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    I am currently taking GCSE History. My teacher is great but there is a limit to how much they can help. She says i have the potential to achieve grade 9 as i currently get 8s but need to concentrate and not "waffle" when writing answers, so ways the plan and write answers would also be great. Any ways to revise history effectively without re-writing the whole textbook would be great. I struggle to summarise the more needed information and tend to write more than I need to for revision which isn't bad but there are a lot better ways to do it. Any help would be amazing, thanks.
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    Look at the text book, and think of how you can turn the content into an exam question. And then write the question with bullet point answers on a flash card . Thats how I did it in year 11.

    What periods do you study?
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    (Original post by SuperHuman98)
    Look at the text book, and think of how you can turn the content into an exam question. And then write the question with bullet point answers on a flash card . Thats how I did it in year 11.

    What periods do you study?
    We do Elizabeth, Korea, WW2, medicine and Vietnam I believe. Thanks for the advice, ill try it.
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    I would say keep 10 dates in a list from each topic. These are the ones to remember for the exam. Keep them in sections of 4 if either dates chronologically or what they’re about. Re write these until they’re in your head the night before the exam and write out again in the morning to ensure you have remembered them

    Now, write out 5 events that are the MOST important these have to span any question for that topic you’re asked as I do not know your exam paper I’ll have to be vague. From these five do two underneath each one that support and/or link to that one for a narrative question- very specific, sorry. You can learn these easily by linking them to the two others. But if one of the sub 2 is needed for another you still learnt them and have the knowledge.

    Once in the exam write all of these out as not to forget any.

    Hope this helps!
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