How to Balance Revision and Reading

This year is an extremely important year for both myself and Eleanor as it is the year we take our A2 exams which for those who don’t know help make up the second half of our A Levels and help determine what university we will be going to! So, no pressure! Both of us love reading and blogging but don’t really want to give it up when in comes to exam season which is quickly approaching (my first exam is this Friday!), so we thought we would share some tips for how to balance your revision and reading during exams!

Using reading as a break from revision

I know it will probably sound cheesy but reading is a perfect escape from revision and can really help you relax. Use it as an escape but also as a reward, for example for every section or page your revise treat yourself with a chapter of the book your reading but you have to be careful that you don’t spend more time reading your book than actually revising!

Don’t tackle big books

There is no point picking up a big book and very slowly making your way through it as it is very likely that your going to forget key events and feel like it drags on so I highly recommend that you choose shorter and easy read books to read during exam season to help reading really become relaxing break. Novella’s are usually great for this or even some short contemporaries as these aren’t usually very long and are a quick simple read.

Schedule posts

When blogging the last thing you need is to be stressing over the fact that you haven’t posted a blog post I ages. You can either just post an update before your exams explaining that you won’t be posting for a while and not to panic (I’m sure everyone will understand and be very supportive) or scheduling posts in advance. Tags are good things to post as they are easy to do and personally I always enjoy reading answers to them!

These are a few of my own tips and if you have any other tips, I would love to hear them! I hope this was helpful and I wish the best of luck to all those doing exams this year!

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