Learning is mandatory. But that doesn't mean it shouldn't be considered fun. After many years of being home-schooled I've learnt lots of techniques to help with focus and enjoyment of studies. You definitely perform better when you're enjoying yourself, so it figures that making revision pleasurable is beneficial. Last year, I wrote a post called 'A Homeschooler's Guide to Revision' which was received well and hopefully helped many students.

This is an updated list of revision techniques and plenty of pictures for inspiration.


Many people will agree that using colours helps your memory. Making study notes vibrant and full of colour makes a tedious task into an excitable one. Using different coloured pens to make words stand out works a treat.

On this Chemistry indicators worksheet, I have used the same colour pen as word written so I can remember which indicators form which colours.


If nothing else, this tip is useful for organisation. Writing big, bold titles on your work means you can quickly see what your notes are about. You can also use this to remember the names of particular products.


Highlighting keywords is a typically studying trick. Dates in History, names of chemicals in Chemistry, passages in English... the list goes on. There is no limit to what you can highlight to help with your revision.

On this example, I've simply highlighted the steps of a Titration to separate them.


A classic childhood pleasure; cutting out and sticking is very useful for many things. A lot of educational websites offer helpful drawings and diagrams, showing Maths and Science clearly. You can print these out and stick them on a worksheet to easily refer back to later.

For this worksheet on the General Properties of Waves, I've found some good pictures of oscillating springs and stuck them on.


Drawing is very therapeutic and it can really help, even if you are just drawing doodles. I've drawn a simple wave next to the word water here, it is really cute and helps it stand out.

You will often remember little diagrams and drawings you have done yourself. Such as this picture I have made of a plug and the different wires inside it. 


A great method of working is being succinct. Don't write oodles of nonsense or copy everything from the text book for the sake of it.

Instead, pick out certain keywords and passages and things you are likely to need again. Think - useful sentences you've read, words which are key terms and bullet points.

Thanks for Reading.

Abby x

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  1. Loved this post! All these tips are great and I agree with them all! Xx

  2. When I did my exams, all of these tips were so useful to me! I always made my book bright and colourful throughout the year so it made it so much easier when I came to revise!

    Sophie xx // One Unique