zls
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Tue Jan 14,2020 12:51 PM

History HL is just a grind rn and I need different ways to study than just reviewing the notes 500 times and doing a past paper, it’s so time consuming and exhausting. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks :)
1mensinkm
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Mon Jan 20,2020 09:34 AM

I always try to make my notes in the manner in which it can be asked on the exam: columns for compare and contrast two leaders (Cold War) for example. I also really like using whiteboards. I would just try and write out my main points/ arguments that I would use in an exam on a subbulletpoint of the syllabus and then redo it a later day as so to have them concise and stuck in my head. It has been going really well so far and I’m currently predicted a 7 in History HL. Hope these tips work!
1mensinkm
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Mon Jan 20,2020 09:36 AM

It will still be time consuming, but overall this method has really helped me. Make sure you have a standpoint on each topic and you know what you will be arguing in your exam as so to build your revision around that and so you can use statistics and facts that support your argument or counterclaims
zls
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Tue Jan 21,2020 11:14 PM

@1mensinkm thanks that’s really helpful!
martinagervasi
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Fri Feb 7,2020 02:54 PM

I would also suggest identifying the factors ands significance of each event you’re studying. Like in the rise to power of a leader when you’re studying a specific event write out which factors contributed to its success or failure, or when you’re studying a policy start to think about how it was significant, because that’s what you will be asked to evaluate in an exam question.
son.of.athena57
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Thu Feb 20,2020 04:55 AM

You could also revise the course syllabus and color code what you understand, what you sort of understand, and what you don’t. Try also usIng getrevising.co.uk :)

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