. Your friends are some of the most valuable resources you have. You all want each other to do well and you may even be on the same course. So here are three ways that your friends might help you to ace that next exam or assignment… by Ciara Brodie
Flash cards are great. They’re quick and easy, perfect for testing your knowledge and helping you memorise information. So here’s the good news – now your smartphone can help you. Here’s how… Continue reading “Obsessed with flash cards? Try this app”
You burst into the exam room late, out of breath, turn over the exam paper “Discuss the importance of dual identity in Shakespeare’s…” what? But you study Economics. And why is everyone pointing and laughing? Why aren’t you wearing trousers? How do you spell your name again? Who started that tiny fire? And why has everybody turned into giant rat clowns?
It’s Term 3 and that means time to break out the revision highlighters! Keep these 4 tips in mind to get the most from your notes… Continue reading “High-lighten the load: making the most of highlighting for revision”
This blog post will help you with practical techniques you and your friends can use to help you stay focused and revise as a group…