Thursday, 17 May 2007

History internet resources

Increasingly, both primary and secondary history resources are being made available online, brilliant - if you know where to look. To get started, try this online tutorial for history students.
You can access good quality websites that have been selected by subject specialists using the following links:

Intute allows you to search for sites on a chosen topic. You can also browse the history links. Keep up-to-date with additions to the website here.

BUBL provides a catalogue of internet resources. Again, you can browse the history resources or search for something specific.

There are links to more websites like the two above here.

Happy hunting!

Friday, 11 May 2007

Revision tips

Revision is a skill, so knowing how to revise and how to make the best use of time is crucial. Here’s some sites with good general advice aimed at degree level students:

Revising for and taking exams – brief tips and hints

Passing examinations – revision and exam technique

How to demonstrate your learning

Revision strategies and coping with exam pressure

Study skills notes from Cardiff University and something amusing if you’re in need of a break.

Friday, 4 May 2007

It’s that time of year again….

Exams are looming! You may find some of the following resources on the Open University website helpful with your revision, as the hardest part is often knowing where to begin! Learning Space provides lots of materials to help you get started, here are the ones of particular relevance:

Revision and exams
Learning how to learn
Extending and developing your thinking skills
Particularly the section on Analysis, argument and critical thinking

There’s also subject specific help:

Finding information in Arts and History

As well as guides on specific topics, such as:

The Enlightenment
The French Revolution
Late nineteenth-century Britain and America: the people and the empire
The Holocaust

I’ll be adding some more revision resources over the next couple of weeks.
Good luck!