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I have 2 weeks until exams. I have notes and a CPG revision book, which one do i use and what do i do with them? Apparently im a visual learner?! Or do i just do papers? I do geo and economics and history
take those notes and revision guides and turn them into colourful mind maps and diagrams and then hit the past papers, and mark schemes and even examiner reports. Practice, practice, practice history essays because if you won't get an A on content but being able to effectively analyse and answer the question. Someone who knew the textbook inside out got the biggest shock when he got an E compared to someone who could use their knowledge. Get your timing right and keep it relevant instead of trying to regurgitate everything you know because you think it might be relevant-don't start writing in narrative My teacher gave us examples of a C grade essay and an A grade essay which has helped as I can see how to structure my answers. In our textbooks we have exam technique pages which if you have, you shouldn't ignore. The examiners practically spell out how to get an A!
I'm not sure about geography and economics but I've heard they love graphs so I guess make sure you know those and your case studies for geography?