(1) USE DIFFERENT RESOURCES
- Some law books out there are dense and difficult to read so if you are finding a topic difficult to understand, it’s important that you use a law revision guide or another resource that you find more accessible.
- Over the past few years, lots of different publishers have produced condensed notes and revision aids which help to explain concepts in a slightly more easy-to-understand way. If they help, use them!
(2) DON’T JUST READ YOUR LAW NOTES
- Law revision can become boring very quickly but people make their lives even more difficult by just reading their textbook or notes. You need to make your law revision more active!
- Some simple solutions include: asking friends or family to test you on what you’ve learnt, making flashcards and creating mind maps.
(3) SPEND TIME WITH POSITIVE PEOPLE
- Exam period can be difficult and stressful so it’s important to surround yourself with positive people. The last thing you want is to become even more nervous because someone keeps telling you how low the pass rate is or how they’ve done lots of work already and can just relax now!
- When you’re not revising, you should spend some time talking to people about things other than law revision. It’s always good to give your mind a rest and having a laugh with a few friends will help to alleviate your stress levels.
(4) STICK LAW REVISION NOTES ALL AROUND YOUR HOUSE
- It might sound like an odd one but sticking law revision notes where you’re likely to see them (your bedroom, your kitchen, your living room etc.) is going to make learning more interactive.
- You never know: when you’re in the exam and trying to remember a case, you might suddenly remember seeing the case name on a biscuit tin in the kitchen!
(5) DO SOME PAST PAPERS
- Completing a past paper under timed conditions will give you an insight into what the exam will be like. Remember: practising will help you to determine what your weak points are and will give you time to work on eliminating them.
- Maybe you need to work on remembering more cases or maybe you don’t leave yourself enough time to write the conclusion to an answer. In any event, doing past papers will be a good way to prepare you for the real thing.