Break the subject into parts. This will help you gradually learn the subject, building a clear and logical chain. Best to start with more simple themes, for example religion. This is not simple stuff, but ask it on the exam minimum, and then the bulk of effort is better to dedicate more widely reported issues.
Explore the topic "the state", bringing yourself to various examples and analogies from the real world. This will allow you many things to memorize, but just to learn. If necessary, the exam will be much easier to answer detailed questions and questions where you want to lead by example.
Solve as many tests. Textbooks on social studies are often highly "inflated" and carry a lot of extra, unnecessary information. Memorization of correct answers in the test, on the contrary, gives a dry and clear picture of the society and related topics. If you do not understand why a particular question is the answer, refer to the textbook for help. Such steam work will provide a good result.
Do not read extra. The examination test work - not the writing of a dissertation or scientific work. Sorry, you don't even give the chance to show off excellent more knowledge in any industry. Concentrate on your program and try not to go off course.
Make simple and clear the table. If you make notes, try to keep it short and clear. The table itself is the most suitable. For example, instead of painting each individual topic, try to combine related concepts and give some definitions of the studied industry. This will help you in the last stages of preparation - a week before the exam.
Think in pictures. Everything I read and learn, not just say, but imagine in your mind. This is a good technique that you will get the full benefit.