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AP U.S. History For Dummies by Greg Velm

By Greg Velm

On the brink of take on the AP U.S. historical past examination? AP U.S. historical past For Dummies is a pragmatic, step by step consultant that can assist you ideal the abilities and evaluation the information you want to in achieving your very best rating! observe the best way to determine what the questions are particularly asking and tips on how to mix your heritage wisdom with context clues to craft considerate essays. test your hand at true-to-life AP tests, whole with precise resolution motives and scoring guides.
You’ll the right way to prepare a video game plan, strengthen a learn process, decode the Political – financial – Social (PES) resolution mystery, and comprehend precisely what’s going to be at the pressure. This easy-to-understand advisor experiences all sessions of U.S. historical past, from the country’s earliest population to the current day. Ease your brain on pressure day and believe thoroughly ready by way of finishing the 2 perform assessments with solutions and reasons. learn how to:<ul type="disc">* organize a examine plan for the time prime as much as the examination* Decode your rating and how you can get the easiest rating* placed your wisdom to paintings* procedure the differing kinds of questions: a number of selection, document-based, and essay questions* Navigate all examination themes, from the local american citizens to the current day* study and attach political, monetary, and social issues* realize trick words
Complete with lists of ten monster occasion issues AP wishes you to grasp, ten unstoppable cultural developments, and ten key courtroom judgements, AP U.S. History For Dummies might help you ace this try out!

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S. History is the most often taken Advanced Placement test in the entire fiendish College Board repertoire. You could call it the most popular, if popular is the right word for a national test that makes you sweat for three hours to try to earn college credit for something you’ve already been tested on too many times in high school. It’s tough, but if you don’t pass the AP, you don’t get paid that college credit. S. History exam. In this chapter, I give you an overview of the test and what to expect so you can prepare yourself for what lies ahead.

Even though the multiple-choice questions in Section I take less than a third of your test time, they’re worth half your test score. Sailing through Section 2 Exhausted (or should I say, well-exercised) by your spiral through multiple-choice levels, now you must begin to write history in Section II. You’ll get a question book containing one DBQ, or Document-Based Question (Section A), and four regular essay questions arranged in two groups of two questions each (Sections B and C). You answer one question from Section B and one from Section C.

You can beef up on your reasoning skills in Chapter 4. The other half of the credit on the big test comes from just three essay questions. This section is where the CB separates the Jedi Masters from the guys who don’t know where to plug in their light sabers. Anybody can memorize facts; leaders are the people who can use those facts successfully. That’s where PES comes in. No, PES isn’t a cute hard-candy dispenser, as fun as that may be. PES is the way of combining political, economic, and social information on an essay question to make test graders dispense high grades.

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