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How to study for History

So, my teacher makes a slideshow and lectures on it. We take notes, but we can't use them on the test. We don't need to know dates or years, but we need to know people and events. For example: We are learning about the Great Depression, mainly the events after it. Some things that happened were the Federal Emergency Relief Act, which was Congress's first major effort to deal with the massive unemployment. It created the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA), which gave states direct relief payments or money for wages on work projects.

I don't know how to remember all of these events and what people did. The questions on the quiz would be multiple choice, but one of the answers is right and another one is more right, and we have to pick the more right one.

I don't know if this makes sense, but I just wanted to ask because I need help.

A few more examples include: Senator Huey P. Long publicized his "Share Our Wealth" program in which every family in the U.S. would receive $5,000. Dr. Francis E. Townsend attracted millions of senior citizens with his plan that each citizen over the age of 60 would receive $200 a month.

How am I supposed to remember who did what? There's also another one with $5,000.

Congress created the Federal Deposit Insurance Company (FDIC) with the Glass-Steagall Banking Reform Act. The FDIC insured individual bank deposits up to $5,000. This ended the nation's epidemic of bank failures.

I know this is long, but I just don't know how to remember everything yk?

P.S. We use the same textbook that APUSH uses, but I don't know how the tests in that class are structured.

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a month ago

Quizlet now has a feature where you can upload online notes from Google Docs, etc. or scan handwritten notes and the Quizlet AI will turn them into outlines and flashcards that you can then edit to fit your specific needs.

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🎤a month ago

yeah. I've been usisng that. I've tried to make my own flashcards too because quizlet sometimes adds stuff from the slides that arent underlined, and they miss the important stuff. I just don't know how to make the flashcards. how do I make a flashcard like the examples above? Am I making any sense? I guess I should just ask how you remember everything for the AP test, since it's literally everything. (That is if you take APUSH)

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Okay, so I'm a sophomore in AP World right now (APUSH is a junior class at my school), so I don't have any specific advice for APUSH, and I know it's very different test-wise than AP World, but I'm not sure if flashcards are always the best way to study history. I usually start with a mind map/brain dump of information about a certain topic, including all names, dates, and places that I can remember, and then only make flashcards with the information that I don't know the first time around. Another way to streamline your flashcards is to make multiple for each topic or term and sort them into groups as you grow more confident with the answers. Something to differentiate between the information you know right away and the things you're still learning would probably be beneficial.

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I would upload your notes onto Google Docs and ask fellow classmates to upload their notes as well. If one of you doesn't understand something, highlight it and maybe someone else in the group can answer it. Quizlet of course is great. Put in your textbook name and chapter you're reading into google and add Quizlet set at the end for the best results. Khan Academy is also spectacular to use, I used it to learn Trigonometry and it was very helpful. Another very helpful thing is to go over your notes and make a separate list of potential quiz/test questions. That allows you to think about all of your homework with acing the test in mind.

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a month ago

If your teacher is speaking use turbolearn.ai with your teachers permission it will take her words and create flashcards and practice quizes

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🎤a month ago[edited]

i don't have a smartphone and its blocked on my chromebook

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