With blended and e-learning courses proving to be ever more popular, we thought it may be useful to write a short article on how to effectively study towards your course and exams.
1. Create STRUCTURE to your learning
Create a revision timetable and stick to it – plan it in to whatever diary you use!
Start with a small number of hours, then increase the hours weekly.
Develop a daily routine that leads to revision becoming a habit.
Take a 10 minute break for every hour of revision.
2. SUMMARISE your notes and manuals
Gather all of the information that you have collected during your course – your manual, lecture notes, presentations and anything else you have that is directly related to the course (some other sources may not have the same information).
Condense your notes.
Summarise the main points for the most important topics.
Try and display information in ways that will help you remember – draw flow diagrams, graphs and charts etc.
3. Be ACTIVE in your revision
Ask questions about what you are reading and research further (again, be aware that some other sources may have conflicting/different information as fitness is often not an ‘exact science’.
Discuss topics with other professionals, talk with your partner, friends and relatives – Use the Facebook ‘Fit4Training Study Support Group’.
Think about what you are reading and try to apply the principles to hypothetical or real clients.
4. APPLY your revision
We hope you find these tips useful for your revision!