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Every AP US History Practice Exam Available: Free and Official

Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Feb 16, 2020 5:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

If you want to do well on the AP US History exam, you have to practice! Practice tests can help you organize your prep logically around areas of the curriculum that are most challenging for you. This article provides a complete list of all official and unofficial AP US History practice test materials available online, as well as detailed instructions and tips on how to use them in your studying.

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The 4 Best AP US History Textbooks, Reviewed

Posted by Halle Edwards | Feb 15, 2020 1:53:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

What are the best AP US History textbooks you can buy? Which books should you use in your course and AP exam prep? In this article, we'll go over the most popular APUSH textbooks as well as some books to consider if you're self-studying or on a budget. Read on if you're looking to get your own AP US History textbook!

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How to Do Well in an AP Class: Your Complete Guide

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Feb 14, 2020 12:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

If you’re reading this it’s because you’re considering taking Advanced Placement (AP) high school classes or you’re already enrolled in AP classes. That’s great! AP courses are a great way to prepare for college, raise your GPA, and even earn college credit. 

But in order for you to get the full benefit out of your AP classes, you’ll need to make sure you know how to prepare for AP classes. That can be tricky: AP classes are designed to be harder, so you’ll need to be proactive about learning class material if you want to earn As. 

We’re here to help. This article will help you develop the skills and tools you need to excel in every AP class you take. We’ll discuss: 

  • What an AP class is, and why they’re beneficial
  • A quiz to help you identify your biggest pain points when it comes to succeeding in AP classes
  • Specialized study tips customized to show you how to do well in an AP class
  • A hypothetical weekly schedule designed to show you how to manage AP classes

There’s a lot to cover, so let’s get started!

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The Best AP US History Notes to Study With

Posted by Halle Edwards | Feb 12, 2020 2:19:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Want some notes to help break down your AP US History class? Or are you looking to brush up on a historical period you're having a hard time remembering?

We have detailed notes organized by US History units, which work with the most recent AP US History guidelines. Read on to get help with AP US History and learn how to prepare for the test.

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Is AP World History Hard? Expert Discussion

Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Feb 12, 2020 9:52:00 AM

Advanced Placement (AP)

AP World History seems like it would be a pretty hard class. There's so much to cover—I mean, it's nearly 1,000 years of global human history! But how much do you really need to know? And how do people usually do on the AP test? In this article, I will examine five different factors to make a conclusion about the difficulty level of AP World History.

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The Ultimate AP US History Study Guide

Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Feb 8, 2020 4:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Studying for the AP US History course is an exercise in memorization and critical thinking. Multiple-choice questions ask you to read and analyze documents based on your historical knowledge, while essay questions require similar skills but with the added challenge of synthesizing your ideas into a coherent argument that incorporates both outside knowledge and evidence given to you.

In this comprehensive AP US History study guide, I will give you all the resources and strategies you need to prepare for the AP exam and any other test that comes your way in this course!

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AP Psychology Practice Tests: Complete Collection

Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Feb 8, 2020 10:28:00 AM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Practice tests are some of the best review tools for AP Psychology. They'll give you insight into your areas of weakness and prepare you for the structure and content of the real test. In this article, I'll list all the official and unofficial practice tests available online and provide advice on how to use them to get a great score on the AP test.

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Is AP US History Hard? Expert Discussion

Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Feb 7, 2020 10:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

AP classes are typically more challenging than regular high school classes, but did you know that some APs are harder than others? Based on testing statistics and an examination of the curriculum, we can come up with accurate assessments of the true difficulty level of each AP class.

In this article, I'll analyze AP US History exam scores, student testimonials, and course content to give you a clear picture of how hard this popular AP class really is!

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The Best AP Psychology Study Guide

Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Feb 6, 2020 5:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

AP courses cover a lot of complex information, and it's not always easy to find great study materials and strategies. I've written this AP Psychology study guide as a way to make the process of studying for the AP test and other in-class assessments a little less overwhelming. It will help you figure out how to structure your studying, give you strategies to better understand the material, and provide links to notes and practice resources. If you follow the advice in this guide, you'll be on your way to a high AP Psych score!

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The Ultimate Guide to the AP US History Exam

Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Feb 6, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Advanced Placement (AP)

The AP US History exam involves critical reading, writing, and in-depth analysis. It's not just about memorizing names and dates, but rather interpreting historical evidence quickly and accurately, recalling outside information on a topic, and synthesizing your ideas into a coherent argument.

In this guide, we'll give you a rundown of the format and structure of the AP US History test along with a brief content outline, sample questions, and some tips for a great score.

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The Best AP US History Review Guide

Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Feb 4, 2020 10:30:00 AM

Advanced Placement (AP)

It's hard to know where to start with your AP US History review. It's one of the tougher APs based on the thinking skills it requires and the amount of content it covers. You can't just read over your notes and expect to get a high score on the final exam in May.

In this guide, we give you a basic outline of what's on the AP US History exam, provide study tips, and lay out a step-by-step prep plan that you can customize to your needs.

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The Ultimate AP Psychology Review Guide: 5-Step Prep Plan

Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Feb 4, 2020 10:29:00 AM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Preparing for the AP Psychology exam shouldn't make you lose your sanity (as it were). Some of the material is challenging, but overall it's not that scary compared to other AP tests. As long as you stay focused during your prep and are familiar with the format of the test, you'll have a good chance of acing it!

In this article, we'll go over the structure and content of the AP Psychology exam and explain how you can make the best use of your AP Psychology review time to end up with a great score.

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The Best AP US History Quizzes You Should Be Taking

Posted by Halle Edwards | Feb 3, 2020 2:01:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Looking for some AP US History quizzes to use in your study sessions? You're in luck. We've got a long list of quizzes you can use throughout the year and in the spring as you're studying for the AP exam. Read on to get an AP US History workout!

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The 55 AP Language and Composition Terms You Must Know

Posted by Ellen McCammon | Jan 31, 2020 9:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

One of the competencies you need to develop for AP Language and Composition is a thorough understanding of rhetorical strategies and techniques. This is because you will both be expected to identify these strategies and techniques in the writing of others and to use them in your own writing.

But given the huge number of rhetorical terms there are, how do you know which ones you need to know and understand? Do you need to know what anaphora is? What about synecdoche?

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AP Literature Reading List: 127 Great Books for Your Prep

Posted by Ellen McCammon | Jan 31, 2020 8:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

A lot of students wonder if there's a specific AP English reading list of books they should be reading to succeed on the AP Literature and Composition exam. While there's not an official College-Board AP reading list, there are books that will be more useful for you to read than others as you prepare for the exam. In this article, I'll break down why you need to read books to prepare, how many you should plan on reading, and what you should read—including poetry.

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