Never mind about mid-election fatigue, we are suffering from mid-revision fatigue in my house. Any initial enthusiasm for the process (and there wasn’t much) has been used up, worn out and thrown away. So, where do we go from here? We are still only a quarter of the way through the process so it’s time to ring the changes and adopt a fresh approach and stock up on some revision essentials.
Choose a new room
The bedroom has become the enemy because that’s where revision takes place so I have suggested moving out! Luckily, we have some spare space as Daughter 1 is at university so her room has been used on a few occasions. A change is as good as a rest so they say. That is actually nonsense when it comes to revision but using your sister’s stuff does have a certain attraction, especially when you haven’t bothered asking her first.
Choose a new revision method
When it comes to revision we are a family of writers. It sinks into the grey matter when we write it down in notes, bullet points, diagrams or whatever we feel like at the time. When that stops working you have to try something else. I suggested walking around and saying it out-loud but I’m not sure if that worked.
Get some new revision essentials
Okay, now we’re getting to the good bit. We were lucky because we were offered an exam kit to review from a lovely new company called thinkkit. It couldn’t have arrived at a better time for us! It injected a bit of colour into the proceedings and who doesn’t love a bit of new stationery.
In the kit you are provided with the following items and these guys obviously know their stuff because these revision essentials are exactly what students need. We got:
- 100 x coloured and 100 x white index/revision cards with storage box and binding rings
- A useful 12-week A2-size revision wall planner with colour-coded stickers in 10 different colours and how to use guide
- Exam compliant equipment including large clear pencil case and clear 30cm/12″ ruler
- Post-it note and page marker pack
- Multi-coloured highlighter pen (5 colours)
- A5 wiro-bound notebook
- Black pen
The complete kit comes supplied in a Think Kit branded handy drawstring bag.
This is a fantastic idea and we were delighted. Every single item is useful and nothing is wasted. We were using a home-made revision timetable on a wordprocessor but it was fiddly and annoying. this one is perfect. Post it notes have been deployed and highlighters have been utilised.
If she gets fed up of her sister’s bedroom, the next move may be into the rabbit hutch!
We were sent a complimentary kit to review. All thoughts, opinions and photos are our own.