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How do I memorise facts for History? (source too)

History is a content heavy course, with so many dates and names and places to remember. It is useful to have a method which works for you! Once you have all your notes prepared, here are some ways to memorise them:

1.) talk it over: for many, just repeating it over and over will engrain the many facts into your brain. Walking up and down your room while you do it can often help. 

2.) Write it over and over again: this often works for me, and it invovles the boring but effective process of copying down the facts from memory over and over again until you no longer need to peak at your notes

3.) For the more adventurous, it might be an idea to try and asssociate your dates and facts with images. Whether that means drawing little symbols next to every date, or elaborate spider diagrams which you can try and visually memorise

4.) Tests. Although unorthodox, getting family members and friends to test you is still a valid process of revision!

It's important to try many methods and find the one that works for you! Whichever one you go for, remember that you cannot memorise everything overnight. Far better to do an hour a day for a week then seven hours on the last day! Also, if your struggling on one date or period, dont hammer away at it. Move on to something else and come back later.

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