AP European History

All The Information You Need to Ace the Exam

 

Tips Before Starting the Class:

College Board Exam Tips: Directly from the college board website. Here is all the information you need to know to be prepared. Since, the creators of the College Board know most of the test information, almost all of their advice is credible.

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

Course Notes Outline: These Course Notes are ideal high quality notes that are much more useful than the AP European History textbook. They are detailed enough to include all the information covered in the exam but are not redundant and don’t carry worthless information that the textbook includes. Not only will these notes save you time, they will prevent you from getting into information overload mode and thus better prepare you for the exam.

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.


5 Steps to a 5 Student Guide:

  • Covers the easily studied material that is most critical for the exam
  • Plenty of examples

The Ultimate Step by Step Guide


Achiever Exam Prep Study Guide:

  • Covers all the material with a few quick reads
  • Very well designed to match the curriculum
  • Great Author

 

 

 

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 and Quiz Website

Ms. Newmark’s website: This site has a set of study cards per topic and also has a set of quizes for every topic. Sweet.

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.

Document Based Question Training: This sheet explains directly how to ace the DBQs and in addition providedes sample DBQ problems.

Essay Writing Guide: This packet explains how to ace the essay with a lot of terms to use to make sure you gain a lot of points.

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Best Study Guides

Stephen Akiki’s  Teacher Notes: This set of notes contains all the necessary information to easily access before taking the AP Exam. 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)

Bozeman Science Videos: This website is very easy to browse and contains very useful videos on all the topics covered in the exam.

More Study Material

 

Exam Format:

55 Multiple-Choice Questions (55 Minutes)

7 Free-Response Questions (2 Hours 20 Minutes)

  • 4 Short Answer (50 minutes)
  • 1 Document Based  (55 Minutes)
  • 1 Long Answer Essay  (35 Minutes)

Exam Date:

Friday May 18th, 2018