How you can turn dead time to your advantage when revising for exams.


However busy you are, there’s bound to be some dead time in your life.

Maybe you’re waiting for a bus, or someone else who’s late.

Maybe you’re too tired to do any serious studying.

Use dead time wisely

But you can still make use of this dead time.

Use it to

  • remember the key points from your last revision schedule
  • check that you really do understand what you  have learned
  • see if you could explain it to someone else if they asked you about it.

If your understanding is pretty good, then you know you can be really confident about that subject.

If your knowledge is a bit shaky, then you’ll know you need to have another look at it.

Maybe you could try a different revision technique to help embed that knowledge in your brain.

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