Really struggling with History (OCR)

Watch this thread
JManning
Badges: 1
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#1
Report Thread starter 6 years ago
#1
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.
0
reply
The Learn Ranger
Badges: 18
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#2
Report 6 years ago
#2
I've moved your question to the History forum where you're more likely to get responses.
1
reply
BB8
Badges: 10
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#3
Report 6 years ago
#3
(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?
1
reply
JManning
Badges: 1
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#4
Report Thread starter 6 years ago
#4
Thanks for your help

I'm doing Civil Rights in the USA.
Women, Native Americans, African Americans and Trade Unions.
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

How did your AQA Combined Science - Biology Paper 1 go?

Loved the paper - Feeling positive (59)
34.91%
The paper was reasonable (67)
39.64%
Not feeling great about that exam... (27)
15.98%
It was TERRIBLE (16)
9.47%

Watched Threads

View All