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Hiya,
I'm doing AS Level Archaeology. The exam's on the 14th May and I'm finding it hard to learn all the damned definitions! Does anyone who's studied/studying this have any tips? I know a few, it's just matching them to good case studies that's tricky.
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Sorry you've not had any responses about this. Are you sure you’ve posted in the right place? Posting in the specific Study Help forum should help get responses.

I'm going to quote in Puddles the Monkey now so she can move your thread to the right place if it's needed. :yy:

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Hiya,
I'm doing AS Level Archaeology. The exam's on the 14th May and I'm finding it hard to learn all the damned definitions! Does anyone who's studied/studying this have any tips? I know a few, it's just matching them to good case studies that's tricky.
Thanks!
Hi Yellow

My name is Amy and I am a second year Archaeology student at BU.

Unfortunately the only way for me is to memorise the whole thing. I read the definition and case study, close my eyes and repeat it. I do this until I am word perfect.

It isn't a perfect way of doing things but it will get it into your head. I also find a beat helps, you know like when you learnt the alphabet at school? It stays in your head better.

Best of luck!

Amy
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Hi Yellow

My name is Amy and I am a second year Archaeology student at BU.

Unfortunately the only way for me is to memorise the whole thing. I read the definition and case study, close my eyes and repeat it. I do this until I am word perfect.

It isn't a perfect way of doing things but it will get it into your head. I also find a beat helps, you know like when you learnt the alphabet at school? It stays in your head better.

Best of luck!

Amy
Ah thanks! I'm an Amy too haha I'll try the beats thing, do you mean like a song? That sounds clever, I'll try it... At the moment I've just made some half-arsed attempt to associate the word with the case studies, but it isnt really working. Its hard focusing when definitions is like the most boring bit of the subject and I know I could be revising some really amazing case studies
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Ah thanks! I'm an Amy too haha I'll try the beats thing, do you mean like a song? That sounds clever, I'll try it... At the moment I've just made some half-arsed attempt to associate the word with the case studies, but it isnt really working. Its hard focusing when definitions is like the most boring bit of the subject and I know I could be revising some really amazing case studies
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Hiya Amy!

songs work well, although I meant more the beat from poems (I can't spell the word for love nor money, it is the one that begins with an r).

Pictures seem to work well to the sillier the better (at least for me )

i know now the feeling, but stick with it! We Amy's are going to do awesome!

good luck!!!

Amy
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This set of revision cards is made up of Archaeology key terms and definitions - you can test yourself on them too - key words will be extracted from the cards and you'll have to drag them back into the right place - try it and let me know what you think.
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Totally worked! The exam was today i nailed it! The definitions questions asked for sacrifice, ancestral cult and shaman done and done!
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Totally worked! The exam was today i nailed it! The definitions questions asked for sacrifice, ancestral cult and shaman done and done!
Congrats!
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I'm just starting to study AS archaeology independently (not attending a specific college) and I don't yet have a copy of 2015 paper, so if there is anything else you (or anyone else) can remember from the exam, especially if you specialised in Roman Europe it would be really helpful. I'm a mature student who has already graduated and so I know how crappy A2 can be but keep going and good luck!
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I'm just starting to study AS archaeology independently (not attending a specific college) and I don't yet have a copy of 2015 paper, so if there is anything else you (or anyone else) can remember from the exam, especially if you specialised in Roman Europe it would be really helpful. I'm a mature student who has already graduated and so I know how crappy A2 can be but keep going and good luck!
Sorry man, we did prehistory or something. Ugh my memory is awful! I think I've repressed the exam season!
Questions on ARCH1 paper were just prehistory stuff and those definitions...
My teacher is the lady who writes ARCH2... We were set a question on levelling, one on 'what can this freshwater shell found at this site tell us?' aaaand some other stuff.
That was totally unhelpful.
Kinda given you a gist of the exam.
Sorry.
ahh.
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I'm just starting to study AS archaeology independently (not attending a specific college) and I don't yet have a copy of 2015 paper, so if there is anything else you (or anyone else) can remember from the exam, especially if you specialised in Roman Europe it would be really helpful. I'm a mature student who has already graduated and so I know how crappy A2 can be but keep going and good luck!
Hi I did Roman Europe in ARCH1 but I cannot remember what was in the exam, sorry I do have my revision materials if they would be of use to you, it's my full answers to the key words and then essay plans for the key sites and key themes. I got an A in ARCH1. However, I don't really have any revision materials for ARCH2.
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