If someone tells you you’re revising wrong, what are you going to say?
You might have two words for this: either “um, what?” or “I know”. The right response? The first one.
Hamlet once said “for there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so” and so technically you might argue that all revision techniques work in some way for some people. Strange fact: I got an A for one of my English A-Level tests with literally no revision at all, so that ‘do-nothing’ tip might not have been so wrong after all… How? It might have been the break from stress, having an idea of what I’m talking about, or the crazy amount of food I let myself eat during that time (I think it’s the last one- at least it gives me a great excuse to eat and eat! :))
But some techniques are just weird. And I mean really weird. I’ve compiled a little list of the top 3 revision techniques which I have almost no faith in actually working. If by any chance they worked for you, please write to me immidiately.
TOP 3 CRAZIEST REVISION TIPS WHICH ARE JUST DOWNRIGHT WIERD:
For those who don’t know, ‘yessing’ is an apparently extremely effective technique, in which right before an exam you just find a quiet corner and start shouting “Yes! Yes!” neverendingly until you have to go into the exam room. According to the person who once suggested this to me, body language helps. Squatting is supposed to be especially stimulating. No really. I must confess I once tried this for fun but apart from a good laugh it really does not seem to affect your exam performance. Coming in to your exam smiling does however make you look a little bit suspicious. The 30 mins I spent looking for a quiet and very isolated room was not exactly worth the ‘results’.
2. Eating Brains.
I am still trying to get my head around this one. Someone once boasted to me about all the different types of brain their parents were buying them to eat for their exam revision as it ‘makes you smarter’. Eating it raw is apparently even better hahah. Lemme tell you people, if you are not brain-eaters, you are not missing out. On the other hand eating well is something I’d definitely really recommend, but don’t panic if you can’t find a supplier for Fruit Bat brains.
3. Growing a beard.
I read this one somewhere a while ago, but after long long searches I’m still looking for some sort of logic around this. How does it work? There seems to be some idea that growing a beard transmits some sort of wisdom to your brain or something. Someone please enlighten me.