x-JuDiCaToR-x's Guide to Standardized Tests
Posted 22 October 2008 - 06:10 PM
Posted 23 March 2009 - 04:13 AM
"History is like a novel or movie, so treat it like one"
Basically, don't memorize history like this:
1132 - "insert occurence here"
Memorize it like this:
<insert some important person here> was the president of <insert some country here>, with his vice president being <insert some guy here>. In 1132, <insert president's name here> attempted to...
Well, you get the point. History is just like a novel/movie, except with more dates and it requires you to study it. Never memorize history without knowing the plot of it. Because if you know the concept of the occurrence, you can instantly draw derivations from it.
Such as in our finals, it was hard and the entire class could agree on that. Yet, I was surprised I got a near perfect score even though I didn't memorize it systematically, and studied it just like a novel. (No really, I was seriously surprised there)
Edited by JJLE, 23 March 2009 - 04:15 AM.
Posted 09 July 2009 - 05:13 PM
As for adding a bit of advice of my own. I find studying before you sleep is a great way to learn. I don't mean cramming through midnight, then getting 2 minutes. But I mean if you sleep at 11 the night before your exam, you might want to study from 10-11. It helps a lot because you sort of think about it while you are on your bed.
This might be just me, but I think best when I'm showering. Something about the sound of water splashing is kind of soothing. So if you are stuck on something when you are studying, do something relaxing then tackle it again.
Also, learn everything in the syllabus or guidelines, nothing more! Follow it like the bible!
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