1. Eat plenty of brain foodFood is an obvious must have, but during exam period you should be more careful with what you fill your boots with. Student, meet Breakfast - your most valuable asset. Fill your plate or bowl with protein, fibre, calcium and vitamins - think: a banana with either a high-fibre bowl of cereal or scrambled eggs on toast. For other meals, eat regularly and try not to overeat. If you need a snack, opt for fruit or pulses over chocolate and crisps. Keep hydrated with lots of water, but limit your caffeine intake to two cups of coffee a day. If you're craving a hot drink, try green tea as it's full of brain-boosting anti-oxidants.
2. Give yourself a decent bedtimeYou want to head off to the land of nod roughly eight hours before you need to get up. Don't give yourself too much sleep to 'catch-up' on previous nights, and don't give yourself too little either. Lack of sleep can have serious effects on your cognitive functions, and even if you don't feel tired, your brain will be struggling to recall facts during your exam.
3. Consider these last minute memory tipsTip 1: Reading over your most important piece of revision just before you go to sleep has been proven to lodge in your memory the next day. So why not give it a try?
Tip 2: Memories are only formed through connections, so if you're learning something new, try to connect it to something pre-existing in your brain. If trying to remember a year (say, 1526) try thinking of it as 3:26pm or 4 minutes to half past three. If trying to remember a word, think of a similar word or an image you can connect it to.