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I have mocks coming up for Medicine through time and life in Germany and have no clue how to revise for them

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I have mocks coming up for Medicine through time and life in Germany and have no clue how to revise for them

Any tips or advice would be most grateful.
I never studied that at all, but I reckon you need to start shortening your notes. When I do my history revision, I like to be at the point where I just have a list of dates/names/ acts passed, and use them as triggers for extra info. Does that make sense? Probably not. Sorry.
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Practice essay writing. Ensure that you're answering the question, have evidence to back up your points, and are writing in the pee style. Also analyse and say how far, constantly use extent words. (Assuming this is AS level.. but a lot of it still applies whether it's GCSE and definitely for A2 as well.)

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Practice essay writing. Ensure that you're answering the question, have evidence to back up your points, and are writing in the pee style. Also analyse and say how far, constantly use extent words. (Assuming this is AS level.. but a lot of it still applies whether it's GCSE and definitely for A2 as well.)

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So right for A2, definitely. I think my hand is going to drop off.
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I never studied that at all, but I reckon you need to start shortening your notes. When I do my history revision, I like to be at the point where I just have a list of dates/names/ acts passed, and use them as triggers for extra info. Does that make sense? Probably not. Sorry.
Erm I kinda get it. Is there anything online that can help?
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Practice essay writing. Ensure that you're answering the question, have evidence to back up your points, and are writing in the pee style. Also analyse and say how far, constantly use extent words. (Assuming this is AS level.. but a lot of it still applies whether it's GCSE and definitely for A2 as well.)

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Would I be marking the question my self?
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Erm I kinda get it. Is there anything online that can help?
Doesn't BBC have a section in their education site all broken down into A Levels, GCSEs, Scottish Qualifications etc that might have medicine through the life and times of Germany notes? It depends.
Or you could google it and see if other schools have done this particular module and put their notes up online, especially if it's a popular module.
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Doesn't BBC have a section in their education site all broken down into A Levels, GCSEs, Scottish Qualifications etc that might have medicine through the life and times of Germany notes? It depends.
Or you could google it and see if other schools have done this particular module and put their notes up online, especially if it's a popular module.
That's a good idea thanks :yy:
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Essay writing is the best revision you can do. Write several essays with different types of questions, always linking back to the question. If you do so you will be alright. Good luck!
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Would I be marking the question my self?
Not necessarily, if you have a teacher who's willing to look it over, give it to them. If not check it over yourself, see if there's any detail you could add. Post it on this thread, or on tsr in general, maybe someone who does the same topic as you will come across it.
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Sue to your topics mentioned and your use of secondary in title I am guessing you are doing GCSE (I did medicine through time and american west for GCSE) the links in here to essays (A2) are not relevant I'd this is the case. The way GCSE works is with several different type of questions practice as many of the different types and learn the rules of what you need to do. Example briefly describe ... Means you need to make five points or explain two. Our teacher gave us a booklet with every exam question so far perhaps ask your teacher for some questions they often have access to this

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Not necessarily, if you have a teacher who's willing to look it over, give it to them. If not check it over yourself, see if there's any detail you could add. Post it on this thread, or on tsr in general, maybe someone who does the same topic as you will come across it.
Wouldn't my teacher find that quite annoying :erm:

I guess I could use TSR as well as a way of marking it.
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Sue to your topics mentioned and your use of secondary in title I am guessing you are doing GCSE (I did medicine through time and american west for GCSE) the links in here to essays (A2) are not relevant I'd this is the case. The way GCSE works is with several different type of questions practice as many of the different types and learn the rules of what you need to do. Example briefly describe ... Means you need to make five points or explain two. Our teacher gave us a booklet with every exam question so far perhaps ask your teacher for some questions they often have access to this

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Erm I'll quite easily be able to find questions online

So it's just basically knowing the structure on how to answer the questions.
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I have mocks coming up for Medicine through time and life in Germany and have no clue how to revise for them

Any tips or advice would be most grateful.
I did both of those topics at GCSE and got full marks in the final exam. I revised by summarising all my notes into key, easy to remember points and regularly going over these (rereading and rewriting etc). Practice questions and a knowledge of how to answer the questions is really beneficial too. Good luck with your mocks!
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Wouldn't my teacher find that quite annoying :erm:

I guess I could use TSR as well as a way of marking it.

I suppose, depends on your teachers though. I think mine would be quite excited that I was doing extra work...
Maybe if you give it to them every couple of weeks rather than a whole load all at once or maybe vice versa. Also, make sure that you are acting on feedback, so they don't feel like you're not taking on board what they say. They might begin to feel that its worthwhile, even if at first its irritating, when they see your essay technique improving.
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I did both of those topics at GCSE and got full marks in the final exam. I revised by summarising all my notes into key, easy to remember points and regularly going over these (rereading and rewriting etc). Practice questions and a knowledge of how to answer the questions is really beneficial too. Good luck with your mocks!
Ahh yes I should probably start by making notes.. I've never actually made notes before for any subject
Thanks hopefully it goes well..
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I suppose, depends on your teachers though. I think mine would be quite excited that I was doing extra work...
Maybe if you give it to them every couple of weeks rather than a whole load all at once or maybe vice versa. Also, make sure that you are acting on feedback, so they don't feel like you're not taking on board what they say. They might begin to feel that its worthwhile, even if at first its irritating, when they see your essay technique improving.
I don't know.. my teachers quite lazy. I'm not too sure how she would feel about me giving her extra marking.
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I don't know.. my teachers quite lazy. I'm not too sure how she would feel about me giving her extra marking.
Fair enough. You might want to try and get her to do some of the marking though, as after all she's the expert. Do you have a parents evening anytime soon? when you could get your parents to hint that you're doing extra work that needs marking?
Otherwise, tsr may be your best bet.
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Fair enough. You might want to try and get her to do some of the marking though, as after all she's the expert. Do you have a parents evening anytime soon? when you could get your parents to hint that you're doing extra work that needs marking?
Otherwise, tsr may be your best bet.
I'm not too sure when my parents evening is. But yea I'll probably have to rely on TSR then
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The thing that helps me the most in revising for history is just re-reading my notes. Although, bullet point lists and mind maps also helps me tremendously during my revision for American Race 1930s-2000, although the latter is too exhausting to do.


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Sorry for the horrible grammar
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