history an irish are two subjects in a bit lost in any good ways to study a subject you not that good at???????
for history just know key points
don't get to fussed about dates in history ( thats what our history teacher tells everyone )
for the people in history section, know someone from the renaissance, know someone from the reformation, revolution.. etc... know someone especially from WW2 or the Cuban missile crisis or the korean war or the berlin blockade.
the short answer questions should just come to you naturally - you can come up with stuff in the essays if your not to sure about them, go around the point if your not to clear.
for irish i have no idea, cause i dont do it! sorry