You need to work out what’s best for you.
How do I start my revision?
Check your course outline. It’s vital you know exactly what you’re going to be studying in order for you to get a headstart on tackling the material. By knowing which unit or module you will be working on, it’s easier for you to get all the resources necessary and plan out a revision timetable.
How much revision should I do per day?
A lot of students say around 6-8 hours a day is enough. If you are more ambitious then go for more, but don’t tire yourself out. University is a lot of independent study so making sure your responsible for the hours you get done during the day is important. By doing the ideal hours you will find it easier and clearer to absorb all the information for your unit. But start early! You don’t want to be cramming.
Completing your homework tasks first is a much effect way of retaining knowledge. You can learn and fully comprehend the content for your unit and memorise information better. It’s also a good way of revising and you can keep up to speed with the teacher.
Motivation is key
Yes, I know, university is a chance to socialise and explore the city away from the nagging parents. It’s a chance for you start the journey of your independence. But it’s also easy to fall into the trap of laziness. That’s why you need to stay organized. Make a timetable, finish your assignments, keep up your revision hours. By all means you can keep your weekends free. Just prioritise the important stuff first.