|By Xsmandy (Xsmandy) on Saturday, September 25, 2004 - 08:24 pm: Edit|
Hey, I am a grade 12 student from BC, Canada. Trying to get some credit before attending univeristy, I plan to write some APs. Besides taking the AP psych, stat, cal AB, micro/macro eco, all of which are the easiest, I also want to do some social science courses. Now there is the list: US his, Euro his, world his, and comparative gov and poli. I am not really a history person and have NEVER taken any history or politics/govt courses in high school before, except the social Studies course which is mandatory- dealing with Canadian history. Now I am taking a Comparative Civilization course, ancient Greece, Roman empire, that kind of stuff. WIll this course well prepare me to achieve a 5 on AP world history? .
Oh btw, with the comparative civ. course, should I write the AP comparatvie gov't and politics or world history?
Any prep book recommendations? Thanks
|By Mesotired9 (Mesotired9) on Saturday, September 25, 2004 - 10:52 pm: Edit|
Yes, self-studying for AP World and getting a 5 is easily doable- I did it last year, and the WH classes I'd taken before then left a good deal of gaps. It's not a particularly difficult test, but you should make sure to spend extra time studying the subjects your class doesn't get to.
As far as test books, Princeton Review is good, as is Barron's. Both have good material, but PR's practice tests are closer approximations of the real things. Also, you should practice by writing the essays that are on the CB website from the past couple years.
|By Lionswim (Lionswim) on Saturday, October 02, 2004 - 06:10 pm: Edit|
I have a similar question...
US History is a required class for juniors at my school, but we get a choice between AP and Survey. I just dropped survey for a few reasons, most of which are pretty weak, but I am definitely capable of doing AP level work.
Last year I took a three quarters of AP Euro from a teacher whose students routinely get 5's. I had to drop the class (and ended up taking world history) because of some weird transfer stuff.
My question is this: Is it possible for me to take the APUSH test and get a 3 or above?
|By Thermodude (Thermodude) on Saturday, October 02, 2004 - 07:43 pm: Edit|
Its possible to self-study any test and score a 5, as long as you put in enough work. In fact, self-studying US history should be much easier than Euro or World, given the fact that most students have taken regular/honors US history courses before.
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