If you have chosen a high school leaving exam, it is assumed that you are interested in history yourself, or even have the ambition to study history at university. For some, however, history is only the lesser evil. Either way, we’re bringing you some tips on how to prepare yourself for an oral history test.
1. Learn the core curriculum
Are you afraid that you will not be able to learn all the questions enough about the snack? That you will not have enough time for the last, it can happen. Before you fully immerse yourself in the processing of individual circuits, create a synopsis for each period to which you will later gather more information. As a result, for each question, you should have at least a rough idea of what to talk about. The rest of you holt will have to pull the examiner out.
2. Believe books, not Wikipedia
Do you know what is more enjoyable than looking for fragments of confused information that you have slept while teaching, on the Internet? Borrow a clear book, sit in a chair and read chapters from history that aren’t clear to you. Not only does this make it easier for you to understand the connections between events, but they also thank you for your back and eyes.
3. How to Data?
The main enemy of history studies? Data. If you don’t have an exceptional memory for numbers, you’re probably fighting them too. If you know that your examiner is dropped, you have two options. Either write down important data and mechanically grind them, or create some mnemonics for them. For example, the Battle of White Mountain took place when you already had a year’s ID card and a year before the International Age (1620).
4. Focus on context
How do you remember a few isolated events from which to test you in a week? Hard enough. If you want to understand the history a little bit better, don’t just learn about important battles or agreements, but also relationships between them.
Do not skip the passages about the mood that prevailed between the population and whether the king suffered from childhood complexes. History will then seem much fun, and thus more memorable.
5. Highlight with caution
Color highlighters make the company almost every student before a challenging test. In the case of history, it pays to treat them wisely. What should the names highlight in green, the dates pink, the names (agreements, contracts, epochs) orange and the general information you need to remember, yellow? Or otherwise. But you certainly understand the principle.