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justjoshing
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I'm really fed up of reading text books and other material. I have an AS history exam next week and I'm unsure how to go about revising.

I've tried reading the countless books I have, but it just seems a waste of time as only two questions will come up in the exam, and there is so much reading needed to just get the points you need.

My topics are 'the Unification ofGermany' and 'from Second Reich to Third Reich'



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I'm afraid background reading and understanding is crucial for History.
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Yeah basically, make sure you've read and understand everything when you've gone through it, just keep going over it.

THEN - for the last few days of cramming.

(I don't do German history), there should be certain focus areas, which questions will be centred around.

For each focus area, write down the essential facts needed to be used as evidence.
AND a few jog words to help you remember the causes/effects/results/events etc.

Learn all of that off by heart so you have a good base of factual evidence you should hopefully be able to use in the exam.
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I don't have much time to be honest. It looks like I've faled as my exam is next week.
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Re-read your past essays + your textbook.
Memorize the dates and facts.
I found history to be one of the very few subjects where the last-minute crammings work perfectly well.
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Write colourful notes with pictures haha it works for me
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Look at all of the past paper questions for a couple of years. Then start bullet pointing answers to them. That's what I've been doing anyways
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