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It'd be good if the facts were actually right...
on 5 April 2016
As a GCSE History student about to sit her exam, I can't help but feel let down by this so-called revision guide. For one thing, it often skips or completely misses out details that are on the specification, glossing over topics which, in my class book, have taken up whole lessons. Additionally, it is woefully incorrect with some of the information, as other reviews have pointed out - for example, alleging that the USSR invaded Poland on 15th Sept when it was actually the 17th - which is exactly the opposite of what a revision guide is supposed to do. Multiple times I have had to check the internet to make sure that I knew the facts, and multiple times good ol' Google has proved Ben Walsh and his pals wrong. As a revision guide recommended by the teachers themselves, I feel that it really should check its information before publishing, as it could mean the difference between a pass and a fail for many students. When revising I do NOT need this doubt and confusion, thank you very much!
However, it's got a nice layout - can't fault that. And, aside from the factual mistakes, it's written well. But PLEASE check your facts before publishing, it's really not that hard! And, to anyone thinking of purchasing this, make sure that you take everything it says with a pinch of salt.