AP Art History

All The Information You Need to Ace the Exam

 

Best Textbook Alternatives: (Will Not Lead to Information Overload)

Great Planner Study Guide: This set of notes contains all the necessary information to easily access before taking the AP Exam. It includes graphics, links, and even a planner to stay up to date. If you still don’t get the information, try some of the videos or seek help from a teacher.

Unit Power Points: Great Power points by unit that offer detailed descriptions of images.

Best Books to Buy Now:

For many exams, buying a practice book can make studying for the exam much easier. Some people specifically like the old fashion way of studying materials from a book and being able to take notes. The thing is not all books are good candidates for being prep books. The best books are those whose material matches that of the College Boards material. In many cases prep books might be rushed in order to match specific deadlines. Never rely on Amazon or Google’s ratings as many test prep companies pay those engines to put their material first. For example, although Barron’s test prep is a good company to use, they are always going to appear first on search results because they bid the most to be put up first.

Most importantly, don’t forget to let your books accompany you all throughout your course so you don’t procrastinate.

Barron’s AP Art History Booklet:

  • Covers only the material that you need to know concisely
  • Great graphs, images, and details
  • Includes practice images and a sample glossary.

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Best Places to Study Before a Test

Albert.io Practice Problems: Although you might need to buy a full access subscription to this site, even the preview problems (there are a lot of them) are very effective in testing out individual concepts needed for preparation on the exam. This is ideal practice for MC problems

College Board FRQs: These FRQs are from former exams. They are top quality material to use for studying because their format and style will match that of the AP Exam.

Best Flashcards

Quizlet Study Cards: This set of Study cards focuses less on memorization and more on conceptual understanding which is the most important thing to review for the AP Exam

Best AP Exam Practice Tests

College Board FRQs: These FRQs are from former exams. They are top quality material to use for studying because their format and style will match that of the AP Exam.

Varsity Tutors MC Practice: These MC questions are very comprehensive and match a lot of those used on former exams. They also test both concepts and facts.

2010 College Board Exam MC: Official exam released by the college board.

2011 College Board Exam MC: Official exam released by the college board.

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Best Study Guides

Great Planner Study Guide: This set of notes contains all the necessary information to easily access before taking the AP Exam. It includes graphics, links, and even a planner to stay up to date. If you still don’t get the information, try some of the videos or seek help from a teacher.

Best Video Series (Use if you ever get stuck on a concept)

Khan Academy Playlist: For Khan Academy fans, this site is very detailed and slowly paced.

Exam Format:

80 Multiple-Choice Questions (1 Hour)

6 Free-Response Essays (2 Hours)

Exam Date: May 7th, 2018