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Which AP history class is the hardest and how should I prep for it?

Hey peeps, I've been debating whether to take APUSH, AP World, or AP Euro next year and I’m kinda curious – which AP history class do y’all think is the hardest? Also, any tips on how to prepare for the one that's considered the toughest?

7 months ago

Hello there! The difficulty of each AP history class can vary based on individual strengths and interests. However, many students find AP European History to be quite challenging due to the depth of content and unfamiliarity with European history, as opposed to American history that is more commonly taught throughout schooling in the U.S. Still, this is subjective, and students also report AP U.S. History (APUSH) to be detail-laden with a focus on critical thinking and essay writing.

To prepare for these classes, here are a few tips. First, start by reviewing the course descriptions provided by the College Board to get an idea of the themes and skills emphasized in each class. Also, look up old released exams and practice writing DBQs (Document-Based Questions) and LEQs (Long Essay Questions). Creating a study schedule that allows you to cover a specific time period each week can be helpful. Additionally, reading books and watching documentaries on the topics covered in these courses will give you broader perspectives and help you synthesize information. And of course, don't hesitate to reach out to the teacher of the AP history class at your school—they'll have valuable insights into what you can expect and how you can best prepare. Good luck with your decision!

7 months ago

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