Dr Pooja Agarwal PhD and her colleagues studied the effects of retrieval practice (basically trying to remember to you and me) with students in a middle school social studies course (McDaniel, Agarwal, Huelser, McDermott, & Roediger, 2011).
Whether primary or secondary, historical sources are imperative if we are to gain a clear understanding of the events that shaped the lives that we lead today. What would our knowledge of the impact of the Norman Conquest be without the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle or the Doomsday Book? How else could we gain a precious glimpse into the lives of our ancestors without the 1881 census?
Exams are around the corner, you have done mock exam after mock exam and for some reason, every time you attempt that GCSE English Language Paper 1, Question 3, you can’t seem to get above 5 marks! Well, don’t give up just yet. I’m about to share some gems with you that should help you in approaching the question and being aware of exactly what the examiner is looking for. I’ll walk you through understanding the big picture of the question, what the mark scheme says, techniques you can expect to find and also tips and guidance on how to answer the question.