AP Macroeconomics Crash Course

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CRASH COURSE FOR THE AP* MACROECONOMICS EXAM – GET A HIGHER SCORE IN LESS TIME

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* Macroeconomics exam is based on an in-depth analysis of the Advanced Placement* ...

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Overview


CRASH COURSE FOR THE AP* MACROECONOMICS EXAM – GET A HIGHER SCORE IN LESS TIME

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* Macroeconomics exam is based on an in-depth analysis of the Advanced Placement* Macroeconomics exam and actual AP* Macroeconomics 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  Macroeconomics Crash Course presents detailed, question-level strategies for answering both the multiple-choice and free-response questions. By following the AP* author’s advice, you can boost your score in every section of the AP* Macroeconomics test.

Key Formulas and Definitions You Must Know
Knowing the right terminology can make a real difference in your AP* score. Our expert advice includes the key formulas and definitions you need to know before taking the AP* Macroeconomics exam.

Free Practice Exam
Our full-length online Macroeconomics 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. It even provides helpful diagnostics to pinpoint where you’re strongest and where you need to focus.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738609713
  • Publisher: Research & Education Association
  • Publication date: 9/20/2011
  • Series: Advanced Placement (AP) Crash Course
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 110,414
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Jason Welker teaches economics to nearly 100 students from 40 countries each year. Jason writes a blog for Economics students around the world which can be read at www.welkerswikinomics.com. He has also led workshops on technology in the Economics classroom at AP® Summer Institutes and at the National Center for Economics Education conference in Washington, D.C.

He has recently completed a textbook for the IB Economics curriculum, and is constantly developing and making available many other resources for Econ students through his website. His latest venture, Macroeconomics Crash Course, provides students with a powerful resource for use in preparation for their AP® exams.

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

REA’s AP Macroeconomics 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 on a careful analysis of the AP Macroeconomics Course Description outline and actual AP test questions released by the College Board.

Written by an AP teacher, our easy-to-read format gives students a crash course in Macroeconomics. This review will prepare you for test day by focusing on important topics frequently seen on the AP Macroeconomics exam.

Unlike other test preps, REA’s AP Macroeconomics Crash Course gives you a review specifically focused on what you really need to study in order to ace the exam. The introduction discusses the keys for success and includes a list of terms all AP Macroeconomics students must
know.

The targeted review chapters are grouped by topics, offering you a concise way to learn all the important ideas, facts, and terms before exam day. The author gives you expert test-taking strategies to conquer the multiple-choice and free-response questions on the exam. No matter how or when you prepare for the AP exam, REA’s AP Macroeconomics Crash Course will show you how to study efficiently and strategically, so you can boost your score!

To check your test readiness for the AP Macroeconomics exam, either before or after studying this Crash Course, take our online practice exam. To access your free practice exam, visit www.rea.com/crashcourse and follow the on-screen instructions. This true-to-format test features
automatic scoring of the multiple-choice questions and detailed explanations of all answers. Our diagnostic analysis will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses, so you’ll be ready on exam day!

Good luck on your AP Macroeconomics exam!

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Table of Contents


About This Book
About Our Author
Acknowledgments

INTRODUCTION
Chapter 1: Keys for Success on the AP Macroeconomics Exam
Chapter 2: Key Formulas and Definitions for AP Macroeconomics

Basic Economic Concepts
Chapter 3: Basic Economic Concepts
Chapter 4: Supply, Demand, and Equilibrium in Product Markets

Measurement of Economic Performance
Chapter 5: National Income Accounts
Chapter 6: Inflation Measurement and Adjustment
Chapter 7: UnemploymentPART

National Income and Price Determination
Chapter 8: Aggregate Demand
Chapter 9: Aggregate Supply
Chapter 10: Macroeconomic Equilibrium in the AD/AS Model

Financial Sector
Chapter 11: Money, Banking, and Financial Markets
Chapter 12: Central Bank and Control of the Money Supply

Macroeconomic Policies, Inflation, and Unemployment
Chapter 13: Fiscal and Monetary Policies
Chapter 14: Inflation and Unemployment

Economic Growth and Productivity
Chapter 15: Sources of Economic Growth and Productivity

Open Economy: International Trade and Finance
Chapter 16: Balance of Payments Accounts
Chapter 17: Foreign Exchange Market

Test-Taking Strategies
Chapter 18: Strategies for the Multiple-Choice Questions
Chapter 19: Strategies for the Free-Response Questions
Economics Glossary

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