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    I got my mock exams back yesterday, and in history I got a D >.<

    Is there any way to revise source questions? because every exam they just baffle me so I end up spending too much time on them so then I fail the questions I actually can do aswell :/
    any tips/revision sites/advice?

    oh and i'm on aqa if that helps?
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    AS for general revision in History... do it with a friend/several friends. I started revising for my histroy mock the night before with one friend over MSN - we did two hours worth of speed revision and both came out with As.

    Source questions... you need to know a little knowledge of the subject itself, but otherwise it's just analysis, really. When was it written? By who? How does this affect its reliability? Etc.

    If that's the case then do the source questions last and do the ones you can do first.
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    (Original post by emma363)
    I got my mock exams back yesterday, and in history I got a D >.<

    Is there any way to revise source questions? because every exam they just baffle me so I end up spending too much time on them so then I fail the questions I actually can do aswell :/
    any tips/revision sites/advice?

    oh and i'm on aqa if that helps?
    There's plenty of time to improve that D

    For source questions, try and get a copy of the mark scheme (your teacher should have one if you can't find one on the website). I did a different exam board but I imagine they'll be looking for specific things with each question. For example, one will only be concerned about reliability, another with usefulness, some you'll have to focus on the attribution. If you know what the examiner wants with each question, you can tailor your answer accordingly.

    Also, you should find out how much time to spend on each question- that's another thing your teacher should be able to tell you- which will help with your time management. Perhaps do the longest question first and work backwards?

    The only thing you can do then is practice.
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    (Original post by emma363)
    I got my mock exams back yesterday, and in history I got a D >.<

    Is there any way to revise source questions? because every exam they just baffle me so I end up spending too much time on them so then I fail the questions I actually can do aswell :/
    any tips/revision sites/advice?

    oh and i'm on aqa if that helps?

    One thing we always learnt was comment, content, context. Give one statement at the start answering the question. Then briefly describe the source, and finally show that you have enough knowledge of the subject to explain why that source came about.
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    thanks guys
 
 
 
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