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The Best AP US History Books: Full Expert Reviews

Posted by Halle Edwards | Mar 21, 2020 8:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Need some help studying for AP US History? Look no further. In this post, we cover the best AP US History books, from textbooks to prep books and even study tools such as flashcards and websites. Read on to get the best help you can get for studying for the AP US History exam.

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What Is AP Capstone? Should You Do It?

Posted by Halle Edwards | Mar 21, 2020 7:47:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Have you heard about the AP program's new diploma program, AP Capstone? Is this just an IB clone or something more interesting? And will completing AP Capstone get you into college? We’ll explore those questions here. Read on for a complete guide to AP Capstone!

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Which Colleges Require the SAT Essay? Complete List

Posted by Dora Seigel | Mar 21, 2020 7:00:00 PM

SAT Logistics, SAT Essay

Planning to take the SAT? Before you sign up, you need to decide whether you're going to take the test with or without the optional Essay. How should you pick? Well, some colleges require that you apply with the SAT with Essay; others don't care whether you submit an SAT score with or without the Essay.

In this article, I'll provide you with a complete list of colleges that require or recommend taking the SAT with the Essay.

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The Best AP Environmental Science Review Guide

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Mar 21, 2020 7:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Knowing how to review for an AP exam can be challenging, and, based on average exam scores, it appears that many students who take AP Environmental Science don't adequately prepare for the final test.

Fortunately, if you're not sure where to start, this guide will walk you through the complete AP Environmental Science review process. We'll start by going over the format of the AP exam and what it covers, including sample questions. We'll then move on to useful review strategies and the plan you should follow in order to get prepared for the exam.

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The 5 Best AP World History Books for Practice and Review

Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Mar 21, 2020 7:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

It's hard to know where to begin when studying for AP World History. Though the exam mainly covers broad themes and trends, there's so much information to sift through that it can be easy to get lost in the weeds. Review books can help guide your study plan, ensure that you revisit the most important concepts, and teach you critical test-taking strategies.

In this article, I'll go through the best books to use for studying AP World History and how you can choose one that will give you the tools you need to ace this test.

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Is AP Chemistry Hard? 5 Key Factors Considered

Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Mar 21, 2020 7:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

AP Chemistry is an intimidating subject if you're not familiar with the material. There are all these weird formulas with superscripts and subscripts to remember, and it involves what some students view as an unpleasant amount of math. But is AP Chemistry as hard as it sounds?

In this article, I'll examine five different factors to reach a conclusion regarding the true difficulty level of AP Chemistry in comparison with other high-level classes.

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The Expert's Guide to the AP Psychology Exam

Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Mar 21, 2020 7:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Taking AP Exams can be stressful, but if you know what to expect on test day, you can eliminate a lot of that anxiety. The AP Psychology exam is one of the more popular AP tests, and it has a pretty straightforward format and scoring system. In this article, I'll tell you what's on the AP Psychology test, how it's graded, and which prep methods you should use to get a great score.

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The Expert's Guide to the AP Biology Exam

Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Mar 21, 2020 7:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

If you're taking AP Biology, it's a good idea to familiarize yourself with the exam before you get too far into the course. Preparing ahead of time for the AP exam format and fully understanding what concepts are covered on the AP Biology test can go a long way toward earning a high score (and potentially getting college credit!).

This article will take you through the structure and scoring of the AP Bio exam and give you some key tips on the best ways to study for AP Biology.

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Are AP Classes Worth It? Should You Take Them?

Posted by Halle Edwards | Mar 21, 2020 7:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

If you're in high school, you've probably heard about AP classes. You might have even taken some already. But is all the hard work that goes into an AP class actually worth it?

We think AP classes can be a great choice for students, as long as you’re well prepared, get a lot out of the class, and align your schedule to work with your college goals. However, AP classes might not always be the best choice. Keep reading to learn when AP classes are a good idea and when they're wasting your time—as well as what steps you must take to build an optimal schedule.

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Every AP Statistics Practice Test Available: Free and Official

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Mar 21, 2020 6:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Are you taking the AP Statistics exam soon and want to make sure you're prepared? One of the best ways to measure your progress and figure out which areas you need to focus on is to take practice exams. There are a lot of AP Statistics practice exams available; however, some are higher-quality than others. Taking a poorly written practice exam can cause you to study the wrong things and give you an inaccurate picture of what the real AP exam will be like.

In this guide, I'll go over every AP Statistics practice test available, explain if and how you should use each one, and end with a schedule you can follow to help you incorporate practice tests into your study plans.

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Exactly What to Expect From AP Language Multiple Choice

Posted by Ellen McCammon | Mar 21, 2020 6:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Perhaps because the free-response section of the AP Language and Composition exam is worth more than the multiple-choice section, some teachers spend much more time preparing you for free-response than multiple-choice. While it's great to be prepared for the essays, this might leave you feeling like a lost and confused lamb when it comes to the AP English Language and Composition multiple choice section.

But never fear, the guide is here! This guide will give a brief overview of the AP Language and Composition multiple-choice section, the eight question types you can expect to see on the test, three preparation strategies, a slate of AP practice question resources, and finally some tips for success on test day.

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Every AP Environmental Science Practice Test Available

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Mar 21, 2020 6:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Are you preparing for the Environmental Science AP exam? One of the best ways to study for the test and figure out how well you're doing is to take practice tests. Practice tests let you see what kinds of questions you'll be asked on the exam and also help you figure out which subjects or types of questions you struggle with and need to review more. Finding practice tests can be time-consuming, and, unfortunately, not all AP practice tests are created equally.

But we're here to help. In this guide, I'll provide links to all AP Environmental Science practice tests that are currently available, point out which are the highest quality, and explain how you should be using them in your prep.

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Every AP World History Practice Test Available

Posted by Halle Edwards | Mar 21, 2020 6:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Need some free resources to help you prepare for the AP World History exam? This complete collection of AP World History practice tests offers tons of links to free multiple-choice questions, free-response questions, and even a full-length practice test. Read on to learn how to use these resources and get links to hundreds of AP World History practice questions.

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The Best AP World History Study Guide: 6 Key Tips

Posted by Halle Edwards | Mar 21, 2020 6:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Are you taking AP World History this year? Or considering taking it at some point in high school? Then you need to read this AP World History study guide. Instead of cramming every single name, date, and place into your head, learn how to study for the AP World History exam so that you can learn the major ideas and feel ready for test day. We'll also go over some key strategies you can use to help you prepare effectively.

The AP World History test is challengingjust 8.6% of test takers got a 5 in 2019. But if you study correctly throughout the year, you could be one of the few students who aces this test. Below are six tips to follow in order to be well prepared for the AP World History exam. Read through each one, apply them to your test prep, and you'll be well on your way to maximizing your AP score!

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How Are AP Exams Scored?

Posted by Halle Edwards | Mar 21, 2020 6:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

If you’re studying for an AP exam right now or are thinking about taking an AP class in the future, you might be wondering: how are AP exams scored?

In this post, we'll break down the scoring process, all the way from the raw scores you earn on the multiple-choice section and essays to how you get a final score on a scale of 1-5. Knowing how AP exams are scored can help you do your best on them—especially if you want a perfect 5!

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