AP Achiever: European History

AP Achiever: European History

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by Chris Freiler
     
 
Designed to help Advanced Placement students succeed in their studies and achieve a ‘5’ on the AP Exam, AP Achiever for European History provides:

  • A thorough explanation of course expectations, exam parameters, preparation suggestions, as well as comprehensive tips on writing essays for the document-based and free-response section of the Exam

Overview

Designed to help Advanced Placement students succeed in their studies and achieve a ‘5’ on the AP Exam, AP Achiever for European History provides:

  • A thorough explanation of course expectations, exam parameters, preparation suggestions, as well as comprehensive tips on writing essays for the document-based and free-response section of the Exam, all to help your students maximize studies and time.
  • Each chapter includes a thorough content review and “Heads Up!” and “Sidebar” sections designed to connect important topics, clarify common misunderstandings, or add important information to assist in preparation for the exam. This book covers standard political, diplomatic, economic, and intellectual trends, but also makes a special effort to incorporate essential social and cultural history that is increasingly emphasized on the exam. Multiple-choice, document-based questions and free-response questions with detailed answers are included for each chapter.
  • Two complete timed practice exams with detailed answers and sample essays help students gear up for your final test day.

AP Achiever for European History may be used independently or in conjunction with any European History text. For the most benefit use in conjunction with McGraw-Hill’s leading text, History of the Modern World, 10th Edition, by Palmer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073256726
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date:
01/22/2008
Series:
A/P European History Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
95,902
Product dimensions:
8.48(w) x 10.76(h) x 1.03(d)

Meet the Author

Chris Freiler has taught Advanced Placement European History at Hinsdale Central High School in Hinsdale, IL, since 1993. Before that, he taught AP United States History and Political Science at Morgan Park Academy in Chicago, IL. He has also served since 1997 as a reader and table leader for the AP European History annual exam scoring. From 1998 to 2002, Chris served on the Test Development Committee (and later as an independent consultant) for AP European History, in the process acting as the primary author for three different document-based questions used on the national exam. Recently, he was appointed to the College Board Commission to reexamine the AP European History curriculum. Beginning with the 2007 exam scoring, Chris will serve as Assistant Chief Reader. Chris earned his B.A. in history and political science from Northwestern University in 1987, graduating with Highest Distinction and an M.A. in history from the University of Virginia in 1989. He is currently working toward an M.A. in philosophy at Northern Illinois University.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Last year as I began taking AP Euro both my teacher and past students strongly recommended a review book. I was overwhelmed by how many choices there were as far as review books there are, but chose AP Achiever because I had heard others recommend it. I'm so glad I bought this book. It was a great way to review before the chapter tests, but became most important towards the end of the year, right before the AP Exam. My class had pretty much ran out of time and we were on our own to learn all material after WWII. I didn't have to time to read the textbook and instead turned to AP Achiever to learn the new material and review the old right before the exam. I guess it worked because I scored a 5! I would recommend this book to any AP Euro student.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've taught AP European History for 10 years and never recommended a review text to my students, until now. Unlike other review texts, the AP Achiever is comprehensive well balanced in terms of political/diplomatic, intellectual/cultural, and social/economic history, user-friendly and even entertaining at times. Freiler manages the broad scope of European History with humor, clarity, and the expertise of someone who has been on the inside of creating the AP Exam. I strongly recommend his text for both students and instructors.
MarcyandMarshy More than 1 year ago
This is absolutely amazing. It summarizes everything in footnotes, diagrams, outlines, and charts. a must have for those taking a Advance Placement Class for European History.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
As an AP European History student, this review book proved to be a vital asset. I often found myself reading chapters out of the review book rather than the school's book for the simple reason that AP Achiever was concise yet detailed. The author didn't drag on like in the school's book, and information that otherwise would have had me drawing blanks was displayed in a down-to-earth fashion. AP Achiever saved me hours of my life that otherwise would have been spent staring blankly at an odd-smelling textbook. In addition to that, the practice tests and sample essays proved to be a valuable asset in preparing for tests. I recommend it to any student interested in taking AP European History.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has been extremely helpful to me! I am an Advanced Placement European History student and this book has been one of my most important resources while reviewing for the AP Exam at the end of the class. Not only does this book thoroughly cover all of the material with easy-to-read charts and timelines, but it also gives useful tips on how to study. I was also able to check how well I knew about the topics using the review questions at the end of each section and the practice tests covering the whole class. I would highly recommend this book to any European History student to use as a guide to reviewing for the AP Exam and throughout the school year.