5 Steps to a 5 on the Advanced Placement Examinations: U.S. History

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An exciting new series of study guides that lets each student design a course of study pitched to his or her individual needs and learning style

Each year, more than one million U.S. high school students take one or more advanced placement (AP) exams, and, according to official projections, that number will continue to rise in the years ahead. That is because AP exams confer important benefits on those who do well on them. High AP scores are indispensable to gaining admission to...

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Overview

An exciting new series of study guides that lets each student design a course of study pitched to his or her individual needs and learning style

Each year, more than one million U.S. high school students take one or more advanced placement (AP) exams, and, according to official projections, that number will continue to rise in the years ahead. That is because AP exams confer important benefits on those who do well on them. High AP scores are indispensable to gaining admission to most elite colleges. They provide students with a competitive edge when competing for grants and scholarships. And they allow students to bypass required university survey courses, saving on skyrocketing tuition fees.

Designed to coincide perfectly with the most current
AP exams, Five Steps to a 5 on the Advanced Placement Examinations guides contain several advanced features that set them above all competitors. Each guide is structured around an ingenious Five-Step Plan. The first step is to develop a study plan, the second builds knowledge, the third and fourth hone test-taking skills and strategies, and the fifth fosters the confidence students need to ace the tests. This flexible study tool is also tailored to three types of students. For the more structured student there is a "Month-by-Month" approach that follows the school year and a "Calendar Countdown" approach that begins with the new year. For students who leave studying to the last minute "Basic Training" covers the basics in just four weeks.

Other outstanding features include:

  • Sample tests that closely simulate real exams
  • Review material based on the contents of the most recent tests
  • Icons highlighting important facts, vocabulary, and frequently-asked questions
  • Boxed quotes offering advice from students who have aced the exams and from AP teachers and college professors
  • Websites and links to valuable online test resources, along with author e-mail addresses for students with follow-up questions
  • Authors who are either AP course instructors or exam developers
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2006

    Use this text and you'll be on your way to a 5

    It's true you can get a 5 with this study guide. I did. This book is clear and concise and fit my linear, cause-effect learning style perfectly. There isn't any fluff, and it isn't boring. The information is presented in language that is compact and easy to understand. You'll have great success using this text.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2004

    Finest I've Seen

    This AP Review Book is an excellent choice to study for the AP U.S. History Exam. Although you only get a couple of questions at the end of each chapter, the comprehensive review is amazing. Detailing the information that you need to know. If you study the review and follow one of their 'plans' provided in the book, you will do exceptionally well on the AP exam.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2002

    villamagna's book shines 5 stars bright...(I'm sure)

    As a former student of Mr. Villamagna ("Mr. V" as we called him) I can personally vouch for his expertise in the field of US History. Though this book has not been published long enough for me to purchase it I can testify that his methods led to the success of the vast majority of my class in the AP US History exam. TRUST THIS MAN, he knows his stuff.

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