About This Chapter
Who's it for?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering AP U.S. History material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn AP U.S. History. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding how to develop test-taking strategies and skills
- Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning history (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient way to learn about test-taking skills and prep
- Students who struggle to understand their teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra history learning resources
How it works:
- Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
- Press play and watch the video lesson.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify you're ready by completing the Test-Taking Skills and Prep chapter exam.
Why it works:
- Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Test-Taking Skills and Prep chapter exam to be prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any test-taking question. They're here to help!
- Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.
Students will review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a test-taking skills and prep unit of a standard AP U.S. History course. Topics covered include:
- Acing multiple choice questions
- Mastering the document-based essay question
- Acing the short-answer questions
1. How to Master Multiple Choice Questions on the AP U.S. History Exam
Are you ready to take the AP U.S. History exam? In this lesson, you'll learn about recent revisions, plus some tips and tricks to help you master the multiple-choice items and maximize your score.
2. How to Master the Document-Based Essay Question on the AP U.S. History Exam
Are you ready to take the revised AP U.S. History exam? In this lesson, you'll learn about the document-based question, or DBQ, plus some tips to help you maximize your score.
3. How to Master the Short-Answer Questions on the AP U.S. History Exam
The AP U.S. history course and exam was revised for the 2014-2015 school year. Learn about the brand new short-answer questions and how to answer them.
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- Settling North America (1497-1732): Help and Review
- The Road to Revolution (1700-1774): Help and Review
- The American Revolution (1775-1783): Help and Review
- The Making of a New Nation (1776-1800): Help and Review
- The Virginia Dynasty (1801--1825): Help and Review
- Jacksonian Democracy (1825 -- 1850): Help and Review
- Life in Antebellum America (1807-1861): Help and Review
- Manifest Destiny (1806-1855): Help and Review
- Sectional Crisis (1850-1861): Help and Review
- American Civil War (1861-1865): Help and Review
- Reconstruction (1865-1877): Help and Review
- Industrialization and Urbanization (1870-1900): Help and Review
- The Progressive Era (1900-1917): Help and Review
- American Imperialism (1890-1919): Help and Review
- The Roaring 20s (1920-1929): Help and Review
- The Great Depression (1929-1940): Help and Review
- The US in World War II (1941-1945): Help and Review
- The World During WWII (1941-1945): Help and Review
- Post-War World (1946-1959): Help and Review
- The Cold War (1950-1973): Help and Review
- Protests & Civil Disobedience (1954-1973): Help & Review
- The 1970s (1969-1979): Help and Review
- The Rise of Political Conservatism (1980-1992): Help and Review
- Contemporary America (1992-2013): Help and Review
- Changes in the Modern United States: Help and Review
- How to Write a Good Essay on Your AP Exam: Help and Review
- Developing and Writing Your AP Exam Essay: Help and Review
- Critical Thinking Skills for AP US History: Help and Review