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Thread: What would be the best way to revise for a history exam??

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    I have an exam on Sunday.. and so far have been reading my notebook over.. and then sort of saying the stuff I wrote down to myself over and over in my head until I get it right.. Is this the best way to revise for a history exam, apart from writing it all again..?

    Are there any tricks/tips that would help me?


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    You should ask in the lounge where all the kids are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ava Estelle View Post
    You should ask in the lounge where all the kids are.
    A childish response, that.
    “Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of 'em are stupider than that.” -George Carlin

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    Quote Originally Posted by tralalala View Post
    I have an exam on Sunday.. and so far have been reading my notebook over.. and then sort of saying the stuff I wrote down to myself over and over in my head until I get it right.. Is this the best way to revise for a history exam, apart from writing it all again..?

    Are there any tricks/tips that would help me?


    Thanks

    Rafi

    The first thing you need is a clear time line in your head - sort of like a washing line with all the key events pegged along it in the right order. If you can peg out the events they act as a memory jog for the details in your notebook. Then you can colour in the picture with comment and arguments for and against a particular interpretation or conflicting views on the subject matter. At least that is how I always did it and it served me well.
    Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum


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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggles View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by tralalala View Post
    I have an exam on Sunday.. and so far have been reading my notebook over.. and then sort of saying the stuff I wrote down to myself over and over in my head until I get it right.. Is this the best way to revise for a history exam, apart from writing it all again..?

    Are there any tricks/tips that would help me?


    Thanks

    Rafi

    The first thing you need is a clear time line in your head - sort of like a washing line with all the key events pegged along it in the right order. If you can peg out the events they act as a memory jog for the details in your notebook. Then you can colour in the picture with comment and arguments for and against a particular interpretation or conflicting views on the subject matter. At least that is how I always did it and it served me well.
    What Les said.

    It will flow from point to point like the story that it is.
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    @Ava: I thought this was a serious discussion forum this one.

    @Biggles: I'll try doing that.. the way I've been going so far is reading, then repeating in my head.. which works for a short period of time (a week or so), then I forget bits and bobs out of it.. so I guess for tomorrow it's fine, but for the next exam I'll try your way, I'm sure it will work, especially whn it's about WW2 and co..

    @J2K4: You're a mod now.. seems odd looking at you and seeing your blue start now Anyhoot, will try Biggles' idea Thanks

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    good advice, up there ^^^^ my method was..do nothing until 72 hours before the exams, then start to prop my mind with all what I considered the most important stuff.. with generous pauses for some pizza and wine.. If reference books are allowed, then tab the important pages for easy access... Good luck, I will cross my fingers for you

    Oh and regarding the exam itself...go through the questions, if you come to one you get stuck at, jump it, go to the next try that one and so on, make sure you come back to the difficult ones before you hand in your papers, as they often carry the most points Then all things being equal... it's back down to the pub, as usual ...
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    study at the last minute always works for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by thewizeard View Post
    good advice, up there ^^^^ my method was..do nothing until 72 hours before the exams, then start to prop my mind with all what I considered the most important stuff.. with generous pauses for some pizza and wine.. If reference books are allowed, then tab the important pages for easy access... Good luck, I will cross my fingers for you

    Oh and regarding the exam itself...go through the questions, if you come to one you get stuck at, jump it, go to the next try that one and so on, make sure you come back to the difficult ones before you hand in your papers, as they often carry the most points Then all things being equal... it's back down to the pub, as usual ...
    you really are something The exam went absolutely fine.. seems your fingers did the work
    I used the method I posted on the first post.. seemed to work like a charm.. Will think of using Biggles' method next time, just to see which is more useful.


    Thanks all

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