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I thought it might be nice to create a general discussion and chat thread for history students (and graduates, and just lovers of history....) at all levels. Everyone is welcome! :woo:

I thought we could use this as an icebreaker:

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Favourite period/aspect of history:

If anyone's got a better idea for a snazzy thread name, let me know






Mrs. Lintott: Now. How do you define history Mr. Rudge?
Rudge: Can I speak freely, Miss? Without being hit?
Mrs. Lintott: I will protect you.
Rudge: How do I define history? It's just one ****in' thing after another.




If you have a specific question it's still best to make a new thread in the main History forum.
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I'll start off :woo:

Level: Graduate
Subjects studied: History - mainly British history. I did my dissertation on penicillin and STIs
Favourite period/aspect of history: Historiography was/is easily my favourite aspect of history and it's the bit that's had the most use in my life.
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i am a History stadent at GCSE leavel 2nd year and find it very hard. any tips?
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i am a History stadent at GCSE leavel 2nd year and find it very hard. any tips?
Megan.
What about it do you find difficult?
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I am a GCSE AQA History B student, I am doing my exams in less than two months and I am so scared! I feel quite confident but have no idea how I am going to learn everything because there is so much to learn! Anybody have any tips from past experience with GCSE? Thanks!
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I found the exam techniques quite helpful from these videos
Also, use them to practice past paper questions it helps you to remember better the content. It works for me though.

4 marker - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UfZLWKOOlQ
6 marker - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRZVQrXYz7Y
10 marker - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihzQEBoJLfM

My teacher has told me that 60% of the exam is technique and 40% is knowledge, but ofcourse you need knowledge to answer the questions using the technique.
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my teacher never teaches us technique.... jus throws the questions at us... Anyone know of any handy webpages which would help me learm techniques ?
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other than the above videos
or anyone any tips?
Im doing GCSE Edexcel History, on the 1st and 10 june...
Thanx in advance...
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(Original post by Puddles the Monkey)
I thought it might be nice to create a general discussion and chat thread for history students (and graduates, and just lovers of history....) at all levels. Everyone is welcome! :woo:

I thought we could use this as an icebreaker:

Level:
Subjects studying:
Favourite period/aspect of history:

If anyone's got a better idea for a snazzy thread name, let me know






Mrs. Lintott: Now. How do you define history Mr. Rudge?
Rudge: Can I speak freely, Miss? Without being hit?
Mrs. Lintott: I will protect you.
Rudge: How do I define history? It's just one ****in' thing after another.




If you have a specific question it's still best to make a new thread in the main History forum.
Level: A Level
Subjects studying: 16th Century- Mid Tudor Crisis and Elizabeth I
Favourite period/aspect of history: China 1839-1911, specifically the causation of the Xinhai Revolution in 1911. I'm also then interested in China 1912-1945, but that assumes a different theme to my original interest, so I've separated them.
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Level: A Level (AQA)
Subjects studying: The Making of Modern Britain, 1951-2007 (boring as hell)
Favourite period/aspect of history: Japan, 1600-1945...its really interesting and cool how it transformed from a feudal state to a modern "democracy" in just 50 years

Note: I don't know if I should ask this on here, but could anyone help me with my coursework please? Really stressing out about it :cry:
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Level: A2
Subjects studied: History - The British Raj, The unification of Italy, And Germany 1900-1945
Favourite period/aspect of history: My favourite aspect of history is definitely those that are characterised as modern history, especially Germany and America
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(Original post by werdo1997)
Level: A Level (AQA)
Subjects studying: The Making of Modern Britain, 1951-2007 (boring as hell)
Favourite period/aspect of history: Japan, 1600-1945...its really interesting and cool how it transformed from a feudal state to a modern "democracy" in just 50 years

Note: I don't know if I should ask this on here, but could anyone help me with my coursework please? Really stressing out about it :cry:
Still need help with your coursework?
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Level: A2
Subjects studying: The Making of Modern Britain 1951-2007, for coursework it was the Civil Rights Movement and AS was Totalitarian states and the Vietnam War
Favourite period/aspect of history: Modern history is my go to, but I have also been fascinated with Ancient Egypt since I was young.
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Anyone doing the A2 thematic paper on German Nationalism?
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Level: Undergrad
Subjects studying: Quite a lot, though I'm specialising in ancient and contemporary history (South Africa and the Caribbean mainly)
Favourite period/aspect of history: My favourite periods are antiquity and the late 19th-20th century. General topics that I find interesting include ethnicity, (ethnic) identity, international relations, and decolonisation and post-colonialism.
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Still need help with your coursework?
Thanks for the offer to help, but its a bit late now The deadline was on May 15th xD
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Anyone doing the A2 thematic paper on German Nationalism?
YES! Is your exam tomorrow?
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YES! Is your exam tomorrow?
Yay!
Yeah, it is.
How are you feeling about it?
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Yay!
Yeah, it is.
How are you feeling about it?
I'm feeling okay about it I think, I quite like exams that are laid out like this. I did well on my coursework so am not worrying so much about this exam. Equally, it's stressing me out a bit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I'm feeling okay about it I think, I quite like exams that are laid out like this. I did well on my coursework so am not worrying so much about this exam. Equally, it's stressing me out a bit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Couldnt have put it better tbh.
I think its quite a predictable paper cause they tend to ask the same kind of questions year after year. I hope there is one about the popularity of Nationalism, thats one of the easiest i think we could get.
How are you finding timing? Have you timed yourself before answering a question?
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Couldnt have put it better tbh.
I think its quite a predictable paper cause they tend to ask the same kind of questions year after year. I hope there is one about the popularity of Nationalism, thats one of the easiest i think we could get.
How are you finding timing? Have you timed yourself before answering a question?
Yeah, I've just been planning out and learning essay plans frantically all week. I do like that one, as I think it's a nice one to do in terms of time periods. I really want a management question to come up and something on the economy!

Timing is quite tight, I've been timing myself yes, and I can just about fit it in. I've not done a full 2 hour stint though. What about you?
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