Exams are getting ever closer…

Have you created your revision timetable yet?

If you haven’t, you could/should consider creating a personal timetable for each of your revision weeks.

On your revision timetables you should

  1. mark when your exams are
  2. working back from each exam, schedule in time to study each subject
  3. aim for a balance between work, rest and play – build in time for sport/exercise, adequate sleep, healthy meals & snacks etc.

Other things to consider

  • within each ‘study hour’, aim for 45 minute of study time and a 15 minute break
  • study at the time of day when you are most alert – some of us are morning people, some are night owls…
  • build in rewards at the end of your study time – you’ll have earned them

Here’s how one student organised their timetable. You can create your own colour key for your main categories.


You can easily create a similar table in Word or Excel – to help you get started there is a blank timetable on our Revision & Exams page that you could download and complete.

Feel free to include as much or as little information in your revision timetable as is meaningful to you.

You could also watch this short video from Leeds University Library that gives suggestions on planning your revision timetable.

Good luck with your revision!

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