Whats the best way to revise for History GCSE

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I am not very confident when it comes to history. History in general makes me feel stressed as I feel like I cannot do it at all. When it came to revising for my end of year exams, I just rewrote all of my notes more briefly and I am not sure that that was the best way to revise. I made a huge timeline of the events that happened in Germany. Is there a better way to make notes?:bricks:
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I rewrite everything down in my own notes too, but i dont stop there, i read my notes like im reading some novel, that puts me into the mindset that in the history course im doing, there'll be a beginning, middle and end just like a story. once i get down the happenings and ''plot'' of that time period, i learn some dates associated to that a particular event along with some people.
though i would say that does require more effort and i feel like there's better ways so i've thought of this way to revise which i might use for my A level history.

get flash cards. one side per event (E.G Hitler's germany the Reichstag fire) on this event you must include: dates, people, what happens surrounding the event (the cause of it and the outcome) so for reichstag fire you can include the laws such as enabling act, the law for the protection of people and state + people such as communists were accused, some believe it was the nazis who conspire the whole thing.
i feel like this way is a bit more organised than the other one.

but of course once you do them, you have to read them again and again until you get it, i dont think anyone will remember it just by writing it down once so keep in mind that it's not going to be a one night thing.
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The important thing is to understand the concatenation of events. Draw a timeline of these events to memorise it. Then on a second page, summarise each event mentioned on the timeline in one sentence so you can detail them if necessary.

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I found learning the time line helpful and just reading the revision guide trying to make links to remember it easier.


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(Original post by ihatePE;[url="tel:66790646")
66790646[/url]]I rewrite everything down in my own notes too, but i dont stop there, i read my notes like im reading some novel, that puts me into the mindset that in the history course im doing, there'll be a beginning, middle and end just like a story. once i get down the happenings and ''plot'' of that time period, i learn some dates associated to that a particular event along with some people.
though i would say that does require more effort and i feel like there's better ways so i've thought of this way to revise which i might use for my A level history.

get flash cards. one side per event (E.G Hitler's germany the Reichstag fire) on this event you must include: dates, people, what happens surrounding the event (the cause of it and the outcome) so for reichstag fire you can include the laws such as enabling act, the law for the protection of people and state + people such as communists were accused, some believe it was the nazis who conspire the whole thing.
i feel like this way is a bit more organised than the other one.

but of course once you do them, you have to read them again and again until you get it, i dont think anyone will remember it just by writing it down once so keep in mind that it's not going to be a one night thing.
Use this and also write essay questions (timed). This will get you to write faster so you can have time to think in the exam.

I also found going to after school revision helped a lot as the teachers can help you and you could be rewarded for your efforts
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(Original post by ihatePE)
I rewrite everything down in my own notes too, but i dont stop there, i read my notes like im reading some novel, that puts me into the mindset that in the history course im doing, there'll be a beginning, middle and end just like a story. once i get down the happenings and ''plot'' of that time period, i learn some dates associated to that a particular event along with some people.
though i would say that does require more effort and i feel like there's better ways so i've thought of this way to revise which i might use for my A level history.

get flash cards. one side per event (E.G Hitler's germany the Reichstag fire) on this event you must include: dates, people, what happens surrounding the event (the cause of it and the outcome) so for reichstag fire you can include the laws such as enabling act, the law for the protection of people and state + people such as communists were accused, some believe it was the nazis who conspire the whole thing.
i feel like this way is a bit more organised than the other one.

but of course once you do them, you have to read them again and again until you get it, i dont think anyone will remember it just by writing it down once so keep in mind that it's not going to be a one night thing.
I've just been condensing sections into 1 flash card like all of the ways used to help Germany's recovery and just keeping everything in the same bit on less paper seems to help. My condensing skills still need some work but I feel that when it comes to revision for mocks and exams, Ill be less stressed and anxious.
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