|By Miscgrl (Miscgrl) on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 11:53 pm: Edit|
So, who's nervous?
I certainly am.
Does anyone know around what you need for a 5?
I just took the 24 sample questions on collegeboard and got 75% right. What should I be aiming for?
Figured I'd start this thread since there doesn't seem to be anyone else starting one, and there are a few ppl on here taking the exam.
Also, any last-minute ideas on prepping for the essays? It seems to me ur really screwed if they pick one aspect of a country you're not THAT familiar with....(ie political transitions in the sample free response on cb)
|By Z00b (Z00b) on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 01:30 am: Edit|
I'm taking Comp Gov, self-study, and am a little nervous. Talking to my US gov teacher, he said that in the past many people have done well on the MC, but the free responses are at times odd. I'd say just keep it succinct and answer the questions directly. You don't really need to be an expert on the political histories of the six countries, just identify the concept, then describe it. They're not expecting essays that you'd find in Foreign Affairs or anything.
|By Miscgrl (Miscgrl) on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 10:20 pm: Edit|
Do the free response even have to be in essay form? Is there any general length? Because there are separate questions and from what my AP Comp Gov teacher told us, you basically get points based on mentioning exactly what they're looking for, ie if you mentioned "collective responsability" in response to a question where that would be a major point for Britain. How detailed/long/essay-like to the responses have to be?
|By Ionix (Ionix) on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 10:35 pm: Edit|
sucks when you have to take US Gov and Comp Gov back to back.
|By Scrsteven (Scrsteven) on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 - 11:47 am: Edit|
i got a 5 on it last year, and i remember one important essay tip- they dont take points off for incorrect information, they just gave points for the right info (my teacher learned this at a ap workshop thing); so i didnt know what form of elections india had, so i said it was such and such in one paragraph and then directly contradicted myself in another, and well.. i got a 5
|By Ndbisme5 (Ndbisme5) on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 - 03:48 pm: Edit|
Essays were great in both comp and US. MC was medium-easy (left like 7 blank on US, guessed on 5 on comp). Hoping for two 5z. WTF is "more than one" something another. I completely fogot and they asked that like three times (the term).
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