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Breaks during revision = success!

It may seem counter-productive, but trust us. Taking breaks is important. Here's why...

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Why are revision breaks important?

If you want the most effective revision, then you need to take regular breaks!

You need to learn small chunks of information to allow your brain to process the information into the long-term memory.

Taking breaks allows you to consolidate the information you are learning and achieve more moments!

  • Breaks also boost motivation and energy, as well as reduce stress! (Studysmart, 2023)
  • “Repeated sessions with breaks between, boosts concentration…” (NHS Best For You, 2023)
  • More importantly, breaks support our wellbeing. We need regular time to relax and destress, again this helps with concenration (NHS, 2023)


How Often Do You Take Breaks?

Adopt the Pomodoro technique:

  • 25min revision
  • 5min break
  • 25min revision
  • 10min break
  • 25min revision
  • 5min break
  • 25min revision
  • Break for 30min

Get your Pomodoro Timer here!


What to do during your breaks?

  1. Meditation
  2. Make a drink
  3. Take a walk
  4. Desk stretching
  5. Listen to music
  6. Watch TV/Comedy (something light-hearted)
  7. Work on arts and craft - check out our Study Sessions featuing SU Makes
  8. Call someone for a chat.
  9. Plan what to do for the next break
  10. Power nap


NHS Best For You (2023) How to Take a Successful Revision Break. Available here. Accessed: 18/04/2023.

Studysmart (2023) Study Breaks: Importance. Available here. Accessed: 18/04/2023




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