Ch 16: AP Macroeconomics Test Information & Strategy

About This Chapter

The prospect of taking an AP exam can be daunting. Watch the video lessons and read the articles in our AP Macroeconomics Test Information & Strategy chapter and find the tools that will help you reduce your stress level and increase your chances of scoring well on the exam.

AP Macroeconomics Test Information & Strategy - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

While studying for the AP Macroeconomics exam might seem intimidating, this easy-to-use guide will make your preparation manageable. Pick up useful hints, helpful strategies and gain some new skills as you view these quick videos and short articles. In the lessons, you will find the following information:

  • Explanation of the AP exam
  • Advice on how to prepare for the exam
  • How to approach multiple-choice questions
  • Helpful hints on how to answer free-response questions
  • Strategies for developing a great essay in a short time
  • Ways to apply information from graphs and charts in your essay

LessonObjective
What Is an AP Exam? Describe and give general overview of AP exams.
General Tips for Taking the AP Exam Find useful information on how to take an AP test.
Strategy for Multiple Choice Questions Acquire facility in answering multiple choice questions.
Common Flaws on Multiple Choice Questions Look for mistakes in the test that can help you find the correct answer.
AP Macroeconomics Exam: Tips for Short Free-Response Questions Gain insights on how to answer short free-response items.
AP Macroeconomics Exam: Tips for Long Free-Response Questions Differentiate between short and long free-response items and acquire strategies for the latter.
How to Write a Great Essay Quickly Write a strong timed essay using this information.
Using & Analyzing Graphs to Support an Essay Interpret and apply information on graphs.

8 Lessons in Chapter 16: AP Macroeconomics Test Information & Strategy
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What Is an AP Exam?

1. What Is an AP Exam?

Many students take Advanced Placement exams to save time and money when they get to college. But what, exactly are AP exams, and what should students know about them? Watch this lesson for an overview of AP exams.

General Tips for Taking the AP Exam

2. General Tips for Taking the AP Exam

Advanced Placement exams can save students time and money by granting them college credit through taking an exam. This lesson will give general tips for AP exams, including what to bring, what not to bring, and tactics for taking the exam.

Strategy for Multiple Choice Questions

3. Strategy for Multiple Choice Questions

When taking a multiple-choice test, the most important thing is to know the content covered on the exam. But beyond that, there are certain things you can do to increase your chances of passing. Watch this lesson for strategies for multiple-choice tests.

Common Flaws on Multiple Choice Questions

4. Common Flaws on Multiple Choice Questions

When writing multiple choice questions, some educators make mistakes that can actually benefit the test-taker. Watch this lesson to find out about some common flaws that show up on multiple choice tests and how they can help you do well.

AP Macroeconomics Exam: Tips for Short Free-Response Questions

5. AP Macroeconomics Exam: Tips for Short Free-Response Questions

The AP Macroeconomics exam includes two short free-response questions (in addition to one long one) to be answered within 60 minutes of testing time. Learn about some strategies you can use to successfully answer these short free-response questions and master this section of the exam.

AP Macroeconomics Exam:  Tips for Long Free-Response Questions

6. AP Macroeconomics Exam: Tips for Long Free-Response Questions

Read this article to learn more about how to answer the long free-response question on the AP Macroeconomics Exam. Go over strategies and tips for working on this part of the exam.

How to Write a Great Essay Quickly

7. How to Write a Great Essay Quickly

Many tests will require you to write a timed essay. You may feel panicked at the idea of having to produce a high-quality essay under a tight time constraint. But you can relax: this video shows you four basic steps to follow so that you can write a great essay quickly.

Using & Analyzing Graphs to Support an Essay

8. Using & Analyzing Graphs to Support an Essay

Learn the basics of graphs and how to understand them. Also, learn how to use graphs in your own essays, including how to decide when to use graphs, which types to use, and how to best format them.

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