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    I have a first practice write-up of my assignment in a couple days' time and, despite the revision I've been doing, I don't feel like I've memorised ANY of it

    It's about 8 pages long handwritten and I DO get a resource sheet to use which has my references and some prompts for the paragraphs on it, but I still need to learn most of the KU and ALL of the analysis, counterpoints and evaluation before I write it up.

    I realise that under timed conditions it's very unlikely I'm going to be able to remember everything or get it down on the paper but I feel completely unprepared. Does anyone have any techniques they are using/have used to learn their assignment?
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    (Original post by xDarcey)
    I have a first practice write-up of my assignment in a couple days' time and, despite the revision I've been doing, I don't feel like I've memorised ANY of it

    It's about 8 pages long handwritten and I DO get a resource sheet to use which has my references and some prompts for the paragraphs on it, but I still need to learn most of the KU and ALL of the analysis, counterpoints and evaluation before I write it up.

    I realise that under timed conditions it's very unlikely I'm going to be able to remember anything or get it down on the paper but I feel completely unprepared. Does anyone have any techniques they are using/have used to learn their assignment?
    There are some explanations of memory techniques here
    https://intranet.birmingham.ac.uk/as...Techniques.pdf

    Not sure why you have to memorise a whole assignment? I see its highers, so that may explain it.
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    Why would you need at practice right up? They aren't allowed?
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    There are some explanations of memory techniques here
    https://intranet.birmingham.ac.uk/as...Techniques.pdf

    Not sure why you have to memorise a whole assignment? I see its highers, so that may explain it.
    Thanks! I'll try using some of those techniques.
    I don't understand what you mean by asking why I need to memorise it? In the final assignment, the only thing you are allowed to take in is a resources sheet, which contains only your references to historians' views and some very basic notes to prompt your writing (with a maximum of 250 words total, including the references). You have to learn the rest of it.


    (Original post by CaitlinM1)
    Why would you need at practice right up? They aren't allowed?
    I think the practice is mostly just to work out our timing and to see how much we can actually remember and get down on the paper within the time limit. You're allowed to do practice write-ups but the teacher isn't allowed to explicitly tell you how many marks your assignment would receive if you submitted it to the SQA.
 
 
 
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