My Revision Must-Haves

By Martina - Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Hello! Last week was my (please excuse the redundancy) last week of lectures at university. I'm about to start my exams. I have eleven (!) exams to pass in order to move on to the next step, which is my dissertation.

I've never talked much about my university here on the blog but I'm thinking to write something more about my experience, since it's almost coming to an end. I might write something about the subjects that I've learned or my dissertation, I don't know just yet. If there's anything you'd like to know, please leave a comment below. 

Now let's go back to the main topic of this post. 

I've tried to revise my courses' content a bit in the past weeks, but now that the first exam is less than a week away, I have to focus on my subjects full time. That's why I've decided to write about my revision must-haves. 

I picked three.

  • Felt-tip pens: my number one, essential thing. I don't like highlighters but I do love to see pops of colour in my notes, therefore I always opt for felt-tip pens or coloured pencils. When I'm reading books I usually just pick one colour and stick to that till the end, but when I'm taking notes or revising I love to use many different colours at once, this way I don't get bored and I manage to memorise the keywords/numbers/topics better.
  • Post-it notes: I've only started using them about a year ago, but I've become obsessed with them. I use the smaller ones as bookmarks, to split books into chapters, to remember the most important pages, to signal a topic I didn't understand - in order to revise that better later - and in many other ways. I either write small notes on them or just leave them blank. On the bigger ones I write to-do lists (I love them), small notes, keywords, questions, recaps and so on. I find this process really useful, as making the page more interesting helps me remember them better.
  • T-tag paper fasteners: these are new entries on my desk, but I really wish I'd known about them before. Most of the times, when I'm reading a book, I take notes on my computer and then print them out. I do this because I'm not a fan of handwritten papers but at the same time I need to have the words written on paper if I want to remember them - I can't stand reading on a computer screen for too long. However, when I printed my notes, I always used to put them into a ring binder, but ring binders are huge and heavy and sometimes it's uncomfortable to use them because if I want to go out I have to take huge, heavy bags with me and... yeah, you get the picture. Finding out about treasury tags really changed that, because now I can print my papers and fasten them with those colourful little things that will keep them together without being heavy and bulky.

I found out about this small brand of treasury tags on Instagram, I visited their website and quickly decided to order a couple of bags to test them out. I was hoping to get the rose pink ones but unfortunately they were sold out, so I opted for yellow and blue.

I tried them out as soon as they arrived, and I must say they're perfect for my needs. They keep together my notes and make them easy to flip and browse. Plus they add some more colour to the pages, which is a bonus. The guys at T-tag Direct were also really kind and gifted me with two extra t-tags and a discount code.

I suggest you check out T-tag Direct's website to take a look and get inspired just as I did. And if you decide to get some treasury tags before the end of May, you can use the code FRIEND05 at checkout and save 10% on your order.

Do you have any revision must-have?
Any revision tip?
Would you want to hear more about my university?

Marti xx

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  1. I wish I'd found this post last year when I was still studying! Good luck with all of your exams! :) xxx

    Sarah / Sarah Smiles

    1. Thank you! Good luck with everything else :)

      Marti xx