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We want you to succeed on your AP* exam. That's why we've created this 5-step plan to help you study more effectively, use your preparation time wisely, and get your best score. This easy-to-follow guide offers you a complete review of your AP course, strategies to give you the edge on test day, and plenty of practice with AP-style test questions. You'll sharpen your subject knowledge, strengthen your ...

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Overview

A Perfect Plan for the Perfect Score

We want you to succeed on your AP* exam. That's why we've created this 5-step plan to help you study more effectively, use your preparation time wisely, and get your best score. This easy-to-follow guide offers you a complete review of your AP course, strategies to give you the edge on test day, and plenty of practice with AP-style test questions. You'll sharpen your subject knowledge, strengthen your thinking skills, and build your test-taking confidence with

  • Full-length practice exams modeled on the real test
  • All the terms and concepts you need to know to get your best score
  • Your choice of three customized study schedules—so you can pick the one that meets your needs

The 5-Step Plan helps you get the most out of your study time:

Step 1: Set Up Your Study Program

Step 2: Determine Your Readiness

Step 3: Develop the Strategies

Step 4: Review the Knowledge

Step 5: Build Your Confidence

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Table of Contents

STEP 1: Set Up Your Study Program; Chapter 1. What You Need to Know About the AP U.S. Government and Politics Exam; Chapter 2. How to Plan Your Time; STEP 2: Determine Your Test Readiness; Chapter 3. Take a Diagnostic Exam; STEP 3: Develop Strategies for Success; Chapter 4. Section I of the Exam: How to Approach the Multiple-Choice Questions; Chapter 5. Section II of the Exam: How to Approach the Free-Response Essay; STEP 4: Review the Knowledge You Need to Score High; Chapter 6. Architecture and Development of U.S. Government; Chapter 7. Federalism; Chapter 8. Political Culture; Chapter 9. Political Parties; Chapter 10. Voting and Elections; Chapter 11. Interest Groups and the Mass Media;Chapter 12. The Legislative Branch; Chapter 13. The Executive Branch and the Bureaucracy; Chapter 14. The National Judiciary; Chapter 15. Civil Liberties and Civil Rights; Chapter 16. The Politics and Public Policymaking; STEP 5: Build Your Test-Taking Confidence;
• 3 Practice Tests

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2013

    Great study aid!

    Last year I took the US History AP Exam and I scored a 5 and I believe it was because of the "5 Steps to a 5" books. I like that each section gives a great overview of what I learned this year. You actually have two diagnostic exams plus two more practice exams, giving you a great amount to study with! It's detailed but straightforward!

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  • Posted November 26, 2012

    Awesome Layout!

    This is coming in super handy, especially as my Gov class is only one semester long, so I have to do most of the review myself. The format is nice and presents things in the simplest way possible- not an easy thing when it comes to politics let me tell you.

    What I really love about this is that it's practical, and I don't mean just for the big test in May. Because this was an election year, I got to see a lot of this stuff in action and this book helped me muddle my way through with fewer migraines then expected. I haven't taken the test yet, but if this can get me through real life, paper application should be a breeze!

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  • Posted September 8, 2012

    Was a great tool in helping me to further understand government

    Was a great tool in helping me to further understand government and it's proceedings. Got me a 5, so.

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