Can somebody help me learn exam technique?

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gregy521
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I can understand history and I've been told I know a huge amount in knowledge, but I can't seem to answer the questions properly. I can understand all the topics in exams like context, key individuals, factors of change or innovation etc but I can't do well in the actual exams. Could somebody help me with the exam technique, or find me some revision material to study?
Edit: exam board is AQA
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I think with history the main technique to get into the top bands is the ability to link the facts to each other instead of just writing stand alone paragraphs. For example in the history of medicine, the decision of Crick and Watson to work in a team led to the quick discovery of DNA, hence the technological advance that helped cure people so you can say that technological advance is linked to team work.
When i was revising, I found the best thing was to make minds maps and give each key factor a colour and stick to it across the mind maps then go back in with a different colour and draw on the links between the factors and go from there
Hope this helps/makes sense- if you have any more questions just ask
(I got an A* GCSE history and an A in AS history)
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(Original post by gregy521)
I can understand history and I've been told I know a huge amount in knowledge, but I can't seem to answer the questions properly. I can understand all the topics in exams like context, key individuals, factors of change or innovation etc but I can't do well in the actual exams. Could somebody help me with the exam technique, or find me some revision material to study?
Edit: exam board is AQA
What level? GCSE or A-level?
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I put it in the tags.
Also, thanks for the advice. History is one of the very few subjects I'm really weak at. (The other is English literature, blech)
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