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Hi guys.

To anyone else doing this topic, how are you revising for it? And are you finding your revision successful?

I find that I'm struggling to memorise information at the moment, the textbooks seem to be endless, and it's too much to process!
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I'm struggling too, all seems so vague and the questions seem to want you to build points of tiniest amounts of information...

I would suggest using Flashcards and incorporating the exam questions into them, that way your flashcards are directly addressing what the exam is asking you

As for successful it takes a long time but I certainly feel more confident after making each set

What are you doing currently for revising politics?
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I'm struggling too, all seems so vague and the questions seem to want you to build points of tiniest amounts of information...

I would suggest using Flashcards and incorporating the exam questions into them, that way your flashcards are directly addressing what the exam is asking you

As for successful it takes a long time but I certainly feel more confident after making each set

What are you doing currently for revising politics?
I find that I simply cannot answer an exam question under timed conditions, I have to look at the mark scheme - the questions constantly stump me. My AS revision methods are not working at all.

Well I have been focussing my revision on exam questions, making notes for it. This seems to have a bit of success but still not 100% confident. If a question asks for whether anarchism is utopian I don't answer it; I just plan it out and find points that support the question.

What grade are you aiming for?
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The questions constantly confuse me as well, I'll think i've covered a whole topic, then look at a past question and realise I've never even heard of that aspect of x ideology

So do you feel like your revision method encompasses the whole of each ideology? because currently my method covers about 90-95% of it, as I tend to discover new areas of the ideology i've never seen as i work through past questions...

AS seems like a much simpler time :'...

I'm hoping for an A or an A* so I'm really concerned about politics at the moment :confused: what about you?

I tend to find the latter ideologies (Nationalism etc) much easier than the first 4....
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The questions constantly confuse me as well, I'll think i've covered a whole topic, then look at a past question and realise I've never even heard of that aspect of x ideology

So do you feel like your revision method encompasses the whole of each ideology? because currently my method covers about 90-95% of it, as I tend to discover new areas of the ideology i've never seen as i work through past questions...

AS seems like a much simpler time :'...

I'm hoping for an A or an A* so I'm really concerned about politics at the moment :confused: what about you?

I tend to find the latter ideologies (Nationalism etc) much easier than the first 4....
Oh my, that is exactly the same for me.

I am aiming for the same, realistically politics will not be my A* grade but it needs to be an A grade. Terrified!!

Yes, I especially like multiculturalism and nationalism - they seem have more predictable questions when you look at the past papers?
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Yeah I'm so terrified too

True, though I tend to find Ecology and feminism are the easiest of the last four? They seem to be smaller topics in general I think. Are you planning on doing 6 instead of 8 ideologies seeing as you don't have to revise them all?

So in terms of your revision, you're just making notes relevant to exam questions?
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Yeah I'm so terrified too

True, though I tend to find Ecology and feminism are the easiest of the last four? They seem to be smaller topics in general I think. Are you planning on doing 6 instead of 8 ideologies seeing as you don't have to revise them all?

So in terms of your revision, you're just making notes relevant to exam questions?
I do NOT get on with ecologism AT ALL! It is the worst topic ever.

I will be doing them all, because I will totally kick myself if I'm faced with difficult questions and I omit one ideology. However, I will initially do 6 in depth and then when I have extra time I will cover the last topic, so it is kind of low priority if that makes sense?

And basically yes, that combined with reading the textbook from cover to cover repeatedly. :pinch:
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Nah Conservatism or Nationalism are the worst, especially as Conservatism itself is basically not an ideology, just a reaction to other ideologies :confused:

Yeah that's what i'm planning to do, how many have you done so far?

Ahh i'm just doing as many past questions as I can, seems to be the best way now.
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Nah Conservatism or Nationalism are the worst, especially as Conservatism itself is basically not an ideology, just a reaction to other ideologies :confused:

Yeah that's what i'm planning to do, how many have you done so far?

Ahh i'm just doing as many past questions as I can, seems to be the best way now.
But doesn't that just make Conservatism perfect? The exam questions on internal coherence and pragmatism v principle are easy in comparison with socialism 45 markers!
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