No matter how much time you devote in studying and understanding a concept or a topic, if you don’t revise it, you won’t be able to retain it for long. Revision is the most important, and often the most neglected part of studies. Students run after completing their syllabus and reading all the topics, failing to understand that study without revision is ultimately a waste.

Frequent revisions are extremely necessary for deeper understanding and retention of information and knowledge, and it only takes 1/10th of the time you had dedicated in studying that concept. This article will discuss the 4 best ways to revise whatever you have studied in an effective manner, to ensure better knowledge and good results.

  1. Dedicating study slots solely for revision

Revision is that part of studies which faces the highest probability of procrastination by students. Revising thigs, students say, ‘feels like you are wasting time on something you already know instead of gaining new knowledge.’

The best way to fight back this thought is to dedicate particular slots only for revision purposes.

  • The first and the most widely used trick is to revise whatever you have studied the previous day, in the first 15-20 minutes of your study slot of current day. Whenever you sit to study, dedicate the first few minutes for revision.
  • The second way is to dedicate particular days in a week only for revision. Study for 6 days and revise all those things on the 7th day.

Whatever you follow, make sure that every concept gets revised at least 2-3 times for the best results.

  • 3. Revise by practicing questions

This is one of the most effective ways to revise concepts from the perspective of examinations. Revising by practicing questions is beneficial in two ways –

  • One, it gets you an idea of the extent of the syllabus you have covered and the kind of questions asked in the examination. In other words, it gets you exam ready.
  • Second, if anything important is missed by any chance while studying, the questions get it covered. You can always add to your notes if you feel something important has been missed, after solving questions.  

You can collect question banks from the internet, or from question compilations, sample question papers or previous year questions to practice and revise concepts.

  • 3. Make flow charts, short notes and stick it on your wall

If there is something you are finding difficult to remember, or something very factual that needs to be revised again and again, this is the best trick to your rescue.

  • Take a big chart paper according to your need and write down all the points and facts that you want to remember. Try to make it interactive like a flowchart.
  • Paste it on your wall. Every day before you sleep, or any other time as you find comfortable, you can just have a quick look in the chart for 5-10 minutes. This could be done 3-4 times per day, without you getting exhausted.
  • 4. Do selective revision

Sometimes in some subjects and concepts, there are only a few things that need to be revised. Everything else related to it automatically follows. For example, in economics, if you revise the conversion techniques of different aggregates of national income among themselves, you don’t need to mug up each and every formula in your head. You just need to revise the adjustments of Depreciation, Net Factor income from abroad and Market Prices.

Revise only those portions that you may have highlighted while studying, or the ones which are the central themes or the most important formulas and facts.

All the best!

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