Exam advice

21. Exam advice – see success

Dear Isaac, Picture the scene. Really picture it. You could try sitting still, closing your eyes and really getting into this scene. As if you’re there. (You have to read it first!!) You’ve worked hard for your exams. Really hard. Harder than you thought you could. Certainly harder than your parents expected. You sat in…

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20. Exam advice – what to do in the exam room

Dear Isaac, Before the exam be sure you know: which exam is when and where what topics are in each exam how long each exam is and how much time you have for each question. For example is it a mark for every minute? know well which question you should be starting after a quarter,…

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19. Exam advice – take it easy

Dear Isaac, Breathercises…Breathing techniques are some of the quickest, cheapest and easiest ways to calm your mind so you can revise efficiently and sit your exam with focus. Here’s a few to try before and during both revision sessions and the exams themselves. Do them as often as you wish – the more you do…

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18. Exam advice – move it

Dear Isaac, Adding some movement into your revision routine is a total no-brainer. Why? If you work your body your brain will respond by releasing chemicals to help you sleep better, ease your worries, boost your concentration and improve your thinking. In short, learning becomes easier. And this is what we want.H 6 ways exercise…

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17. Exam help – more on food

Dear Isaac Continuing with your diet points. Your “No thanks!” foods  I know this list has some of your favourite things on it. But remember you can eat them when your exams are finished in just a few weeks. And if you can’t stop yourself before then, remember the 80:20 rule. Eat well for at…

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16. Exam help – food

Dear Isaac, You’re like a car – put the wrong fuel in you and you’ll not work well. You’re the same. So, if you want to revise well and perform in the exams fill up with the proper fuel! My  best advice to you about diet (and I want to talk about this today and…

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15. Exam help – sleep

Dear Isaac, Your ability to concentrate on your revision, to perform well in the exams and to cope with any stress all take a major hit when you’re not getting enough sleep on a regular basis.  I suspect you know this already. But did you know that people who score the top grades in their…

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14. Exam help – recap

Dear Isaac, Let’s recap what I’ve gone on about so far shall we today? I’ve been trying to offer you all the ingredients you need for the recipe of great revision. In particular: you should now know your preferred learning style but also the importance of using all the styles of learning so you don’t…

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13. Exam help – maps

Dear Isaac, I love maps! And I love mind maps – these aren’t maps of your mind but maps of the stuff you need to know about a particular subject. They are truly awesome at helping you condense your notes and to learn from. So they get a whole post of their own! I used…

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12. Exam help – parents

Dear Isaac, Glad you liked the online research and if you do look for a Tutor in Maths I hope you find one that makes you laugh as you learn. Laughter really does help you absorb and retain information. Today I’m simply going to list the various roles your parents are going to fill over…

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