OCR History 2591 Russian Dictatorship 1855-1956

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Anyone doing this? :woo:
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Anyone doing this? :woo:
Yeah, I'm a little scared about it as well! What do you reckon will come up?
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I am. so much to revise how is revision going?
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I am. so much to revise how is revision going?
Not great, I'm devoting tomorrow to it. I'm just gonna run through the main topics and list all the points I could raise for each one, and then do a few practice essay plans I think.
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cool good idea....main topics include reforms and opposition.........
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Will be doing this paper on Thurs. And to make matters worse, will be having Chemistry synoptics after that... ): Well, don't think I prepared much for this though. All I did was look through sample essays for each themes (eg. opposition, autocracy, peasantry, working class...)

Hope there aren't any nasty questions on thurs!
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Oh yes the working class and economic ones are the worst!!
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I am. It's my last exam, going to be spending every waking moment of tomorrow cramming. I hate that paper, too; two equally weighted essays, and I always end up with a 70:30 split.
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Have to revise whole topic tomorrow!!!
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I'm hoping for peasants and autocracy to come out. 'cos as of now, those are the only two that I'm sure I can do...lol. Plus, working class and opposition came out in Jan already so doubt that will pop up again this thurs.
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Ermm good point, autocracy as who was most powerful?
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Autocracy as in, the similarity btwn the rule of the tsars and the Bolsheviks ie. they follow an autocratic system of govt
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Oh yes was there a change or red tsars lol
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Yeah, I'm a little scared about it as well! What do you reckon will come up?
I'm reckoning peasants because it hasn't come up for some time and possibly a question on war causing change, I'd be very happy if either or both turned up as I don't particularly like the political, development of government type questions. Also I'd love weakness of opposition to come up. My last exam though :woo:
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Can someone help me haven't been taught how to actually answer questions for this exam!!! say if you had a question on i.e.
How far do you agree that a study of Russian Government in the period from 1855 to 1956 suggests that the communist were more authoritarian and repressive than the romanov tsars?

How would you structure this?
Would you do:
Intro - what your argument will be
Main body - Talk about most represssive Tsar thn most repressive communists and work your way that way?

Also how would you answer an opposition question would you list it likethis:
intro for the basis of the argument

The leader you think did well
2nd well
not so well
very bad
and poor

thank you
then conclusion?
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Hi
i have made several seperate tables for my revision, however this is a basic consolodated version from a previous poster, nb this is not my own work and was taken from a previous thread!

hope it helps last minute cramming!
Attached files
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I think I know - or at least will know - enough to answer simple questions. If they ask something broad about one of the big themes, I'll just regurgitate everything I know for 45 minutes. My concern is that they'll give us one of those contrived questions that require you to have very specific knowledge and then manipulate it. Then I'd be ******.

It's like on Monday for Elizabeth, I was horrendously unprepared and sleep-deprived, but then they asked me how far Elizabeth was in control of parliament. Huzzah, thought semi-comatose me, perhaps I get to go to university after all. I want that kind of thing to happen again. Yeah?

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(Original post by watchyourbaK)
Hi
i have made several seperate tables for my revision, however this is a basic consolodated version from a previous poster, nb this is not my own work and was taken from a previous thread!

hope it helps last minute cramming!
Erm: sizeable grattitude to yourself and all others who inadvertently helped bring that spreadsheet into my life. :love:
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I think I know - or at least will know - enough to answer simple questions. If they ask something broad about one of the big themes, I'll just regurgitate everything I know for 45 minutes. My concern is that they'll give us one of those contrived questions that require you to have very specific knowledge and then manipulate it. Then I'd be ******.
Same really. Hopefully war as a catalyst for change and authoritarianism will come up
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Does anyone know a simple essay plan on how you would answer it themeatically?
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Does anyone know a simple essay plan on how you would answer it themeatically?
What's the question?
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