AP Microeconomics

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)

EconClassroom Notes: This is a great website with all the important tools necessary for studying including guided notes, videos, flashcards, news, and paper ideas.

Huge Textbook Study Packet: This packet contains all the information from the textbook in an easy and concise manner. Much easier to read than the textbook.

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.


Crash Course AP Microeconomics Booklet:

  • Lifesaving last minute strategies
  • Concise tables that stick in your mind and get you to connect all of the material

The Ultimate Life Saver

 

Princeton Review’s Crack the Exam Method:

  • Covers all the material with a few quick reads
  • Gets down to the most critical test taking strategies
  • Organized in an easy way that gets you to cover only the topic you may need help on

Just what you need to pass


 

 

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:  [FRQ practice]  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. This site also tells you what topic is on each FRQ so that you can only study that topic before the test. Scroll down for the actual FRQs.

Learnerator FRQ videos: [FRQ practice] These are all the solutions to the most recent FRQ problems.

Best Flashcards

EconClassroom Study Cards: This site contains a small set of study cards for every lesson so that you can follow along and practice in class.

Best AP Exam Practice Tests

College Board FRQs:  [FRQ practice]  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. This site also tells you what topic is on each FRQ so that you can only study that topic before the test. Scroll down for the actual FRQs.

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.

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Best Study Guides

EconClassroom Study Guide: 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)

ACDCL Leadership: This video by itself will cover pretty much everything you need to know on the AP Exam. For more videos just check out the channel.

More Study Material

 

Exam Format:

60 Multiple-Choice Questions (1 Hour 10 Minutes)

3 Free-Response Questions (1 Hour with 10 minute reading period included)

 

 

Exam Date: Friday May 18th, 2018