AQA History- AS Level The impact of Stalin's Leadership in the USSR, 1924-1941

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Basically, I have just started sixth form [well 2 weeks ago] and this topic out of all my subjects I find is the most difficult...

My teacher is practically an arse and jumps from one section to another and I am the most confused in the class-I feel like crying because I dont understand anything!

I just want to know if there is a book like the following:
1. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Modern-World...6854150&sr=1-1

2. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Germany-1918...6854133&sr=1-1

3. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Revise-Histo...6854118&sr=8-1

but for the AQA specification, that actually makes sense when your read it, not like this book:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/AQA-History-...6854164&sr=1-1


And I was thinking of dropping the subject, but that is how I felt with GCSE History but I got an A, 2 marks away from an A*. I know I can do it, but I need the right resources and teachers and so far, that hasn't happened...

Please help!?
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Are you on AQA or Edexcel?

I did Russia last year and I'm on the Edexcel course. I can reccomend a couple of books if you're on that board.
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(Original post by dreamtheater123)
Are you on AQA or Edexcel?
Title clearly says AQA....
(Original post by HEY_101)
For the AQA specification, that actually makes sense when your read it, not like this book:
The impact of Stalin's Leadership in the USSR, 1924-1941
What is wrong with it? it looks okay from what I can tell... maybe you just don't understand enough background history of Russia? :dontknow:
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yeh AQA erm yeh i need a book that explains the back ground of russia cuz my teacher 'assumes' that cuz we all got A/A*'s we know everything!
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Oh stop freaking crying, try coping with the same thing in Maths.
With history if you actually like the subject, you'd be researching everything on the internet all ready

EDIT: i think i know who negged me
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i picked maths as well and im okay, and i like one unit wer doing about britain, this unit is kinda confusing and i have tried to research but i think what tehFrance was saying is true, need more background info and some one to explain it...

and whats 'negged'? the negative rating thing? wasnt me :/
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yh drop it i did history at a-level. Horrible two years. But looking back at it reading about Russia was v.interesting but its the stupid exam that take the piss. I just learned everything thing from the textbook that you should have been given. The textbook thats specifically for that exam
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too late to drop it now

any recommendations of a book that simplifies Russia from 1900 to 1924?

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The aqa nelson thornes books are the best thing in the world for that course, I have a teacher just like yours, he doesn't teach things exactly in order or in detail so I just go through the book at my own pace and make notes.

Have you tried reading the introduction of the book? it helps a lot and it's what teachers use to tell you the background of the history you're studying before you go into the actual course material.

I wish I did that unit. I did Henry VIII.. very boring...
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thats what confused me the intro, but i bought a book that simplifies everything so i feel better, doing a bit eveyrday and i love henry VIII its soo cool, dont really like russia tbh but it is interesting in some aspects
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I suppose if you've got an interest in history you'll persevere which is why I did with Henry VIII and why I am with my teacher.. less than a year and then ill be at uni.. cannot wait for it! choosing what you want to study history wise = heaven!
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I was on OCR for history but we did the Russian Revolution and we used "Russia: From Autocracy to Communism" by Michael Lynch, which I recommend. It goes from the reign of Nicholas II to the beginning of World War 2.
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hi guys can i have your notes or essays if you still have them im doing the same course and really struggling . Thank you
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(Original post by HEY_101)
Basically, I have just started sixth form [well 2 weeks ago] and this topic out of all my subjects I find is the most difficult...

My teacher is practically an arse and jumps from one section to another and I am the most confused in the class-I feel like crying because I dont understand anything!

I just want to know if there is a book like the following:
1. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Modern-World...6854150&sr=1-1

2. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Germany-1918...6854133&sr=1-1

3. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Revise-Histo...6854118&sr=8-1

but for the AQA specification, that actually makes sense when your read it, not like this book:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/AQA-History-...6854164&sr=1-1


And I was thinking of dropping the subject, but that is how I felt with GCSE History but I got an A, 2 marks away from an A*. I know I can do it, but I need the right resources and teachers and so far, that hasn't happened...

Please help!?
Hi, I'm also doing this topic at AS and got an A* at GCSE. I have a friend who feels the same way as you, and at the moment I am actually tutoring her. If it helps, departmentalize it into sections such as Stalins rise to power in one, then NEP, collectivisation ect... Try to get the basic bones of the knowledge and then when you feel comfortable add the detailed facts, otherwise it'll confuse you by overloading and you'll be random on paper. Go over past essays and note what you've done right or wrong- and either never do it again or repeat it. Finally, go over all the topics and figure out the limited amount of exam questions they can ask you- our teacher has given us a list for each topic and there is only about four on each one masked in different ways. Hope this helps:')
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