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What were your experiences with APUSH?


hi, i’m not sure if this constitutes an acceptable question but i’m seeking some info/perspectives on what some AP courses are like cause i’m going to be taking 5 of them next year (junior). this year my only ap exam (physics 1) was less than satisfactory and so i am going to start preparing for next year’s AP exams this summe. i’m using the same approach as i did freshman year, which earned me a 5 on env sci: using barrons’ books, khan academy, a shitton of independent prep (i started in july before school started and studied very intensely the whole schoolyear), flashcards, mock tests, etc. is there anything else y’all recommend to study for APUSH?

and/or, what were some of your experiences with APUSH? (ap us history) even if its one sentence or something you’ve heard about the class/rigor/material/how you prepared i would really appreciate it :) i can also answer questions about ap french/enviro sci/phys 1 if you’d like.


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I took APUSH and it wasn't too bad! I'd say focus on the general timeline/big movements and getting those straight in your head. It's okay not to remember every little detail and you hardly ever need specific dates. For the essays, it's more about content than writing so don't be a perfectionist--get stuff on the page! Also yes, lots of note-taking and weekly quizzes. You got this--good luck!

thank you, i rlly appreciate it :,)
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So I can’t tell you about APUSH but my expierence with AP World history is lots of note taking with weekly quizzes. And throw in a few projects like 1 every other month.

Compared to normal social studies classes it was a lot more fast paced. We typically covered 2 chapters a week so it was very fast paced.

I’m pretty sure this will hold true for APUSH however

Your welcome! Good luck!