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5 Things Revision Teaches Us:

Exam season is upon us and while we want to wish you all the best of luck with whatever exams you will be sitting, we also thought it might be worth noting that there are many a silver lining to the revision cloud…

We’ve put together a little explanation of 5 ways we believe revision helps you develop as a person. We know those hours spent in the library aren’t the most enjoyable, but rest assured, they may be helping in more ways than you think:

1. Organisation
Finally taking the time to rewrite and rearrange all those facts scribbled on the back of worksheets into structured, coherent revision notes is a great way to practice this key life skill. From taking minutes in a work meeting to keeping on top of your taxes, your ability to structure data in a clear and logical way will help you time and time again.

2. Procrastination 
So your Maths needs more work than your French, but Business Studies is next week? Identifying takes priority and allocating your time accordingly will stand you in good stead when it comes to juggling multiple takes in the workplace.

3. Your Learning Style
Do you learn best by listening to a recording of your notes or by drawing colourful diagrams? If you know the learning style that suits you best, you can learn to adapt and play to your strengths.

4. Coping With Pressure
Are you Zen Ben or Sweaty Betty? Understanding how well you deal with high pressure situations like exams is a good be a pointer for deciding what kind of work environment you’d be best suited to: fast-paced and intense or something more slow moving.

5. Carving Your Own Path
When it comes to exams, it’s up to you and you alone. A-level season is a time when you learn that your future is your own responsibility, and the attitudes and choices of your contemporaries have no bearing on your own situation. It doesn’t matter if your mate starts revising two weeks after you or that they’ve made three as many notes as you; what matter is that you do what is best for you. And so it goes with life.

That’s your lot for now, but if you have any further revision advice of your own, please don’t hesitate to be in touch, we love to hear from you: