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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* Microeconomics 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* Microeconomics exam is based on an in-depth analysis of the Advanced Placement* Microeconomics exam and actual AP* Microeconomics 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  Microeconomics 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* Microeconomics 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* Microeconomics exam.

Free Practice Exam
Our full-length online Microeconomics 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: 9780738609720
  • Publisher: Research & Education Association
  • Publication date: 9/20/2011
  • Series: Advanced Placement (AP) Crash Course
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 151,728
  • Age range: 16 - 18 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

David Mayer earned his B.S. in Economics from Texas A&M University and his M.Ed. in Educational Psychology from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Mr. Mayer has had an extensive career teaching economics to high school students. Since 2004, more than 400 of his students have earned college credit on the AP® Economics exams. In addition to his work in the classroom, Mr. Mayer serves as an AP® Economics consultant for the College Board and is an AP® Economics Reader and Table Leader for Educational Testing Service. He has also written several economics books and test preps.

Currently Mr. Mayer teaches AP® Economics at the Winston Churchill High School in San Antonio, Texas. He maintains an interactive website to support AP® Economics teachers ( and acts as professional mentor to new AP® Economics teachers.

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REA’s AP Microeconomics 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 Microeconomics Course Description outline and actual AP test questions.

Written by an AP teacher, our easy-to-read format gives students a crash course in Microeconomics. 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.

Unlike other test preps, REA’s AP Microeconomics 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 shows you strategies to help you build your overall point score. The author includes must-know key terms all AP Microeconomics students should know before test day.

Part II offers a Key Content Review of all the microeconomic topics tested on the AP exam, including: basic economic concepts, consumer choice theory, supply and demand, production and costs, perfect competition, factor markets, and more. In Part III, the author explains Key Microeconomics Graphs and Formulas in an easy-to-understand format.

Part IV is devoted to test-taking strategies. Our expert author gives you proven test-taking strategies to help you conquer the multiple-choice and free-response questions on the AP exam.

No matter how or when you prepare for the AP Microeconomics exam, REA’s 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 Microeconomics exam, either before or after studying this Crash Course, take our FREE online practice exam. To access your free practice exam, visit 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 Microeconomics exam!

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Table of Contents

About This Book
About Our Author

Chapter 1: How to Score Well on the AP Microeconomics Exam
Chapter 2: Key Terms

Key Content Review
Chapter 3: Basic Economic Concepts
Chapter 4: Demand and Supply
Chapter 5: Consumer-Choice Theory
Chapter 6: Production and Costs
Chapter 7: Perfect Competition
Chapter 8: Monopoly
Chapter 9: Monopolistic Competition
Chapter 10: Oligopoly
Chapter 11: Factor Markets
Chapter 12: Market Failures and the Role of Government

Key Graphs and Formulas
Chapter 13: Key Graphs
Chapter 14: Key Formulas

Test-Taking Strategies
Chapter 15: Multiple-Choice Strategies
Chapter 16: Free-Response Question Strategies
Economics Glossary

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