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Late getting started? Facing too many AP* tests? Use this course to learn the most in the least time!

Study Only What You Need to Know
REA’s Crash Course for the AP* European History exam is based on an in-depth analysis of the Advanced ...

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Late getting started? Facing too many AP* tests? Use this course to learn the most in the least time!

Study Only What You Need to Know
REA’s Crash Course for the AP* European History exam is based on an in-depth analysis of the Advanced Placement* European History exam and actual AP* European History test questions. It covers only the information tested on the exam, so you can make the most of your study time.

Expert Test-Taking Strategies
Developed by an Advanced Placement* teacher with many years of classroom experience, this Crash Course presents detailed, question-level strategies for answering both the multiple-choice and essay questions. By following the author’s expert advice, you can boost your score in every section of the AP* European History test.

Key Terms You Must Know
Knowing the right terminology can make a real difference in your AP* score. Our expert advice includes the key terms you need to know before taking the AP* European History exam.

Free Practice Exam
Our full-length online AP* European History practice exam includes every topic and type of question found on the actual exam. It offers timed testing, automatic scoring, and detailed explanations of answers. Helpful diagnostics pinpoint where you’re strongest and where you need to focus.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738606613
  • Publisher: Research & Education Association
  • Publication date: 9/15/2009
  • Series: Advanced Placement (AP) Crash Course
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 42,312
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Larry Krieger earned his B.A. and M.A.T. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his M.A. from Wake Forest University. In a career spanning more than 35 years, Mr. Krieger has taught a variety of AP® subjects including American History, World History, European History, American Government, and Art History. His popular courses were renowned for their energetic presentations, commitment to scholarship, and helping students achieve high AP® exam scores.

All of Mr. Krieger’s students scored above a 3, with most students scoring a 4 or a 5. In 2004 and 2005, the College Board recognized Mr. Krieger as one of the nation’s foremost AP® teachers.

Mr. Krieger’s success has extended far beyond the classroom. He is the author of several widely used American History and World History textbooks, along with REA’s Art History test preparation guide.

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REA’s AP European History Crash Course is the first book of its kind for the last-minute studier or any AP student who wants a quick refresher on the course. The Crash Course is based upon a careful analysis of the AP European History Course Description outline and actual AP test questions. 

Written by an expert who has studied the AP European History (APEURO) exam content for 20 years, our easy-to-read format gives students a crash course in the major ideas and events in European history. The targeted review chapters prepare students for the exam by focusing on the important topics tested on the AP European History exam. 

Unlike other test preps, REA’s AP European History Crash Course gives you a review specifically focused on what you really need to study in order to ace the exam. The review chapters offer you a concise way to learn all the important facts, terms, and key themes before the exam. 

The introduction discusses the keys for success and shows you strategies to help you build your overall point score. It also gives you a list of Key Terms that you absolutely, positively have to know. Parts Two and Three are composed of chapters offering chronological and thematic reviews. Each chapter presents the essential information you need to know about European History. 

Part Four focuses exclusively on the format of the AP European History exam. Each chapter in this section explains specific strategies for the multiple-choice questions, the document-based question and the free-response essays. 

No matter how or when you prepare for the AP European History exam, REA’s Crash Course will show you how to study efficiently and strategically, so you can boost your score! 

If you would like to assess your test readiness for the AP European History exam after studying this Crash Course, you can access a complimentary full-length AP European History practice exam at www.rea.com/crashcourse.
This true-to-format test includes detailed explanations of all answers and will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses before taking the actual exam. 

Good luck on your AP European History exam! 

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Table of Contents


About This Book
About Our Author

Chapter 1 - Eight Keys for Success on the AP European History Exam
Chapter 2 - Key Terms

PART 2: Chronological Review  
Chapter 3 - The Italian Renaissance
Chapter 4 - The Northern Renaissance
Chapter 5 - The Reformation 
Chapter 6 - The Catholic Reformation and the Wars of Religion
Chapter 7 - The Age of Exploration and the Commercial Revolution
Chapter 8 - Constitutionalism: The Dutch Republic and England, 1600–1689
Chapter 9 - Absolutism in Western Europe: France and Spain, 1589–1715
Chapter 10 - Absolutism in Eastern Europe, 1600–1725
Chapter 11 - The Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment
Chapter 12 - Peace, War, and Enlightened Despots, 1715–1789
Chapter 13 - Life and Culture in Eighteenth-Century Europe
Chapter 14 - The French Revolution and Napoleon
Chapter 15 - Restoration, Romanticism, and Revolution
Chapter 16 - The Industrial Revolution
Chapter 17 - Nationalism, Realpolitick, and Realism, 1850–1871
Chapter 18 - Industry, Mass Politics, and Culture, 1871–1914
Chapter 19 - War and Revolution 
Chapter 20 - The Age of Anxiety
Chapter 21 - Depression, Dictators, and World War II
Chapter 22 - The Cold War and Beyond

PART 3: Key Themes and Facts  
Chapter 23 - Key Figures in European Intellectual History
Chapter 24 - Key Events in European Diplomatic History
Chapter 25 - Key Events, Trends, and Figures in European Women’s History

PART 4: Test-Taking Strategies  
Chapter 26 - Strategies for the Multiple-Choice Questions 
Chapter 27 - Strategies for the Document-Based  Essay Question 
Chapter 28 - Strategies for the Free-Response Essays 

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  • Posted May 9, 2011


    If you're taking the AP Euro exam, you ABSOLUTELY MUST buy this book. This book is concise, only lists the important stuff that you need to know, and it's easy to read. It will be a HUGE help to you with studying for the AP Euro exam!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2010

    Fantastic! Necessary for success!

    This is a book that is basically a combo of all of the past AP European History exams, with all the info you could possibly need to succeed. They keep it simple and if you study the book's info you are definitely going to think the test is a breeze!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2013


    Pissed off

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2013

    So thankful for this book! My teacher was utterly horrific at &q

    So thankful for this book! My teacher was utterly horrific at "teaching" my class anything about European history, so everyone essentially was self-studying for the exam. This was kind of the "go-to" book for my classmates and me. Crash Course refrained from unnecessary complexity, wording, and information, while also being extremely well organized. It has a sort of glossary for common terms and essentials as well as tips for each part of the exam. Having already taken and passed the exam, I can say that all the suggestions were really valid, and I honestly believe it was such a good tool for any student to study in preparation for the AP test! It's totally worth the small sum of money, and it comes with a code to take an online full-length exam (though I faced some technical difficulties with it). I wouldn't recommend solely using this book to study,- it's probably best to combine it with another, longer prep book- but, this is totally the book to buy if you are short on time to prepare for the exam. Good luck! I think you'll be extremely satisfied with what REA's Crash Course has to offer!    

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