#1 Find your way to learn Early on in your course is the best time to find out what works for you in terms of method of revision (reading or making notes or flashcards) and revision environment (alone, group, peer-to-peer, home, library). Finally, when you find ‘your way’ don’t be put off by others having their own or being further along with their timetable, we are all different.
#2 Revise to plan, not plan to revise Keeping on track with your established plan or timetable is difficult, but not planning is far worse. Make sure you know you attend your lectures and seminars, have your lecture notes and know what topics are being tested. Then work out where you need to focus your attention and how long you have to achieve the necessary level.
#3 Look after yourself Get into a regular pattern. Either going to bed at a sensible time, eating well, getting out of your room/flat or house to ‘get away from work’, relaxing with friends, television or reading a non-medical book are all ideal for keeping your mental wellbeing and helps you learn more efficiently.