Before the Exam
Focus on one exam at a time. Prioritise which subject / topics to revise first, ensure you are covering them all at different times.
Know how you best study. Do you study best in a quiet place? With soothing music? Can you remember points better by writing them down?
Collect all your notes together. Check that you have all the required handouts and notes. Organise the information you have collected and determine how to best remember the points you need to.
Set up a study group with like-minded people. Even if you think you understand it all, listening to other people's questions and explaining points to them helps cement the information in your mind too. Study groups are very valuable - if people all stay on task!
Get a good night's sleep. Your brain requires a minimum 6 hours to function properly try to get your full 8 hours sleep before your exam.
Drink plenty of water. Staying hydrated keeps you feeling better and more alert.
Practice Past Papers. This will help you know how the exam will be structured and what to expect. Break down the exam according to time slots and how much each question is worth. How much time will you allocate to each section?
During the Exam
Keep your cool. Be calm and confident.
Use your reading time. Read the questions very carefully and then scan the entire paper again. Think about where you will start and how much time you will allocate to each section.
Break the question down. What are the key parts? What are you being asked to do? Underline key words.
Extamtime.com Revision Tips (very good)
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