Tomatoes and Revision

Tomatoes and Revision

If you are looking to increase your focus when revising then this technique is worth a try!

This simple approach really helps you focus. It is a time management system that encourages people to work with the time they have, rather than against it, by compartmentalising chunks of it.

It’s called the Pomodoro technique

After a while, you will find out your best time to practice it, be that morning, afternoon or during the evening. There are just six simple steps:-

  1. Decide on the task – start by choosing a small section of revision to cover
  2. Set a timer for 25 minutes
  3. Work on the task
  4. Take a 5-minute break – make a cup of tea, walk around the house
  5. Repeat the above steps five times over
  6. Take a 15 – 30 min break

If you schedule 25-minute blocks into your schedule, you will be more likely to commit to the steps.

Why is it called Pomodoro? Developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s he called each interval a pomodoro, the Italian word for tomato, after the tomato-shaped kitchen timer that he used as a university student.

We hope the above is useful to anyone tackling their revision, look out for a final revision blog soon on eating for success and tips on handling the actual exam day.