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Soooo I have my first history exam in a week, and stupidly I've been putting off and putting off revising history because I find history really hard >.<
Could you guys possibly give me your best revision techniques for history? I'm doing Edexcel, and my units are Nazi Germany, the Cold War and British Society
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Hey, I have my history exam on Monday next week (AQA) and haven't started either. My teacher has made a load of summary sheets for all the topics containing all the relevant information which I am just going to read over them 5/6 times. What also helps is if you actually try and interest yourself in the topic your studying, which i find easy to do because I actually find history quite interesting.

Good Luck!
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Hey, I have my history exam on Monday next week (AQA) and haven't started either. My teacher has made a load of summary sheets for all the topics containing all the relevant information which I am just going to read over them 5/6 times. What also helps is if you actually try and interest yourself in the topic your studying, which i find easy to do because I actually find history quite interesting.

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Thank you!
Are you doing Nazi Germany as well by any chance? I have no information on the early Nazi Party (1919-1929), do you happen to have any sheets or anything? My teacher gave us no resources on it!
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Thank you!
Are you doing Nazi Germany as well by any chance? I have no information on the early Nazi Party (1919-1929), do you happen to have any sheets or anything? My teacher gave us no resources on it!
I am doing Nazi Germany but we learn nothing before 1929 (so our first topic for Nazi Germany is Nazis and the Great Depression) .Sorry
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I am doing Nazi Germany but we learn nothing about before 1929 (so our first topic for Nazi Germany is Nazis and the Great Depression) .Sorry
Ah well, thank you for your help though
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anyone got any predictions for the exam on Monday?


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Thank you!
Are you doing Nazi Germany as well by any chance? I have no information on the early Nazi Party (1919-1929), do you happen to have any sheets or anything? My teacher gave us no resources on it!
Are you doing from Kaiser to Fuhrer? If so I've got a few bits that might help you. PM me.
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Im in same position. If you have the textbook make notes and questions for your self and keep testing yourself on it. Try do atleast 2 sections from the textbook for 2 days and then do past paper exam questions. Are you also doing cold war exam on monday?
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(Original post by RachJess4)
Thank you!
Are you doing Nazi Germany as well by any chance? I have no information on the early Nazi Party (1919-1929), do you happen to have any sheets or anything? My teacher gave us no resources on it!
Hey, you should try this website

http://www.johndclare.net/Weimar6.htm
http://www.johndclare.net/

First link for what you're looking for, then second for more revision.. wooo
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(Original post by RachJess4)
Soooo I have my first history exam in a week, and stupidly I've been putting off and putting off revising history because I find history really hard >.<
Could you guys possibly give me your best revision techniques for history? I'm doing Edexcel, and my units are Nazi Germany, the Cold War and British Society
I have a cold war exam on Monday.
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I have Cold War and also 1915s-1940 USA in 1 paper.

Cold War divided into 3 sections and USA divided into 3 section. I started yesterday learning 1 section a day then doing some past questions.

Then on sunday the day before my exam i am going to keep doing past questions

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Guys be very careful because the Cold War exam papers have changed for the first time. All the syllabus is the same but the questions are worded differently to before so the past papers in Cold war are not as helpful as the Nazi and British Society ones, just a warning.
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Guys be very careful because the Cold War exam papers have changed for the first time. All the syllabus is the same but the questions are worded differently to before so the past papers in Cold war are not as helpful as the Nazi and British Society ones, just a warning.
yes im seconding this

look at the sylabus online (from 2013 first assessment 2015)
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I have Cold War and also 1915s-1940 USA in 1 paper.

Cold War divided into 3 sections and USA divided into 3 section. I started yesterday learning 1 section a day then doing some past questions.

Then on sunday the day before my exam i am going to keep doing past questions

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I have cold war in one paper and i am doing the same thing revising half a key topic a day until Monday.
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i cant believe i still havent started properly revising for history :argh::cry:
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Hi!!! I'm doing CIE IGCSE History, I've done the 1st paper but I've got the second source paper on Monday. I would say if you've written notes but just need to recap all you have to do is go through with a highlighter and read your notes (pretty obvious...worked for me). I find just doing a past paper writing down lines is BORING, so what I do is just pick a past paper question and brainstorm the question, that way I'm getting down all the points fast without writing long tedious sentences ( HOWEVER u need to be pretty confident on essay structure before you do this and don't do this in the EXAM!!! This is just something I did to get my mind warmed up). If you're doing Nazi Germany, International Relations and the Cold War I have the perfect site for you.
http://www.activehistory.co.uk/
Tbh, if your nearing the exam you don't want to be writing out notes from scratch ( u'll never get through unless you write 100 miles per hour...24/7), so I would just say get your textbook (s), get a pencil NOT A PEN (ur teacher or librarian will execute you!!!) and as you read each chapter use the pencil to underline all the key important things.To avoid injury form your teacher or librarian and get the material really inside your brain, go through all the chapters again as well as rubbing out the lines.
Another life saving tactics, are the HOLY GRAIL MARK SCHEMES. So in the past when the teacher set us a past paper to do, I would go to my 'bank' of mark schemes and basically read all the mark schemes. For most of the past papers I didn't even need to memorize the mark schemes as they were repeated so often and (SURPRISE, SURPRISE) I would get 95+% in most of them.
Hope this helps and GOOD LUCK
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(Original post by ibrahim24)
Hey, I have my history exam on Monday next week (AQA) and haven't started either. My teacher has made a load of summary sheets for all the topics containing all the relevant information which I am just going to read over them 5/6 times. What also helps is if you actually try and interest yourself in the topic your studying, which i find easy to do because I actually find history quite interesting.

Good Luck!

Hi,

I noticed that you're with AQA. Is it Option B and is your exam on Monday 1st June? If so, what topics are you doing? I am doing topics 1,2 and 3. Origins of World War One, Peacemaking and the League of Nations and Origins of World War Two. Those summary sheets that you're talking about sound quite good; if you've got any that are relevant to my topics, would you be able to send them to me?
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Hi,

I noticed that you're with AQA. Is it Option B and is your exam on Monday 1st June? If so, what topics are you doing? I am doing topics 1,2 and 3. Origins of World War One, Peacemaking and the League of Nations and Origins of World War Two. Those summary sheets that you're talking about sound quite good; if you've got any that are relevant to my topics, would you be able to send them to me?
Yeah Im doing option B and Im doing topics 2,3 and 4. I shouldn't really be sending them seeing as my teacher stopped another students mother from making photocopies to supply to her school but if you desperately need them PM me your email address.
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(Original post by RachJess4)
Soooo I have my first history exam in a week, and stupidly I've been putting off and putting off revising history because I find history really hard >.<
Could you guys possibly give me your best revision techniques for history? I'm doing Edexcel, and my units are Nazi Germany, the Cold War and British Society
I'm doing exactly the same units! I hate the cold war but love the unit about how the Nazi's rose to power, it's really interesting.
Anyway i've only started revising but I use bitesize because it gives you a lot of info.

Good luck!
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