does anyone know the amount of time that I should spend on answering each q on the history exam paper? how long should you spend on q 6d writing about an account of the holocaust/D-day landings? thanks
at the front of most of the exam papers on mine educate.ie they give really good tips on timing and on sample answers.
Our teacher said you should only spend about 10 minutes on each account
About 1 A4 page I think...
Each account should only, depending on your handwriting, be a paragraph, but the essays can be from 3/4 of a page to 1 1/2 pages :)
These are the timings I used last year and question order. Though different people might use their time in a different way . Use the mocks to discover what works best for you. Now is your chance to experiment not in the real exam.
Reading time : 5 minutes ( THIS IS SO IMPORTANT as you can mark off what questions you might be attempting.)
Pictures : 10 minutes
Documents : 10 minutes
Short questions : 15 minutes
People in history : 35 minutes
Sources: 30 minutes
Question 6 : 40 minutes
Don't forget to look over your answers you'd be surprised what mistakes you can rectify at the last minute.
If you need any other advice on a specific topic in history feel free to ask.
You get marks for historical fact not for waffle. I have seen people who are brilliant at history waffle on about background and still only get the 2 marks allocated. I 'd highly recommend you do 1, 2, 3. In your case I'd then do 5, 6 and 4 . Don't leave question 6 until last as it's worth 60 marks !!
Yes I did my Junior Cert last year. With a lot of hard work and determination it's not if you start preparing now. I wasn't stuck for time as I approached the paper calmly and actually thought things through. Is there anything in particular you find hard about history I could help you with. I got an A so I'd like to think I could help :]
I totally understand. In class your teacher might say this bit is important . You should write your own notes after every class! All my notes are in Irish but if I know a specific one I can translate it for you. With documents the most important thing is to take a deep breath and read what is written not what you think is written. After you read it the first time read the questions and when you find an answer highlight it. I know you don't have a lot of time but if you stay calm you can do it. Take direct quotes from the document aswell. Don't make things complicated.
I didn't study question 6 B in detail as I had studied A, C, D. I personally have a huge interest in Irish History (6c) therefore I found it easier to study.
A lot of teachers are iffy about the Social Change as often students don't actually show the change.Though an essay can come up in Question 4 on it. Are you preparing for 6A?
If you're finding it hard to fut in all the questions. I'd advice to start with question 6. I did that int he exam followed by q4,5,1,2,3. This way you can get anything you elarnt off out of the way and then you can focus on your reading and observation ability