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Hello people, I’m now revising for my history GCSE next week paper1. Can you tell me what is the best thing to do during this time. Thank you
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i'm in the same boat. I just started doing vietnam war revision (i'm not sure which segments ur doing) and i'm currently watching https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exVKd-x5QVc whilst using help from https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/guides/zyh9mnb/revision/4 and typing in all the information in chronological order into a word document which i'll hopefully (if i'm not lazy enough) write up onto flash cards too, or make a timeline.

i've started with the vietnam war because it's my least confident area and i'll probably do the same for all areas, starting with my next least confident area (probably american west, specifically the indian vs settler wars).

i wouldn't recommend trying to learn the whole course in detail now, just look over key facts, dates & events and briefly skim through your old textbooks or revision materials (unless you're not going to revise anything else).
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You need to write a lot in History so I'd recommend getting a comfortable pen that you can write a lot with. Make sure it's black ink (though they won't penalise you for using blue, it's recommended to use black).

Most of the questions in History have a specific structure, so make sure you learn the structure and how to answer the questions in this structure. If it's a question with sources, make sure you consider the context of the source, and its message/audience/purpose (CAMP) - is it implicit/explicit/what are its limitations, etc.

Make sure you know your facts too for History, because you'll need to use that as evidence in your answers. Practice doing exam questions. Make sure your SPaG is good because that'll be 5% of the marks for the total GCSE (same for geography, I believe?).
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I will try to do my best because English is not my first language and I been in Britain for 2 years so hopefully I pass .
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You need to write a lot in History so I'd recommend getting a comfortable pen that you can write a lot with. Make sure it's black ink (though they won't penalise you for using blue, it's recommended to use black).

Most of the questions in History have a specific structure, so make sure you learn the structure and how to answer the questions in this structure. If it's a question with sources, make sure you consider the context of the source, and its message/audience/purpose (CAMP) - is it implicit/explicit/what are its limitations, etc.

Make sure you know your facts too for History, because you'll need to use that as evidence in your answers. Practice doing exam questions. Make sure your SPaG is good because that'll be 5% of the marks for the total GCSE (same for geography, I believe?).
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Yeah you right doing the whole book in 4 days won’t help.
Good luck
(Original post by hannah!!)
i'm in the same boat. I just started doing vietnam war revision (i'm not sure which segments ur doing) and i'm currently watching https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exVKd-x5QVc whilst using help from https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/guides/zyh9mnb/revision/4 and typing in all the information in chronological order into a word document which i'll hopefully (if i'm not lazy enough) write up onto flash cards too, or make a timeline.

i've started with the vietnam war because it's my least confident area and i'll probably do the same for all areas, starting with my next least confident area (probably american west, specifically the indian vs settler wars).

i wouldn't recommend trying to learn the whole course in detail now, just look over key facts, dates & events and briefly skim through your old textbooks or revision materials (unless you're not going to revise anything else).
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Quick question,
Doing flash cards and writing notes is it really useful or just reading will help better?
Because I’m feeling I’m wasting my time writing!

(Original post by hannah!!)
i'm in the same boat. I just started doing vietnam war revision (i'm not sure which segments ur doing) and i'm currently watching https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exVKd-x5QVc whilst using help from https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/guides/zyh9mnb/revision/4 and typing in all the information in chronological order into a word document which i'll hopefully (if i'm not lazy enough) write up onto flash cards too, or make a timeline.

i've started with the vietnam war because it's my least confident area and i'll probably do the same for all areas, starting with my next least confident area (probably american west, specifically the indian vs settler wars).

i wouldn't recommend trying to learn the whole course in detail now, just look over key facts, dates & events and briefly skim through your old textbooks or revision materials (unless you're not going to revise anything else).
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i find the act of actually writing the information out as i would in an exam helps me to retain it better. i also like to add a few questions on the topic which i can briefly answer before the exam too, to make sure i understand the card + topic a little better.

however, each person is different in what does and doesn't work for them, so if you find writing is ineffective for you, i'd recommend spending your time elsewhere - perhaps you can use virtual flashcards like quizlet or something (:
(Original post by Omar Almnini)
Quick question,
Doing flash cards and writing notes is it really useful or just reading will help better?
Because I’m feeling I’m wasting my time writing!
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