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    I'm in A2 year studying French, History and Religious Studies.

    I'm fine with the other two, but revising History has been a pain in the neck. No matter how much I revise, I can't get my head around the essay structure- it's getting me so frustrated. My teacher has predicted me a D/E and I've honestly been trying but I don't seem to be learning from my mistakes. I've asked my teacher time and time again but it's like he can't help me. I think I understand his feedback but I go and do another essay question and get a D or a C.

    Any help from any former/current OCR History student would be great, thanks.
    Also, good luck for all of your upcoming exams.
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    I've moved your question to the History forum where you're more likely to get responses.
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    (Original post by JManning)
    I'm in A2 year studying French, History and Religious Studies.

    I'm fine with the other two, but revising History has been a pain in the neck. No matter how much I revise, I can't get my head around the essay structure- it's getting me so frustrated. My teacher has predicted me a D/E and I've honestly been trying but I don't seem to be learning from my mistakes. I've asked my teacher time and time again but it's like he can't help me. I think I understand his feedback but I go and do another essay question and get a D or a C.

    Any help from any former/current OCR History student would be great, thanks.
    Also, good luck for all of your upcoming exams.
    Write thematically, not chronologically.
    Draw comparisons - writing about 2 factors separately in the same paragraph won't get many marks. You need to say which had more of an effect etc
    Use your knowledge to build an argument - instead of "in x year, y happened," write "in x year, y happened which affected //question// because ----, and is also similar to this other thing that happened in this other year. however y thing had more of an overall effect because ----"
    Link to the question explicitly (i.e. pretty much write out the question) literally every paragraph

    (However I'm in the same boat - from an A at AS, a high C is the highest I've managed this year...)

    What topic are you doing?
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    Thanks for your help

    I'm doing Civil Rights in the USA.
    Women, Native Americans, African Americans and Trade Unions.
 
 
 
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