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How do you do it? I'm a little stuck for what to do.

Btw yes i have started revising lol and no i'm not leaving it to the last minute. I'm just wondering whether what i'm doing is effective.
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How do you do it? I'm a little stuck for what to do.

Btw yes i have started revising lol and no i'm not leaving it to the last minute. I'm just wondering whether what i'm doing is effective.
Obviously what you do will depend on how you learn best. I'm doing GCSE, but I've got a revision guide and I've made my own notes. The action of digesting the information and putting it in a format you can understand is what makes you remember it. If I were you I'd maybe draw a timeline or something, and make a few bullet points on an index card for pre-exam reading (i.e. outside the exam room).

Hope this helps
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Thanks v. appreciated. Luckily I only have History and S1 left so I have practically the whole week to revise for it
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When I was revising for History I went over my notes
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I'd say make a notes of the events that happened between the time period you're examed on. Know the order of events, people and your interpretation of the it.

Then, do some past papers in timed conditions just so that you can time your essay right i.e. you do not rush a conclusion in the exam.
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How do you do it? I'm a little stuck for what to do.

Btw yes i have started revising lol and no i'm not leaving it to the last minute. I'm just wondering whether what i'm doing is effective.
I find combinig my class notes with notes from a textbook really hlepful.

Just go over my class notes, then consolidate them with whats in the textbook.
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I'm taking the huge volume of notes i have from each section and condensing it down to 1 page (2 sides) on each section of the topic. I then try to go through the entire course to check if I can remember key dates, figures etc.
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which topic is it for? I find different things helpful for different topics
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I have broken down everything into really small topics (I'm doing the cold war (GCSE) so for example one topic is the tehran conference, the next is yalta.)
I do about 3 of these topics a day.
I have pretty good class notes, so I read these, highlight them, cover it up and try and repeat it out loud, then write questions for myself which I do the next day, and a week later to refresh my memory. This works quite well, or at least the small topics is a lot less confusing than trying to learn it all at once and it makes it easier to remember.
hope this helps, good luck
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Make a large, colourful poster with the key dates, events, people involved etc and stick it up on your wall. Every morning check over your notes on your poster and over time the facts should stick in your head. Also, try making flashcards of the different events, this helps alot!! Hope this helps...
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Thanks these were really helpful tips!
Do you have any last day revision tips for history; I have my exam tomorrow :confused:
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I am doing the Vietnam Conflict for the Edexcel specification, does anyone have any tips or anything or any websites with good notes as I am not learning anything in class
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I make my own notes, copying them out and getting them simpler and simpler each time, as I gradually leave out the things I know that I know. Eventually I'm left with a structure on which to hang all the facts I know.

But as others have said, everyone has different methods.
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