The Revision Tool-Kit

With exams just round the corner, you may have set out on completing the onerous task of revision. You are expected to revise heaps of information, in a matter of few weeks or months. At a speed that has to impress the bullet train drivers. Β Whereas you took months or maybe years to even complete reading the book. At a speed that a snail felt pity for you.

Here’s the ultimate cheat-sheet on how to revise perfectly.Β 

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* Each of us have specific study patterns. Some are audio learners, some are visual learners, and some unfortunate ones are audio-visual learners. Another category is formed on the basis of the time of the day during which you study. Morning, afternoon, evening, and most commonly, night. In order to take the maximum benefit of your strengths, schedule revision of difficult topics during your ‘favourite’ study time.


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Another query that most of us have is: How much time should I allot as a ‘break-time’?

Some people prefer this pattern: In one hour, study for fifty minutes, and take a break for ten minutes. You can adjust this to maybe hundred minutes of study time and twenty minutes for leisure. It depends on your ability to sit in one place and concentrate. But you have to take breaks frequently.

A problem that you may have felt while studying is: Once you take a break, it’s hard to get back into the study routine. This happens when you take a longer break, or if you notice that your favourite TV show is on during your break. And I’ve got a solution for this problem too.

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You could probably watch TV after dinner, or at that time of the day when you cannot concentrate at all on studies. (This is just a suggestion. Do not murder me if the above statement means you are going to miss a TV show or a sports match.)


Eating the right food is specially important during exam days. These are a few key points to remember about food.

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For more information, read this e-article by Education Times.


I do hope that I have covered most of the doubts that you may have about the perfect revision plan. However, as most plans are never perfect, here are some tips on what you could do if your perfect plan goes down the drain.

  • If you fall sick weeks or days before the exam, don’t fret. Keep your books aside till you recover completely. Don’t even bother to revise the easier concepts or easier subjects. Get well first, and then double your efforts. At least it’s better than wasting time revising half-heartedly and not remembering anything. Because then you will have to re-read the topics again. Plus, you may not get better soon enough if you strain yourself too much.
  • If your relatives drop in for a festival, or if you have guests at home, it’s okay. Consider spending time with them as a break. Allow yourself ten minutes with them, and excuse yourself politely. Let them know that you have exams coming up, and that you would not like to be disturbed. Then shut the door, bolt it tight, keep a cupboard against it, wear your headphones, and continue studying as if nothing happened.
  • If you forget to add a particular topic to your study schedule, chill. Assess whether the topic is easy/moderate/difficult. If it’s easy, finish it off before you sleep, or during a break time. If it’s moderate, read through your highlighted points/notes. If it’s difficult, ask a friend to explain it to you (preferably someone who thinks that that particular topic is easy for them) or watch a video explaining it.
  • If you feel particularly demotivated about the exam and your future, speak to your parents. Trust me, they may shout at you for not paying more attention to your studies, or may launch into a tirade about how hopeless you are. But in the end, they will figure out a solution for you. If it’s a particular subject you are worried about, speak to the concerned teacher and ask him/her which topics are easily understandable. Get your study schedule approved by them, if possible.
  • If you feel like you’re going to fail the exam, ask a friend to prepare a question bank for you. Don’t write the paper, just read through the questions and check how much you know from the questions asked. But this can be a Β two-edged sword. If your friend is like me, he/she will probably set the toughest paper in the history of examinations. And the opposite is equally fatal. The best bet is to give the task to a younger sibling. The downside of this would be the apparent randomness of questions, but they will give you the perfect measure of how well you have read and understood the text. (Sorry, younger siblings)

For any other queries, feel free to comment below, or tweet to me @fabulus1710.

All the best, and be assured that you will rock your examinations! πŸ™‚

~An-Amateur-Revision-Tips-Giver

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14 Comments Add yours

  1. Av8tor1988 says:

    I wish I had a tool kit like this when I had exams.

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  2. Dashy says:

    You know what? This is way better than all the study tips I’ve ever read or heard before. Although I’ve practiced most of the tips you’ve given, not many explain it so well as this. It’s important to understand that we needn’t get stressed up. Students really should watch more video tutorials – damn helpful. And yes the discussion with parents part…no one’s addressed that before in my school despite repeated ‘smart study tips’ seminars. It really helps calm yourself down if you keep your parents updated with your study status, although I’m not sure how practical that can be to all students.
    This is a perfect revision tool kit Mithila! πŸ™‚

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    1. fabulus1710 says:

      Sharing study statuses with parents is a little awkward. But then I am pretty sure that every parent wants to know what’s going on in their kid’s academic life. Even if they don’t understand every intricate detail of it.

      I’m glad that I got this response from you. Just goes to prove that my Tool-Kit is good enough😁

      Thank you for stopping by and sharing your feedback πŸ˜ƒ

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  3. Kaddu says:

    Cool infographics, Mithila! Share this post again in Feb-end/early March. It’s a useful post.

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  4. Rajlakshmi says:

    I wish I knew all this while I was studying. Before exams I used to be a walking talking zombie … eating everyone’s brain πŸ™‚ Brilliant infographics πŸ™‚

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    1. fabulus1710 says:

      Walking talking zombie is still how I would classify myself before an exam 😁
      Thank you, Rajlakshmi! πŸ˜ƒ

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  5. Parul Thakur says:

    You did some really good infographics. Loved it. I used to mark my book when studying and make notes so while revision all that help. And I liked to go in order, Chapter 1 to 10 so that nothing is left but I skimmed through easy ones to save time.

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    1. fabulus1710 says:

      I have to give credit to you for the idea! You used to do this Sunday Motivation post, and there were many cool infographics in it. It had a great impact on reading the post, and I felt that it would be the best way to present this topic. After all, revision is all about quick-reading and memorising at the same time πŸ˜ƒ

      Thank you so much, ParulπŸ˜ƒ

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      1. Parul Thakur says:

        How sweet of you to say that. Thank you!

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  6. Fantastic stuff! I love the fact that you’ve include fun breaks. So important.

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    1. fabulus1710 says:

      The fun breaks are totally essential. Not much importance used to be given to it earlier, but now students find it beneficial to take mini-breaks while studying.
      Thank you Corinne πŸ˜ƒ

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  7. Shilpa Garg says:

    Oh wow! This is some cool stuff, Mithila. I am sharing this post with my son. Hope he follows it though. πŸ˜€

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    1. fabulus1710 says:

      That’s super cool! Do let me know if he finds this revision kit really useful, and if he has any suggestions for it!
      Thank you so much Shilpa πŸ˜ƒ

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  8. tejasvimys95 says:

    Insane infographics! Amazingg! Loved this post !

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