Revision season is upon us again (cue boos).
Loathing this slot in the academic calendar is pretty much a given but perhaps a bit of variety will make the slog that bit more bearable?
Here are our top five weird revision techniques for you to try at home – results not guaranteed!
1. Take it on the road
Sick of being cooped up in your little bedroom reading the same four lines over and over, surrounded by the same four walls? Tempted to make yet another cuppa? Time to get out of the house. We recommend boarding a train/bus/coach and taking your books on tour. There’s nothing like a strange fellow passenger eating cheese and onion crisps to make you keep your head in the books.
2. Reward yourself with calorific snacks
It works for monkeys and sea lions learning new tricks, so stock up on Mars bars and Krispey Kremes and wolf one down every time you successfully learn something. It’s time to gain knowledge and pounds!
3. Scent mark
Apparently our sense of smell can trigger memories so pick a different fragrance for each of your modules and wear it while you revise and when you sit the exam. Consider your fellow students, eau de toilette is preferable to eau de fry up.
4. Become a pescetarian
Fish oil is supposed to be good for your brain so make like a pescetarian and indulge in a seafood diet until the exams are over, when you can revert to the usual pizza, burger, kebab rota. Or you could just hit the Omega-3 capsules.
5. Take a nap
Forget the Red Bull and ProPlus, a good nap will help you get your study on with renewed vigour. Plump up those pillows and have 40 winks guilt free.