“Procrastination is the Thief of Time”

I for one do not look forward to the prospect of revision, but it’s “something that has to be done”, and something I haven’t been able to get used to without a little help, whether that be from apps or ancestry. So that’s what I thought I’d try to offer!

Plenty of those of us at AS Level will be having mocks after the Christmas break, and I know some GCSEs will even have to be sat in January for some of you – and I don’t know about you, but even now, I need all the advice I can get to keep on top of things. Top tips for exactly that coming your way!

Perhaps the most problematic of conundrums when it comes to organising your working is… what you need to organise. Sure, we can know what we might like to get done in a day for a subject, but which subject do we do? For how long? And this, ladies and gentleman, is where GetRevising comes in handy. You may have heard about this before, and if you don’t already have it, I’d absolutely recommend attaining it! If you don’t already know, it’s an app (which you can also access online) which tells you how many hours to do, of what, and when to do them. And it’s entirely customisable! You just tell it how many hours you want to get done over the whole year (which it gives suggestions for depending on the qualification), and it makes a revision timetable for you! Bearing in mind, of course, that it doesn’t consider Christmas as a holiday or the need to eat. But you can add any commitments super easily, and factor in the times you wouldn’t mind working.

The rest of my “research” into the topic of revision consisted of stressing myself out watching study vloggers – and something I’d like to add as a result of that is that self-care should come above all else. You can’t revise effectively, work your level best or even just be cheery if you don’t let yourself have a break every now and then. I say this because it’s something I often forget, and yet something that shouldn’t ever escape your memory. Pleasing grades are undoubtedly valuable, but not if the process of getting them has belittled your happiness. What they say about food can certainly be said about revision, too – all in moderation, my friend.

And that concludes my revision post! Seeing as it takes up a fairly significant amount of life at the moment, I’ll probably have more to impart in the coming months. Let me know if there’d be anything you want to hear more about! Cheers,

– L

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