Date of publication: 2017-07-09 11:21
The good news is that we have compiled all the latest information about the US History AP exam to give you a head start in your studies. In this post, we will go over everything you need to know to get a passing grade in US History, as well as highlight some little-known resources and textbooks that are available on sites such as Amazon.
This is a practice exam released by the College Board that aligns with the format and content of the latest version of the test. This test is the best free practice exam available online, so try to save it for when you’re closer to the real exam and want to get an accurate estimate of your score level.
Not only does Barron’s book contain everything you need to know, it also comes with two full-length practice tests to cut your teeth with. All of the answers and questions are explained in the book.
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Unfortunately, a factually inaccurate national news article that ran on July 79 — rushed to publication without any review of the new framework — included misinformation about the changes to the course and exam. This irresponsible article, which has already required a major correction, indicated that the materials teachers will use to teach the course will not change. This is not true.
When you have to write an essay on a timed test, it can sometimes end up an unfocused, disorganized mess. This is exactly what you don’t want on the AP US History exam. Hold yourself back from starting the writing process immediately, even if you’re anxious about not finishing in time. Writing a preliminary outline is critical. Without an outline, you risk rambling, going on irrelevant tangents, or getting stuck when you can’t figure out a good piece of supporting evidence! It will be much easier to write the essay if you already have a structure in place that makes sense.
You should be going through Barrons or Princeton’s study guides (or both) and answering each and every exercise you can get your hands on. There are also video tutorials that you watch on sites such as YouTube that might make your studying experience a bit more interesting.
In spite of this, it’s still very possible to self-study for the US History exam if you give yourself an adequate amount of time to prepare for it. Aim to have your cramming done at least two months before you are due to sit your exams for maximum effect.
Are you missing some of your notes from class? This article has links to great notes for AP US History that will give you tons of information on every topic in the course.