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A level History Revision

Hey
I have been struggling for a while to find a revision method that works for me in history, dose anyone have any suggestions on what help them
Thanks
Reply 1
hey! i use mainly mindmaps and summary sheets of each topic. After I've finished a summary or mindmap, I'll use a whiteboard or a piece of paper to blurt everything i remember, going over anything I miss in a different colour, then repeat until I remember everything! I also really recommend printing off your specification, past papers and examiners reports so that you can place yourself in the examiner's seat and really understand what it is they want from you.
Reply 2
Original post by iikaonashi
hey! i use mainly mindmaps and summary sheets of each topic. After I've finished a summary or mindmap, I'll use a whiteboard or a piece of paper to blurt everything i remember, going over anything I miss in a different colour, then repeat until I remember everything! I also really recommend printing off your specification, past papers and examiners reports so that you can place yourself in the examiner's seat and really understand what it is they want from you.

Thank you, I will try it 😍
Hi I’m really struggling to revise clash of ideologies, I’m not sure where to start, it’s so complicated and it’s easy to get confused with all the tiny details. I keep being told what did Russia do and how did the west respond, but I’m very confused as to what they actually done and learning this from presentations, because of all the nitty gritty detailed required to learn, can anyone help?
Reply 4
Original post by Ehdbdjwjaowjend
Hi I’m really struggling to revise clash of ideologies, I’m not sure where to start, it’s so complicated and it’s easy to get confused with all the tiny details. I keep being told what did Russia do and how did the west respond, but I’m very confused as to what they actually done and learning this from presentations, because of all the nitty gritty detailed required to learn, can anyone help?

Hi, I don’t do Russia for history but your question reminded me of something I did for my GCSEs, if you do a graph and write what they did (e.g. built a satellite ) then next to it write what the west did in response in a similar way (e.g. built there own satellite), you can do the same for any themes, this is best to do in chronological order & on coloured post it notes (particularly for any themes), from there make whatever notes you find most helpful and add more detail for both what Russia did and how the west responded, taking my example, you would put both (with extra details) on the same piece of paper or flashcards. I hope this helps
Original post by Flamebug
Hey
I have been struggling for a while to find a revision method that works for me in history, dose anyone have any suggestions on what help them
Thanks

I agree I usually use Quizlet, but I’m finding it difficult to make. Quizlet for clash of ideologies for CCEA A2, if anyone could help me I’d really appreciate it
Original post by Flamebug
Hi, I don’t do Russia for history but your question reminded me of something I did for my GCSEs, if you do a graph and write what they did (e.g. built a satellite ) then next to it write what the west did in response in a similar way (e.g. built there own satellite), you can do the same for any themes, this is best to do in chronological order & on coloured post it notes (particularly for any themes), from there make whatever notes you find most helpful and add more detail for both what Russia did and how the west responded, taking my example, you would put both (with extra details) on the same piece of paper or flashcards. I hope this helps

Thank you i really appreciate this
Original post by iikaonashi
hey! i use mainly mindmaps and summary sheets of each topic. After I've finished a summary or mindmap, I'll use a whiteboard or a piece of paper to blurt everything i remember, going over anything I miss in a different colour, then repeat until I remember everything! I also really recommend printing off your specification, past papers and examiners reports so that you can place yourself in the examiner's seat and really understand what it is they want from you.

I’ve tried writing notes summarising the PowerPoints, and then doing the ‘look,cover rewrite” method he I’ve been struggling to retain the information, any advice?
Original post by Flamebug
Hey
I have been struggling for a while to find a revision method that works for me in history, dose anyone have any suggestions on what help them
Thanks

Hi,

I did my History A-Level last year. One thing that really helped me was flashcards for remembering key dates and facts. I found watching YouTube videos and taking notes from that useful, and websites like Seneca, because they usually mentioned the key points I needed to know. Acronyms and mnemonics were really helpful for remembering specific details like the people who were involved in an event. I often made simple posters with a mind map or key dates on, and I would put them in places that I would see regularly, like my bedroom door or next to my mirror. Sometimes just rereading the same fact over and over would get it stuck in my memory.

Hope this helps. Good luck with the revision.

Sophie
LJMU Student Rep
Reply 9
Original post by LJMUStudentReps
Hi,
I did my History A-Level last year. One thing that really helped me was flashcards for remembering key dates and facts. I found watching YouTube videos and taking notes from that useful, and websites like Seneca, because they usually mentioned the key points I needed to know. Acronyms and mnemonics were really helpful for remembering specific details like the people who were involved in an event. I often made simple posters with a mind map or key dates on, and I would put them in places that I would see regularly, like my bedroom door or next to my mirror. Sometimes just rereading the same fact over and over would get it stuck in my memory.
Hope this helps. Good luck with the revision.
Sophie
LJMU Student Rep


What YouTube videos did you find useful and what topics did u do?
Original post by Flamebug
Hey
I have been struggling for a while to find a revision method that works for me in history, dose anyone have any suggestions on what help them
Thanks

Yes, that's really good advice to explain it to yourself aloud and making a note of what you get wrong and forget. Once you've mastered content, I'd record it and then play it back to yourself.
Original post by Ehdbdjwjaowjend
I’ve tried writing notes summarising the PowerPoints, and then doing the ‘look,cover rewrite” method he I’ve been struggling to retain the information, any advice?

hi!

if the 'visual' element of revision doesn't seem to be sticking, maybe try speaking out loud to yourself and going over topics vocally. Sometimes I have to just pretend I'm explaining the event/concept to a child and that seems to help me cement a bit more understanding

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