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I'm currently in y11 and I'm doing crime&punishment through time, elizabeth, weimar germany and superpower relations and the cold war.
I don't really know where to begin for smart and efficient studying of all the content. pls help!!

edit: better wording + my exam board is edexcel, and can you also recommend some history study youtubers please
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(Original post by dianasaur)
I'm currently in y11 and I'm doing crime&punishment through time, elizabeth, weimar germany and superpower relations and the cold war.
I don't really know where to begin for smart and efficient studying of all the materials. pls help!!
I'm doing the same thing. u should start by reading the text book for a few hours 1-2, and do this everyday, i found it useful if u record urself reading these notes and then listening to them for example on the bus, way to skl genral free time, its acc better when u listen rather than read. also I found crime and punishment hard but now its quite easy I went on YouTube and theres this channel where u can also listen but can watch aswell called Mr swift history ( theres other channels aswell but I prefer this one the most) yh I found that really useful and listen to him ever day to skl and now its just in my head and I understand and rememeber everything. I think they do the other topics aswell for like germany and that. now I've started writing notes and just doing some mind maps which I found effective. but most importantly just keep going over all this information. hope this helped and made sense
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I'm doing the same thing. u should start by reading the text book for a few hours 1-2, and do this everyday, i found it useful if u record urself reading these notes and then listening to them for example on the bus, way to skl genral free time, its acc better when u listen rather than read. also I found crime and punishment hard but now its quite easy I went on YouTube and theres this channel where u can also listen but can watch aswell called Mr swift history ( theres other channels aswell but I prefer this one the most) yh I found that really useful and listen to him ever day to skl and now its just in my head and I understand and rememeber everything. I think they do the other topics aswell for like germany and that. now I've started writing notes and just doing some mind maps which I found effective. but most importantly just keep going over all this information. hope this helped and made sense

thank you sooo much, yeah i love watching youtubers but just haven't found any for history so thanks a lot xx
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Chat with other people in your class about the content, plan essays, try to teach it to someone else.
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I did Elizabeth and Weimar last year (got an 8) what I mainly did was go through the revision guide and create questions on flashcards. Whenever I got some flashcards consistently right then I removed them from the pile leaving me with less cards that I could focus on. Tbh that's all i did, which was stupid. You should also do past papers and give them to your teacher to mark so you can go over what you need to improve on. That's all you really need to do to get a good grade in history.
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spider diagrams, simplified notes, less fluff and more facts and figures, exact dates and correct spelled names, past paper responses, essay technique, huge timelines
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Chat with other people in your class about the content, plan essays, try to teach it to someone else.
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spider diagrams, simplified notes, less fluff and more facts and figures, exact dates and correct spelled names, past paper responses, essay technique, huge timelines
thank you!
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moving to history
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I did Elizabeth and Weimar last year (got an 8) what I mainly did was go through the revision guide and create questions on flashcards. Whenever I got some flashcards consistently right then I removed them from the pile leaving me with less cards that I could focus on. Tbh that's all i did, which was stupid. You should also do past papers and give them to your teacher to mark so you can go over what you need to improve on. That's all you really need to do to get a good grade in history.
thank you, that's such a relief
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moving to history
my time machine stopped working :/
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I just done those exams and got a 7 and I winged it.now am doing it at a level.but the day before the exams I did a all nighter and watched youtubers.they surprised us with questions from the year before which I wasn’t prepared for but still got it done
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thank you sooo much, yeah i love watching youtubers but just haven't found any for history so thanks a lot xx
youtube videos tend to cover too much and you can get lost in the sea of information. So look at your syllabus and then youtube only the relevant section. Besides this you'll need to be familiar with the time line so use flashcards. and finally use this forum but don't wait till a day before the exams to ask for help. You should create a topic thread here as soon as you can on a particular chapter. Ask some questions, add in some info and state the chapter and your exam board clearly. Then wait for replies.

Ignore some members who will post insignificantly. They set a daily target of posts to achieve and they think they're helping other members here but in actual fact they're not. If only they knew
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youtube videos tend to cover too much and you can get lost in the sea of information. So look at your syllabus and then youtube only the relevant section. Besides this you'll need to be familiar with the time line so use flashcards. and finally use this forum but don't wait till a day before the exams to ask for help. You should create a topic thread here as soon as you can on a particular chapter. Ask some questions, add in some info and state the chapter and your exam board clearly. Then wait for replies.

Ignore some members who will post insignificantly. They set a daily target of posts to achieve and they think they're helping other members here but in actual fact they're not. If only they knew
Thanks a lot! Yeah, hopefully it’s early enough in the year to actually use the help i get
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Thanks a lot! Yeah, hopefully it’s early enough in the year to actually use the help i get
I'm certain you will do well if you start early. There are many people outside of the UK who are from war torn countries, or have no electricity to study at night or have to work 2 jobs and juggle studied with family responsibilities and the lists goes on. You're young and as a student your main role is to study and do the best you can when you're young. When you get older, things will get complicated and it'll be difficult to focus fully on studies.
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I'm certain you will do well if you start early. There are many people outside of the UK who are from war torn countries, or have no electricity to study at night or have to work 2 jobs and juggle studied with family responsibilities and the lists goes on. You're young and as a student your main role is to study and do the best you can when you're young. When you get older, things will get complicated and it'll be difficult to focus fully on studies.
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