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I'm currently enjoying A Level History, but I have so many notes! In my folder I have organised them all chronologically and now I'm starting to write them up in notebooks more condensed down (like a revision guide) so that I can more effectively revise for tests and use my big folder for specific stuff.

How would past students recommend organizing history notes? Chronologically? Thematically (social economy politics) for each ruler? I'm doing Tsarist and Communist Russia

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Hi!
I'm currently enjoying A Level History, but I have so many notes! In my folder I have organised them all chronologically and now I'm starting to write them up in notebooks more condensed down (like a revision guide) so that I can more effectively revise for tests and use my big folder for specific stuff.

How would past students recommend organizing history notes? Chronologically? Thematically (social economy politics) for each ruler? I'm doing Tsarist and Communist Russia

Thanks
Lever arch or multiple small folders.

I would then use those colour dividers or pockets. I think I used more pockets tbh.


Just keep your notes by sections.

Tsarism

Revolution

Lenin in power.

Stalin in power

I would want my basic notes= more detail, but asap I would want t be redrafting and making them revision notes.

I also used to draw up lots of timelines and mind maps.
I would be focusing on subjects, then. Your subject notes are where it all comes together. yes they follow chronology, but are also more specialised and focused.
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Hi!
I'm currently enjoying A Level History, but I have so many notes! In my folder I have organised them all chronologically and now I'm starting to write them up in notebooks more condensed down (like a revision guide) so that I can more effectively revise for tests and use my big folder for specific stuff.

How would past students recommend organizing history notes? Chronologically? Thematically (social economy politics) for each ruler? I'm doing Tsarist and Communist Russia

Thanks
Hi, there. First of all, I would recommend getting one of those large lever arch folders if you haven't got one already because over the course of Year 12 and 13, you will have a lot of work you need to put away safely. Secondly, I would get a handful of folder labels and sort those out into different topics according to your specification, i.e. one folder label may say Families and Households (Sociology). I know I used an example for Sociology but the same concept applies. With revision notes, I would keep them together next to the relevant work or put them in another folder diver and clearly label it as revision notes for x which makes it easier to find. Hope this helps.
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Hi!
I'm currently enjoying A Level History, but I have so many notes! In my folder I have organised them all chronologically and now I'm starting to write them up in notebooks more condensed down (like a revision guide) so that I can more effectively revise for tests and use my big folder for specific stuff.

How would past students recommend organizing history notes? Chronologically? Thematically (social economy politics) for each ruler? I'm doing Tsarist and Communist Russia

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I would look at potential questions and group the data under that, eg. 'five year plans' with all the info on that potential Q
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