Studying and Exams

Some handy ideas to help with studying and the run up to exams.

Yes, we know.  It’s not much fun for any of us, but at some point we’ve all got to get down to a bit of studying for exams. 

But don’t panic! Here are a few things for you to think about that might make it a bit easier. Heads down…

Some things you might try:

  • Think about what time of day you work best.
  • Make a revision timetable with time for each subject. Put the timetable somewhere you can see it!
  • Set yourself targets.  Break study time down to 50 minutes and have a 10 minute break every hour.
  • Use colour coding – different coloured folders for different subjects.  Use highlighters to remember important things.
  • If there is something that you know will distract you, do something about it.  If this means putting your phone or ipad in another room, do it! You can reward yourself with them later.
  • Think positively.  Say ‘I am going to get this done!’ as you sit down, rather than groaning ‘Oh no! I can’t do this!’
  • If you get stuck, ask for help.  Maybe you could ask a couple of friends over for an hour or two to study together.
  • Make sure you get enough sleep, eat well and do some physical exercise every day.

Above all – don’t be too hard on yourself!  Studying for exams is hard work, especially if you have dyslexia.  As long as you try your best, no-one can ask for anything more.


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