The exam period may seem far away, but it’s never a bad idea to get a head start on your revision. If you’re away from campus, here are our top studying tips.
1. Set up a quiet space for revision and make the most of your local library
Start by setting up a dedicated space to work in. Rather than sprawling your notes out across your bed, try to find somewhere with a proper desk where you can keep stationery, books and other materials all in one place. Choose somewhere quiet where you won’t be disturbed or distracted. If studying at home isn’t working for you, find out about access to your local library.
2. Know where to go for off-campus study support
Need help accessing an online journal or reserving a book for when you return? MMU Library has a chat service that’s available Monday-Friday between 10:00 and 15:00. Not sure how to get started? The University’s study skills unit ‘Skills Online’ is a great place to go for help with time management, referencing and revision tips.
3. Make technology a help rather than a hindrance
Getting distracted by Netflix binges, Facebook stalking and new Snapchat filters? There are loads of free apps that can keep you on track with revision, from Pomodoro timers to help you stay focused to meditation aids that can help you concentrate and unwind.
4. Take regular breaks and treat yourself
Although the Easter break can be a busy time, it’s also really important that you remember to set realistic goals, take regular breaks and get plenty of rest before the exam period begins. Whether it’s going for a walk, meeting a friend or listening to your favourite music, make sure you spend some time doing things that you enjoy.