The Revision Stationery Essentials You Need
Revising for exams can be a little daunting, and stressful if none of your notes are sinking in. That’s when you need to break out the revision stationery. Don’t underestimate the power of stationery when it comes to revising. Using the right colours and layout can help you retain knowledge a lot more effectively when going over your notes. You can use highlighters, gel pens or colourful revision cards. There are so many different kinds of stationery that you can use, and we’re going to show you the best way to use them. Get ready to take your revision game to the next level!
Colours for Concentration
Staying focused is one of the most difficult parts of revising. Your mind can drift and you find yourself thinking about the latest episode of your favourite tv show instead of taking in your notes. This is when your good friend colour comes in.
Different colours invoke different thoughts and emotions, and some are excellent at improving focus and productivity. Also, writing in colour can help you retain 50-80% more information because 90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual. Colour is a must for revision notes!
Which Colours Work Best for Revision?
According to studies, green is an excellent colour to help concentration. As well as improving efficiency and focus, green promotes feelings of relaxation and calmness. This is exactly what you want when you’re revising. To feel focused and calm.
Blue is known to be good at helping concentration. Research has suggested that people that undertake highly intellectual work are more productive in a blue environment. You don’t have to completely redecorate your study space and make everything blue though. Just incorporate more blue stationery into your revision stationery essentials, such as blue pens, notebooks or highlighters.
These two colours are definitely ones to include when you revise, but you can of course use others too. You’re very likely to remember something written in red, because red grabs your attention. Yellow and orange are also attention-grabbing colours.
Red and yellow both help stimulate the mind, but they do so in different ways. Red generally means something is important and needs our attention, so it’s good for memory retrieval. Yellow on the other hand helps stimulate mental activity and highlights what’s important. It’s amazing how much colour can impact mood. Why not take a look at our blog post on how you can improve your mood with colourful stationery?
The Revision Stationery Essentials
There are certain items of stationery that you just cannot revise without. To get top marks, we’re going to tell you why you need to pack these revision essentials into your bag for exam season. You’ll be top of the class in no time!
Highlighters, such as the STABILO Boss Highlighters (£5.99), are a brilliant revision tool. They can be used to help key phrases and dates stand out. Highlighting important pieces of information in a vibrant colour is going to help you remember them. This will be extremely useful when you’re in the exam hall and need to recall a key date for a 10 mark question!
As writing in different coloured pens has been proven to help recall, it’s a great idea to have a few to hand while you are writing up your revision notes or taking notes in your lectures. Using colourful gel pens such as the Ryman Gel Pens (£7.99) or vibrant fineliners like the Staedtler Triplus Fineliners (£12.99) will make it easier for you to find specific topics you need to revise if you’ve colour coordinated your notes.
Notebooks with Dividers
Not only do the colourful dividers help you organise your notes under different colour themes, they are a great way to help you stay organised in your note-taking, so you can find those lecture notes you need to review really quickly. The Ryman Project Book (£9.99) is perfect for getting your revision notes organised!
Having your different classes placed into their own tab in your notebook, paired with the previously mentioned revision hacks such as highlighting, you’ll be ready to smash your revision.
Colourful Sticky Notes
Colourful sticky notes are excellent if you want to write down small chunks of information. Use the Post-it Recycled Sticky Notes (£3.99) by sticking them around your room to help you remember the key facts as you’re going about your daily business.
You can even make your own page dividers in your notebook using the Post-it Notes Markers (£2.24) up on the edge of each page or if you need to make lots of smaller divisions in your notebook you can use the narrower colourful sticky tabs.
Revision flash cards are a popular way to remember important information for exams. The Revision and Presentation Cards (£1.49) are a great place to include snippets of information. You could even use them as quiz cards. Write a question on the front and the answers on the back, and ask a friend or family member to quiz you. It’s a fun and interactive way to learn and get you prepared for your exams.
The great thing about revising with colour is that there are no hard and fast rules. Use whichever colours work best for you, but remember there is a science behind colour theory! Add colour into your revision with our great range of stationery to help you get top marks in your exams.
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