The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting longer. The temperature is gradually dropping day by day, and you’re layering up to battle the cold. Winter Mocks are quickly approaching and you’re realizing that you’re significantly behind on your studies, the only thing you can think to do is to pray for a pass. We have all been there, so here are some effective revision tips for those who procrastinate.

1-    The Pomodoro study method
This method is extremely effective for those who struggle to time out their schedule for the day. It relies on constant cycle of a study session then a short break. This method can be changed to suit individuals however I find that the best way to use it is 25 minutes study and 5 minutes short breaks. However, those with stronger attention spans can extend this to up to 45 minutes of study.

2-    Past Paper questions
As there is little time until the mock, it is best to familiarize yourself with the mark schemes of each if your subjects. You can do this by doing practice questions as this does not only help your answering skills, but when you get a question wrong, you are learning new information. 

3-    “Blurting”
Blurting is a method where you grab a piece of paper, and you write as much of a topic that you remember on that piece of paper without checking any study resources. This is a form of active recall as it forces you to “actively recall” the information you have learnt all back onto one paper. After you have writing down everything you can remember, you should then go in with a different coloured pen and write down anything that you missed (with the help of revision resources).

Good-luck on your revision!