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I can't make it stick!

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MexicanaChulax3's picture
Joined: Jan 2008
I can't make it stick!

I read, I take notes, I answer practice questions, flashcards, you name it and I've done it. I just can't reatin it. Midterms killed me. I felt like I forgot everything. If this is the case I don't know how I'll be able to get a 4 or 5 on the Ap exam. can anyone help me?

[=Tahoma]I used to have an open mind but my brains kept falling out.[/]

angelbirdy's picture
Joined: May 2007

there are specific workbooks that they sell in the book stores that help me... I actually intended to buy an AP american History workbook, when I accidentally bought barron's Ap world history workbook, it includes a disk and everything to prepare you for the exam. if you work those out, you will totally be fine.

32150DruMMer's picture
Joined: Dec 2007

Well I have two suggestions for you.
1. You can do what I do, I read every chapter twice, the first time for main idea, the second time for detail.


2. Find a way to improve your general memory, because I rely heavily on my memory to help in stuff. A website that may be able to help with memory/ brain stuff is http://lumosity.com/
Hope thats cool, :)

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pianogirl2422's picture
Joined: Mar 2005

Improving your memory is a good start. You also might want to keep trying new study methods. Perhaps try studying in a group or using more visual notes. There are several threads in the AP general sections. Here's links to a few of them:

[URL=http://www.course-notes.org/forum/showthread.php?t=20404]Learning Types[/URL] - This might help point you in the right direction of what study methods might work.

[URL=http://www.course-notes.org/forum/showthread.php?t=46422]Some good study tips[/URL]

[URL=http://www.course-notes.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1411]Other study tips[/URL]

Let me know if you have anymore questions or comments or what have you.

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MexicanaChulax3's picture
Joined: Jan 2008

ahhh thanks :]] you guys are life savers!

[=Tahoma]I used to have an open mind but my brains kept falling out.[/]

ap101's picture
Joined: Oct 2008

if u really want to grasp the big picture of a chapter, then reading the textbook is the best way to go...i know it sounds like the nerdy and boring thing to do, but it actually does help a LOT....

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