how do you guys remember everything?!?! i seriously regret taking this subject now..

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please help, im in year 11

Posted Tue 18th December, 2012 @ 14:07 by shannnon dewdney

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I found flashcards really helpfu :) try writing a question on one side and the answer on the other. ask yourself the questions and put the cards into two piles, one for ones you get right and one for things you get wrong. repeat this with the 'wrong' pile until all the cards move into the 'right'pile. I also found doing essay plans helpful, it's the equivilent of past papers for short answer subjects. Find a past exam question then write down, in notes, everything you can think of thats related to that question (either in bullet points or mind map form) then get your textbook/notes and try to add to your plan. Timing and the order you would write your essay are not important at this stage but it might be helpful to consider you conclusion, especially if the question wants you to decidee which factor had the greatest imapact or was most important.

Hope this was helpful, good luck :) x

Answered Wed 26th December, 2012 @ 22:16 by sammy
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Re-read it until you memorize it. Or perhaps this web could help :

http://calnewport.com/blog/

They have some seriously good tips on studying long materials in a short period of time. Works for me :)

Answered Tue 18th December, 2012 @ 14:16 by Rosa
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Found this really helpfull. Grades have gone up since i started using this site and i intend to keep using the notes on the site such as this one which is really helpful. I kind of **** at History and these have deffinetly help me pass my Prelim!

Answered Thu 21st February, 2013 @ 12:51 by Peigi MacSween
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Don't take it up for AS level. It only gets worse ;)

Answered Sat 2nd March, 2013 @ 15:33 by Cara-Jade
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Try exam questions!

Personally, i find reading over the book over and over really helpful. If you are a visual learner, then why not watch videos about your topic? Perhaps try to remember it as a story. Also, make YOUR OWN flash cards by hand because writing them out yourself would help you memorise easily. Make sure you are in a good mood when revising History, i know it's tough... just try your best with memorising facts... if you are doing coldwar i have a cool slide i've uploaded that really helped me! 

if you are doing America, then memorising shouldnt be an issue, there isnt much information required since it is a source based exam (thankns god for that) all you need is skills!

and make sure you know how to answer exam questions and get the full marks not just the information itself. Time yourself for History and get used to writing a lot :( && fast!

always ask a fammily member or friend to test you on each topic, create a timeline for everything it really keeps your brain organised with all the dates and different presidents and the events at the same time. Again, create this yourself since it would help you with memorising the information. Make posters in your wall, for example i had a huge eastern europe poster and anotaed what happened to Germany, Hungary etc during the coldwar, i looked at it every morning and every night before i went to sleep, and before i knew it i memorised the key events then went on to memorise the extra specific detail :)

Also, don't cram everything in one go, it seriously won't help... take it easy! I find that waking up early in the morning a good way to revise since you brain feels ready to work (esecially when memorising those figures). 

Best of luck :D **

Answered Tue 5th March, 2013 @ 19:59 by Mas-Alg
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Do not panic history is a broad subject but apporoach revision with an open mind you may know more that you think, don't doubt yourself because you can do well if you believe you can. Revise throughly and ensure that you dont waste time revising what you know and start learning what you dont if you dont know what you know try past papers they force you to discover this. Make revision cards and test yourself reguarly it will start to sink in. It is often a good idea to try a variety of methods and keep testing yourself. Dont worry, it often doesnt help matters although a bit of stress can motivate you.

Answered Wed 6th March, 2013 @ 15:47 by Darlene