Can someone help me with Geography?

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I really want to pass Geography but i'm finding the physical geography quite dificult and I do not know how to memorise case studies.

I am on the AQA exam board and I am doing specification A, so if anybody has any tips or any notes, I would appreciate it. Thank you!

Posted Thu 4th April, 2013 @ 16:21 by Will

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When I'm learning case studies i try to summerize everything i can remember on a single A4 mindmap and then add things from my notes. Once i have that i stick it on the wall somewhere where i will see it several times a day and read it often. Try colour coding it with the stuff you can't remember. Also don't get bogged down learning facts like earthquake deaths  to the 100% accuratly e.g. like 4523 deaths. 4500 is easier to remember and examiniers will give credit for anything that seems roughly right, they won't research it to check it is 100% accurate. If you can't remember a fact make it up as long as it sounds reasonable as you may get benefit of the doubt anyway. Physical geography is something where there are quite a few documentaries about so try searching for the stuff you struggle with on youtube and see what comes up. Watching videos is easy revision and it always helps to have things explained to you by an actual voice not loads of writing in revision guides. Good luck and remember you can always get your teachers to go over the hard bits with you again, it is afterall their jobs to make sure you pass

Answered Thu 4th April, 2013 @ 16:31 by James Ellis
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Thank you so much! Do you have any websites to watch the videos? I think I have trouble remembering the formation of things and specific facts

Answered Thu 4th April, 2013 @ 16:39 by Will
Edited by Will on Thu 4th April, 2013 @ 16:42
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There are a few on the BBC bitesize website which are quite basic http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography/. Other than that just searching for the case study or bit of theory through Youtube. 

Answered Thu 4th April, 2013 @ 17:09 by James Ellis
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what topics are you covering? i can give you some resources for them if you like. as for case studies as James said don't worry about knowing the exact numbers, just give a rough idea, my teacher told us to make up a number (such as number of deaths) if we can't remember the exact number and as long ** its sound realistic and not stupid then it will be okay, examiners don't have the time to look up to see if the number is correct or not and anyway in many cases the number may not be accuratley known as some sources will tell you different numbers to others. Also, make a mind map of each case study, or just simply keep rewriting it. I also made case studies sheets containing the key facts, and things like short and long term effects and short and long term responses for each topic, so you know which case study applies to which topic.

also buy a revision guide, it will help organise your revision and you can use it to help you summarise case studies, i got one off amazon for 1p so they aren't that expensive. here's a link to one if you want: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lonsdale-GCSE-E**entials-Geography-Revision/dp/1906415692/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1365095579&sr=1-5&keywords=gcse+geography+aqa+a+revision+guide#_ its the one i used and was very helpful

also past papers will really help you to get used to understanding how to structure and answer your questions, get your teacher to mark them or upload them on here and i will be happy to look over them for you if you want, but i could only look at the ones which were to do with the topics i studied which were, tectonics, rivers, population, urban, coasts and development

hope this helps feel free to ask for anymore help

Answered Thu 4th April, 2013 @ 18:16 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR
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The topics I am doing are Tcoasts. rivers, tectonics, urban environments, development and tourism.

I have started narrowing the case studies down so they all fit on 1 A4 sized paper, and I also have purchased a revision guide but its not much help really. Thanks all for the help and as for the exam papers I will complete all the ones I can and I will ask my teacher to mark them, well if he has the time. I hope you do have resources for those topics. Thank you both!

Answered Sat 6th April, 2013 @ 17:59 by Will
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i do have some for coasts rivers, tectonics urban and development, i do tourism a lvel but not at gcse, i'll post a link but they don't always work for somereason so if they don't just search the topic you want under my profile name under gcses geography and it should work. heres the link for tectonics

http://getrevising.co.uk/members/bethany_rossiter1/resources?q=gcse+geography+tectonics

Answered Sun 7th April, 2013 @ 22:14 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR