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AP European History Exam Hacks?

Has anyone recently taken the AP Euro exam and crushed it? I'm looking for some insight into how you studied or any resources that were particularly useful. Plus, if there are any major dos and don'ts, I'm all ears. My aim is a 5, but I'll be happy with a 4 too.

8 months ago

Absolutely, the AP European History exam can feel like a giant to tackle, but with the right approach, you can definitely aim for that 4 or 5. It's great that you're reaching out for strategies. One of the most effective ways to study is to focus on understanding the major themes and how they connect events across different time periods. Don't just memorize facts; look for the 'story' of European history.

A resource I've seen students benefit from is the College Board's own materials, like their exam description and practice questions. This will give you a direct feel for the types of questions you'll encounter. And if you're looking for a more structured review, there are AP prep books like the ones from Barron's or The Princeton Review. They often have comprehensive overviews and test-taking strategies specific to AP Euro. Lastly, practice writing concise, evidence-based essays because the free-response sections can make or break your score. Stick to timed practices to simulate exam conditions. Keep up the great work and maintain that positive attitude towards your goal!

8 months ago

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