New Year revision!!

Unfortunately, for those taking exams in the New Year, that also means revision. Studying might not seem like a recipe for festive fun, but fear not. You need this time off to be with your family, catch up with friends and just indulge in some home comforts. The whole point of doing revision over the holidays is to make things easier in January. If you’re organized and get started early, you can still have a great holiday and be prepared for your exams. Stick to these relaxation and revision tips and you’ll go back in the New Year feeling relaxed, revitalized and well prepared. So build your revision around the things you really want to do. Some pointers:

New Year Rivision

  • Get the most important events and parties in your diary. Once you have your key social events on paper, plot in your revision.

  • Avoid the temptation to commit to long hour revision marathons.

  • Focusing on your work for that long is a Herculean task, and if you fall short then you’re going to feel like you’ve wasted your day.

  • Think about any topics or other assignments or journals that need to be completed for a specific deadline.

  • Get those out the way first so that you can focus entirely on your revision.

  • Create a space at home that will be your study area for the holidays. This should be a clear, quiet place where you won’t be disturbed while you’re working.

  • If there’s no option but to study in a busy room, make sure your family know your revision timetable and will avoid disturbing you during study hours.

  • Put a printed copy of your timetable on the wall so that everyone knows.

  • Set aside some time either early morning or late at night to study when the other members of the family are asleep so there are less distractions.

  • If you have a spare bedroom, converting it into your temporary study would be ideal.

If your family is having a great time while you’re studying, don’t be a victim! Ditch the revision for a while and use the flexibility of your study planner to catch up your hours later. If you stick to your plan the majority of the time, you’ll be absolutely fine. Yes, you’re going to have to do some work, but don’t make yourself feel guilty for having a good time and don’t try to force yourself to study for 10 hours a day. Overdoing it is a quick way to make you stressed. Instead, look after your well-being and reap the benefits. Make sure you mix your revision with plenty of time spent enjoying yourself. Refresh yourself and rejuvenate the mind.

Good luck and Happy New Year!

Swati Salunkhe