Is your child reluctant to revise for their exams?
Whether your child is seriously keen to get on with their revision or they need a bit of coaxing, these 16 tips will stand them in good stead for a productive study period.
16 Top Tips
- Revision timetable – Colour code, highlight and tick off what has been achieved. Timetable in treats and breaks.
- Space – Consider which area of the house will be best. Somewhere quiet with natural light and no distractions!
- Materials – Check your child has all the necessary stationery and highlighters etc.
- Varied revision methods – Use whatever works for them; post its, video clips, mind maps or other ideas.
- Take a break – Plenty of sleep, exercise and breaks are also needed.
- Bite-size chunks – It’s easy to overestimate what can be achieved, especially with a limited concentration span. Use a timer to know when to have a break. Try the Pomodoro technique?
- Additional needs – Does your child have anything in place that will help them e.g. reading pens or sensory breaks?
- Stress and worry – Look out for signs; help your child re-plan their time to include relaxation techniques.
- Apps and online help – Mix it up with engaging interactive activities, without too much screen time!
- Be on hand – Be available where possible and interested in their revision. Don’t be too overbearing though!
- Food – Keep those treats close by, including healthy brain food!
- Check the syllabus – Ensure they haven’t missed out on anything crucial.
- Ask for help – If there are any concepts that are confusing, contact school to get extra guidance.
- Study friends – Revising with a friend can make it more fun. As long as that is what they are doing!
- Build confidence – Keep encouraging and motivating. Remind them that they are awesome and whatever the outcome, they will still be awesome.
- Focus – finally, turn off background music and notifications, whatever your child says. It does not help!
I hope that these ideas helps your child with their revision. Best wishes to everyone with their exams!
- Recently published, The Revision Revolution is also packed with ideas for revision and study skills.
- There are also lots of resources available to download.