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I cant find an effective way to revise for my GCSE history exams !!!

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    Im in year 10 and taking all my exams next year. Even for the little mini tests of like 1 or 2, 8 markers in class I can never remember anything !!!

    Any revision tips for history where you have to write essays and include lots of facts in them???

    This may sound weird, but I learn it as a story. Each section of history could be seen as a beginning, middle, and end, with a few cliffhangers etc. Famous people are characters, and it helps to do the voices as well. Then you pick up the facts pretty easily. Or watch documentaries, that helps set some context. Memorising the textbook is all well and good, but if you make it come alive, it's much easier to remember things!

    when it comes to remembering the facts perhaps you could look around youtube for some funny educational videos? good luck

    Making mind maps, plans or revision flashcards on History topics with key points are useful. Personally, I find reading History textbooks casually like a book is the most helpful as it's actually quite interesting and I find that I remember more that way.

    Best way it to actually do a past paper and give it to your teacher to mark. Then at some point go through it with them. Other than that, just have to revise the facts that you need to remember.

    Past papers are a good way to revise but if it's the content you have to learn try reading a section or topic in your work then covering it up so you can't see it and writing down what you remember. Repetition is an effective way to remember things and it's worked for me so far
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