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Biggest Mistakes when revising for Chartered exams 

By  Lysette Offley

Biggest Mistakes when revising for ITIL exams - photo of failed exam paperWould it surprise you to know that there is only one difference between people who pass exams, such as Chartered exams, easily and people who struggle?

And don’t you go thinking that it’s all about intelligence! It’s not.

It’s all about having an effective revision strategy. People who pass Chartered exams easily have a good revision strategy that works for them. So perhaps it wouldn’t come as a great surprise then to know that you could also pass your exams easily if you also had a good revision strategy that works for you.

Over the next few weeks I’ll be going through some of the biggest mistakes people make when revising for exams. Perhaps you’re making some of them yourself.

If you are having trouble remembering the information you’ve studied then maybe you are falling into some of the traps mentioned below. So read on to discover if the reason you are having a hard time with your revision is because your strategy is not a good one for you

Biggest Mistakes students Make When Revising for Chartered exams

  • Expecting to find a short cut
  • Leaving your revision until the last minute
  • Taking the same exam over and over, and failing each time
  • Writing too much information in your revision notes
  • Not scheduling study time
  • Spending too long revising
  • Not focusing on what’s important to you
  • Having a disorganised environment and mind
  • Being thirsty
  • Being sedentary
  • Eating junk food
  • Believing you can’t do any better
  • Not investing in Genius Material

If you recognise yourself in this list at least you will realise that it’s your revision strategy that’s at fault, and not something wrong with you. Change your strategy and your results will change too.

And if you would like some help with that, take a look at Genius Material, the complete revision system for Chartered exam success.

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Lysette Offley

Genius Maker & Founder of Genius Material and The Genius Principles. Working with professionals who need exceptional academic & professional development.

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