What type of reviser are you? Take the quiz!

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Which of these five revisers are you? Exams are looming, time feels like it’s running out, and revision is reaching fever pitch. But truthfully, how are you fairing so far? Are you avoiding the subject entirely? Or facing it headfirst?

We’ve taken a really scientific look at this issue (okay, so really it's just a bit of a fun quiz, because well who doesn't love a quiz?) and found the five most common types of reviser. Find out what type of reviser you are and then link to our article where you can get some really useful tips specifically for you! – all so you’re better prepared for your exams.

Do you recognise yourself? If so, we can even give you a few useful tips – all so you’re better prepared for your exams.

1. Over-confident

There’s no stopping you. You’ve done everything you need. You don’t even have to revise anymore because as far as you know, you’re good to go. You’ve smashed your mocks, so you’re obviously going to smash the real deal! Right?

Top Tip

Well, although being confident is a great asset but we all have our weaknesses. Look for areas you may be able to improve upon and revise them too. Remember your exams may have questions that are completely different to your mocks and exam preps. Make sure you cover all areas, not just the ones you’re confident about and make sure you’ve not missed anything. Better safe than sorry!

2. Bag of nerves

As soon as you think about exams, your heart beats faster and your whole world tumbles down. No matter how much you actually know about your chosen subjects, you can’t stop fearing the worse.

Top Tip

Stressing out about exams is normal but don’t let your nerves get in the way of you passing your exams. Relaxation techniques, a bit of fresh air and short spells of revision will definitely help you. Our student Tina says: “Do something that relaxes you the night before an exam such as having a bath or playing a game so that you are not cramming and stressing.

3. Procrastinator

If you had to choose between revision and TV, the latest boxset wins every time. You understand deadlines but they’re flexible for the latest Game of Thrones episode…right?

Top Tip

Learn to prioritise by giving yourself set study periods. If you think you’ll cheat, ask parents to help by hiding your phone or warn friends to tell you off if they see you on Facebook or Whatsapp when you should be revising! Our student Sarah Shah says: Keep your phone switched off! As tempting as it may be to text your friends or scroll through Instagram, revision comes first!

4. Caffeine-driven

All nighters are your go-to revision technique. You never leave the house without a starbucks and extra energy drinks in your bag, you know, just in case... But all those coffees and lack of sleep can actually be detrimental to your health and study.

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5. Super student

You’re the most organised in the class and have everything in check. You are motivated, focused and ready to go! You know how important your education is and spend your days learning in the library or with friends.

Top Tip

Well, although being confident is a great asset but we all have our weaknesses. Look for areas you may be able to improve upon and revise them too. Remember your exams may have questions that are completely different to your mocks and exam preps. Make sure you cover all areas, not just the ones you’re confident about and make sure you’ve not missed anything. Better safe than sorry!

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