Take the anxiety out of exams by getting ahead of the game with your revision.

Anybody can learn and apply exam techniques. You’ll be surprised at the amount of study skills you already have that can be adapted for exam revision. The crucial starting point is in managing your time and planning your revision carefully.

The Open University has some excellent advice and resources for preparing for and taking exams:


Resources on this site cover:

  • How to create a revision timetable (and planning throughout the year)
  • Anxiety management
  • Mind maps and learning posters
  • Summary notes and quick view notes
  • Mnemonics (memory aids)
  • Revising with friends
  • Different types of exams

The site has a combination of audio and visual resources and a booklet you can download. To download resources you need to create an account (which is free).

For more help with revision, you can book an appointment with an Academic Skills Advisor – just call in at the Inclusive Services desk on the first floor of the University Library. We can’t do the revision for you, but we can give you some tips that may make it a bit more manageable.

Good luck!