Should I attend an Easter revision course?

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With summer exams looming, students might want to do everything in their power to help them secure the best grade they could get. One way to do this would be to attend an Easter revision course. Many teachers put on Easter revision courses for their students, believing that it will help put them in a better position with their studies. But are these types of courses actually worth going to? Read on for further discussion.

The benefits

Easter revision courses may indeed really help students. These courses will probably be going over the specification material, give you access to revision resources including exam questions, and will be an opportunity for students to ask their teacher any questions they might have. If you find yourself struggling with something and can’t seem to figure it out by yourself, having additional guidance through the teacher can be a great help.

With your teacher giving up time from their Easter holiday, this could represent that they’re dedicated to helping you perform well in your exams. So, you might as well take advantage of their time! After all, teachers are experts in their field and will have been through the exams, meaning that they’ll know what the examiner wants and how you should approach the upcoming exams.

Easter revision sessions are a great opportunity to get you to focus on revising if you struggle to concentrate at home. They can create an effective revision environment to get you in the mood to study.

The drawbacks

However, Easter revision courses might not be effective for some students. If you’re an independent learner and revise best alone, these types of sessions might not be worth your time. Easter revision sessions consist of many students being in one room. You could lose focus from getting distracted by other people being present

. If you prefer quiet places with no distractions, simply working at home might be more effective. Furthermore, there shouldn’t be anything in these Easter revision courses that you can’t revise by yourself.

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These courses generally just go over what you’ve already learnt in class – something which you could easily do at home. Furthermore, you can access loads of useful resources online. This means that you should be fully equipped to prepare for your exams at home rather than going to sessions over Easter.

This can also save you money by avoiding commuting. Even after Easter, there is time to address issues you may have regarding your academics, so if you can’t make it to the Easter revision session, it isn’t the end of the world. You can still practise revising continuously without an Easter course, and you can always ask your teachers any questions you might have after the Easter holidays finish.

In conclusion, it may be argued that Easter revision courses can be worthwhile for some students since they can help students focus and get into a revision mindset. However, these sessions aren’t essential and there are other ways to help you prepare for your exams.

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