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how do you recommend making history revision notes? There is so much information and i have a habit of writing too much soo my notes arent very efficient. I have mocks coming up and I really want to make notes which I can use in for the real gcse as well - any recommendations please?
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Don't.
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how did you revise for history? (assuming you did it for gcses)
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Don't make notes, it does veyr little good! Use the notes you already have and annotate them with the causes and effects of each event, and get someone to test you on them so that you're doing active recall.
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how do you recommend making history revision notes? There is so much information and i have a habit of writing too much soo my notes arent very efficient. I have mocks coming up and I really want to make notes which I can use in for the real gcse as well - any recommendations please?
What exam board do u do?
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With pen and paper?
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What exam board do u do?
edexcel igcse

and in terms of topics im doing:
Germany: development of dictatorship, 1918–45
A divided union: civil rights in the USA, 1945–74
Russia and the Soviet Union, 1905–24
Changes in medicine, c1848–c1948
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how do you recommend making history revision notes? There is so much information and i have a habit of writing too much soo my notes arent very efficient. I have mocks coming up and I really want to make notes which I can use in for the real gcse as well - any recommendations please?
What I tend to do is just make short notes summing everything up. Make sure you have dates. For the case study just learn everything there is about it, cos I did that and got full marks. What I normally do is read through the textbook on a certain topic, then watch an AudioPi (they are actually really good) and then do a practice question in timed conditions. Our teacher gave us a RAG specification, so we can colour code which topics were are weakest and focus on them. Hope this helps
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What I tend to do is just make short notes summing everything up. Make sure you have dates. For the case study just learn everything there is about it, cos I did that and got full marks. What I normally do is read through the textbook on a certain topic, then watch an AudioPi (they are actually really good) and then do a practice question in timed conditions. Our teacher gave us a RAG specification, so we can colour code which topics were are weakest and focus on them. Hope this helps
Yes that is very helpful thank you! Just wondering, what is a RAG specification? xx
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Yes that is very helpful thank you! Just wondering, what is a RAG specification? xx
Basically a RAG specification, is a document with all the sub-topics. Once we have finished a topic we decide if we are confident or not on the topic (green=confident, red=needs more work). This is helpful for revision because it means you don’t need to go through all the topics to work out which ones need to be worked on. Really recommend it
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small flashcards --- write names, key dates and a very small summary of each event that happened
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