S-Cool Revision Summary

S-Cool Revision Summary

Don't read every word - skim, scan, top and tail the text.

Start with the easiest texts first, and work your way up to the harder material.

Don't 'colour in'!

Don't copy word for word.

Leave spaces for your own ideas.

Collate your reading.

Make sure your file is well organised and check through it at regular intervals.

Make contents lists for your files.

Unpack the question.

Plan the discussion well, making sure that your points are fully explained and that evidence is provided.

Make sure that your conclusion is the culmination of your argument.

Assess your own work against a mark scheme.

Keep a record of ways to improve next time.

Avoid narratives.

Chose your question - making sure that it is focused, and that it will mean that you will have to argue a point in your answer.

Keep a separate file of notes.

Be adventurous with your research.

Organise the writing into clear sections, use headings.

Make sure that all the information is properly referenced.

Unpack the questions.

Note the mark allocation.

Always refer to the documents that are mentioned in the question.

Use key words like author, motive, audience, propaganda, limitations...

Quote historians in your written work.

Try to demonstrate that you are aware of the main issues.

Show how historians agree and how some disagree on an issue.

Make sure you learn the information, and don't just recognise it.

Use timelines, tables, spider diagrams, and other diagrams.

Practise at home under timed conditions.