MYTUTOR SUBJECT ANSWERS

602 views

How do I remember so many facts and quotes leading into an exam?

Facts and quotes play a crucial role in substantiating your arguments in an essay, but remembering them all often proves difficult. 

The most problematic way in which students attempt to do this is by reciting the facts in a 'rote learning' fashion. The issue with this is that the connection between fact and argument is lost.

A strong student will link their facts to relevant arguments. For example, a 20% rise in industrial growth between 1928-1940 in Soviet Russia (untrue) can be linked with the assertion that economic policy failed on its targets. Rather than just remembering the numbers, this student will make their assertion and will be able to recall this fact as they had linked them together in their preparation. 

Nicholas A. IB Economics tutor, GCSE Economics tutor, IB English tuto...

1 year ago

Answered by Nicholas, an IB History tutor with MyTutor


Still stuck? Get one-to-one help from a personally interviewed subject specialist

17 SUBJECT SPECIALISTS

£36 /hr

Tsiona L.

Degree: History (Masters) - Edinburgh University

Subjects offered:History, History of Art+ 6 more

History
History of Art
English and World Literature
English Literature
English Language
-Personal Statements-

“Hello! My name is Tsiona, I'm studying my Master's in History at the University of Edinburgh. I have always loved history, talking through ideas and getting a clear understanding of the past. I am very friendly and patient, I love meet...”

£36 /hr

Jack Robert C.

Degree: PhD French Philosophy and German Literature (Doctorate) - Durham University

Subjects offered:History, Politics+ 2 more

History
Politics
Philosophy
English

“The beckoning of an authentic life shattered my soul around the age of twelve, falling into anabyss where the light of Philosophy and study of the academic disciplines redeemed my existence and became my redemption. I am now happy in ...”

Paula K. GCSE Drama tutor, GCSE English Literature tutor, GCSE German...
£24 /hr

Paula K.

Degree: History & International Relations (Bachelors) - Kings, London University

Subjects offered:History, Spanish+ 6 more

History
Spanish
Politics
German
English Literature
Drama
.HAT.
-Personal Statements-

“I am a first year student History & International Relations at King's College London and an IB alumni.  My strongest subject has always been history. History lets me learn about my country's past, about important individuals that have...”

About the author

£20 /hr

Nicholas A.

Degree: LLB Law (Bachelors) - Bristol University

Subjects offered:History, Law+ 3 more

History
Law
English and World Literature
.LNAT.

“ABOUT ME: I am a Law student studying at the University of Bristol. With over three years of tutoring experience in English/Literature and History at various levels, I endeavour to offer the most valuable service possible! MY SESSI...”

You may also like...

Posts by Nicholas

How do I begin to analyse an unseen poem in exam conditions?

How do I remember so many facts and quotes leading into an exam?

Other IB History questions

How do I address the essay question?

Evaluate the reasons for the collapse of the Provisional Government in November 1917.

How do I structure and what do I include in my OPVL for paper I?

How do you best structure an IB history essay?

View IB History tutors

We use cookies to improve your site experience. By continuing to use this website, we'll assume that you're OK with this. Dismiss

mtw:mercury1:status:ok