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History dates?

how do i remember so many key dates its a nightmare and i can only rmemeber like 2-3 off the top of my head.

For clarity, im studying:
-elizabeth
-nazi germany
-weinmar germany
-cold war
-medicine thorugh time
(edited 1 month ago)
Reply 1
Original post by user299
how do i remember so many key dates its a nightmare and i can only rmemeber like 2-3 off the top of my head.
For clarity, im studying:
-elizabeth
-nazi germany
-weinmar germany
-cold war
-medicine thorugh time

Hey, I'll be doing my history A-LEVEL exam pretty soon so I get what you mean about the sheer amount of content - it gets worse at a levels, believe it or not :biggrin:
The best way around it is probably to make flashcards and repeat them consistently (spaced repetition and coming back to them every day or every few days ensures that you'll remember them over time).
Blurting can also be useful, where you try and memorise as many dates as possible and then put all your notes away and try and write down what you can remember onto a piece of paper - it will be difficult at first but the more you repeat this, the easier it gets to retain the information.
Good luck!!
Reply 2
Original post by ammri
Hey, I'll be doing my history A-LEVEL exam pretty soon so I get what you mean about the sheer amount of content - it gets worse at a levels, believe it or not :biggrin:
The best way around it is probably to make flashcards and repeat them consistently (spaced repetition and coming back to them every day or every few days ensures that you'll remember them over time).
Blurting can also be useful, where you try and memorise as many dates as possible and then put all your notes away and try and write down what you can remember onto a piece of paper - it will be difficult at first but the more you repeat this, the easier it gets to retain the information.
Good luck!!

thank you so much! i ws wondering also, do you have any other history gcse revision tips, im aiming for a 7 ish if i can and atm im on a 5-6
Original post by user299
thank you so much! i ws wondering also, do you have any other history gcse revision tips, im aiming for a 7 ish if i can and atm im on a 5-6

I would make sure you know your "stories" first. History topics have a beginning, middle and an end. If you have the story down pat, then the dates won't be as hard. Moreover, if you get the dates wrong by a year or two it won't really matter if you know the story.
Reply 4
Original post by McKerrow_History
I would make sure you know your "stories" first. History topics have a beginning, middle and an end. If you have the story down pat, then the dates won't be as hard. Moreover, if you get the dates wrong by a year or two it won't really matter if you know the story.

thanks thats some great advice ill give this a try too!
Reply 5
Original post by user299
thank you so much! i ws wondering also, do you have any other history gcse revision tips, im aiming for a 7 ish if i can and atm im on a 5-6

Read examiner's reports, look through mark schemes, understand exactly what the question is asking you and what the examiners are looking for and most importantly DO PRACTICE ESSAYS (either make plans, write essays or do some essays in timed condition).

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