I'm planning to skim through history, how to maximise effectiveness of revision?

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I know I'm screwed for history, the content it just too much...so I came up with a new strategy.

Out of the 11 grades I get. I know the only ones I will struggle to get a top grade are on History, Chinese and German. What's the best way to minimise time spent on history, so I can focus on getting A* on other subjects. I'm not too sure about English Lit, so that's 7 A*, my mum will be fine with that.

I was thinking of revising the whole syllabus, but ignoring dates, only remembering key dates like 1066, 1937, 1938, 1914, and so on. How would my grade be without knowledge of dates?
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I know I'm screwed for history, the content it just too much...so I came up with a new strategy.

Out of the 11 grades I get. I know the only ones I will struggle to get a top grade are on History, Chinese and German. What's the best way to minimise time spent on history, so I can focus on getting A* on other subjects. I'm not too sure about English Lit, so that's 7 A*, my mum will be fine with that.

I was thinking of revising the whole syllabus, but ignoring dates, only remembering key dates like 1066, 1937, 1938, 1914, and so on. How would my grade be without knowledge of dates?
Dates on their own are just a bunch of dates.


Just reduce your revision notes to 10-20 key facts per topic.
Three to six pages of revision notes should be enough.
It then boils down to just being smart in the exam and maximising.
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for learning the theories/facts - flash cards

for learning how to write good essays - write essays
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Dates on their own are just a bunch of dates.


Just reduce your revision notes to 10-20 key facts per topic.
Three to six pages of revision notes should be enough.
It then boils down to just being smart in the exam and maximising.
How big of an impact do you think it will have on the grade? I mean is it safe to say that we would only lose marks on dates with account questions?
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How big of an impact do you think it will have on the grade? I mean is it safe to say that we would only lose marks on dates with account questions?
There are key dates, but they serve more to keep things in the correct order. they are a lot fewer than you imagine. You cna write essays in a way that are less date based and more focused on analysis and evaluation.
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