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jeansfcali's picture
Joined: Oct 2005

I know this is a really good site to review for tests. Are there any other websites that can help with quizzes and tests for AP History? What is a good way to study for the exams? Read the chapters and go over the outlines and vocabulary or are there other ways to achieve a high test score? I desperately need some help. Thank you.

silentdragonzx's picture
Joined: Sep 2005

You basically have the right ideas for studying...

As for sites...I don't know any as helpful as this one.

But part of the A.P test that should be focused on is the Essay Portion. (In my opinion) If you have trouble writing focused essays with complete thesis and suporting facts then your score could be dropped to umm.. "not passed."

For the Multiple Choice section just use outlines and study using the book. Practice quizzes on this site get you prepared.

However this is (in my opinion) a good way for the actual A.P test. If this is for the class then it depends on the teacher's test. Usually its the same format. Just study, read, and read some more. And if you think you got it, you better study some more....blah... hope this kindof helped....sry if it didn't...

Sara_07's picture
Joined: Oct 2005

Hey, I've looked around and this is pretty much the most helpful site out there. In my AP U.S. History class we use the American Pageant for a textbook. It's website has some pretty helpful practice tests as well, you can go to that [URL=http://college.hmco.com/history/us/bailey/american_pageant/11e/students/.... As far as studying for a test, I usually take the test on that site corresponding to what we're working on, read the outlines here, and then review my notes from class. That usually gets me an 'A'. Right now I have to go finish that whole studying thing because a two day test is coming up-one day of multiple choice and informal essays and then a DBQ...but I hope I was of some help!

serg.kr's picture
Joined: Sep 2005

Here's what I do:

1. Read the outlines for the current chapter first. This will focus you in the right direction. You'll have the general idea in the back of your mind as you read, and this really helps you pick out the relative importance of each topic you read.

2. Read the chapter.

- Underline (lightly with a pencil, duh) anything you suspect you'll find in the multiple choice section of the test (basic facts, cause and effect relationships, etc).

- Take notes on topics you suspect you will find on the essay. These are usually huge, global topics. A good sign of a potential essay topic is when the book lists many causes for one effect, or many effects of a single cause (essays love to test your ability to recognize cause and effect relationships). Also, watch out when the book tells you the extent of something - for example, you'll read a couple paragraphs on increasing colonial unity before the revolution, and then the paragraph afterwards begins with the word "however". You can suspect to find that in a question that goes something like "Analyze the extent to which X is true".
Basically, when the book lists many facts that are all connected to a single, relevant topic, it's a clue of an essay question. **To do good on the essay, you have to memorize these facts and how they pertain to the topic.** In the case of multi-cause or multi-effect, write down all the causes and effects and memorize them.

3. Before the test, run though everything you underlined, all your notes, and your suspected essay topics and their respective facts. Memorize.

4. 10 mins before the test, reread the outlines to jog your memory.

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