BLOG: A Helpful Guide to Effective Learning

Tobi Adesuyi
Tobi Adesuyi


Ashley (23) lends his top tips on revision

No matter what stage you are at in your studies – A-Level, undergraduate, or postgraduate – you have no doubt had to revise for an exam or refresh your memory of classes at some point. If you’re a law student, you’ve most likely experienced reading three chapters for one lecture and examine a range of sources for a seminar, above all if you’re in your penultimate or final year.

In the run up to assessments, do you ever find yourself wondering

‘how do I actually revise in a way that actually works?”

Are you fed up of reckless highlighting? Well, don’t worry, we have all been there! This article is here to give you some advice on overcoming daunting revision.

Firstly, it’s imperative that you work out what type of learner you are. If you prefer posters and colours, you can consider yourself to be a visual learner like myself. If you’re the sort of student that prefers listening to information and learning through lectures and podcasts, you’re most likely an auditory learner. If you enjoy moving around and acting out scenarios then its highly probable that you’re a kinaesthetic learner. You may be familiar with these styles from being taught at college and/or your first year of university – if you aren’t, there are several online tests that can determine the type of learner that you are. Each type of learning will be examined during this article to help you discover the best ways for your brain to absorb information.
Visual learning


Auditory learning





The above is a list of the main strategies for each respective type of learning, although there certainly are many other methods that would supplement the core revision strategies. After considering which category you best fit into, it’s time to try out the various methods to see what works. Finally, keep calm and carry on! A degree is not a death-trap. Instead, it seeks to bring out the best in you academically and as a person. There is no doubt that the skills you will learn in university will help in general life, not just in a career in your chosen field. Good luck!