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REA's Crash Course for the AP® U.S. Government & Politics Exam - Gets You a Higher Advanced Placement® Score in Less Time

Crash Course is perfect for the time-crunched student, the last-minute studier, or anyone who wants a refresher on the subject.

Are you crunched for time? Have you started studying for your Advanced Placement® U.S. Government & Politics exam yet? How will you memorize everything you...

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Overview

REA's Crash Course for the AP® U.S. Government & Politics Exam - Gets You a Higher Advanced Placement® Score in Less Time

Crash Course is perfect for the time-crunched student, the last-minute studier, or anyone who wants a refresher on the subject.

Are you crunched for time? Have you started studying for your Advanced Placement® U.S. Government & Politics exam yet? How will you memorize everything you need to know before the test? Do you wish there was a fast and easy way to study for the exam AND boost your score?

If this sounds like you, don't panic. REA's Crash Course for AP® U.S. Government & Politics is just what you need. Our Crash Course gives you:

Targeted, Focused Review - Study Only What You Need to Know
The Crash Course is based on an in-depth analysis of the AP® U.S. Government & Politics course description outline and actual AP® test questions. It covers only the information tested on the exam, so you can make the most of your valuable study time. Our easy-to-read format gives you a crash course in the major ideas and concepts in government and politics, including constitutional underpinnings of the U.S. government, political culture, federalism, civil rights/civil liberties, elections & campaigns, congress, the presidency & the executive branch, and more.

Expert Test-taking Strategies
Written by a former AP® teacher, the author’s question-level strategy and advice explains how to handle the multiple-choice and free-response questions so you can raise your overall point score!

Key Terms You Must Know
Mastering AP® vocabulary terms is an easy way to increase your total score. Our AP® expert gives you the key terms all AP® U.S. Government & Politics students must know before test day.

Take REA's FREE Practice Exam
After studying the material in the Crash Course, go to the online REA Study Center and test what you've learned. Our free practice exam features timed testing, detailed explanations of answers, and automatic scoring analysis. The exam is balanced to include every topic and type of question found on the actual AP® exam, so you know you're studying the smart way.

Whether you're cramming for the test at the last minute, looking for extra review, or want to study on your own in preparation for the exams - this is the study guide every AP® U.S. Government & Politics student must have.

When it's crucial crunch time and your Advanced Placement® exam is just around the corner, you need REA's Crash Course for AP® U.S. Government & Politics!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738608099
  • Publisher: Research & Education Association
  • Publication date: 12/4/2009
  • Series: Advanced Placement (AP) Crash Course
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 42,351
  • Age range: 16 - 18 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (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.

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ABOUT THIS BOOK   

REA’s AP U.S. Government and Politics 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 U.S. Government and Politics Course Description outline and actual AP test questions.  

Written by an expert who has studied the AP U.S. Government and Politics exam content, our easy-to-read format gives students a crash course in the major ideas and events in U.S. government and politics. The targeted review chapters prepare students for the exam by focusing on the important topics tested on the AP U.S. Government and Politics exam.  

Unlike other test preps, REA’s AP U.S. Government and Politics 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 content and factual reviews. Each chapter presents the essential information you need to know about U.S. Government and Politics.  

Part Four focuses exclusively on the format of the AP U.S. Government and Politics exam. Each chapter in this section explains specific strategies for the multiple-choice questions and the free-response essays. 

No matter how or when you prepare for the AP U.S. Government and Politics 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 U.S. Government and Politics exam after studying this Crash Course, you can access a complimentary full-length AP U.S. Government and Politics 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 U.S. Government and Politics exam! 

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Table of Contents

About This Book v

About Our Author vi

Acknowledgments vi

Part I Introduction

Chapter 1 Seven Keys for Success on the AP U.S. Government and Politics Exam 3

Chapter 2 Key Terms 7

Part II Key Content Review

Chapter 3 The Constitution 19

Chapter 4 Federalism 35

Chapter 5 Political Beliefs and Public Opinion 45

Chapter 6 Voters and Voter Behavior 51

Chapter 7 Political Parties 57

Chapter 8 Interest Groups 65

Chapter 9 The Mass Media 75

Chapter 10 Congress 79

Chapter 11 Presidential Elections and the Presidency 93

Chapter 12 The Federal Bureaucracy 107

Chapter 13 The Federal Court System 113

Chapter 14 The Federal Budget and Social Security 121

Chapter 15 Civil Liberties 127

Chapter 16 Civil Rights 139

Part III Key Themes and Facts

Chapter 17 The Top 30 Supreme Court Cases 149

Chapter 18 The Top 10 Acts of Congress 155

Chapter 19 The Top 20 Topics 159

Part IV Test-Taking Strategies

Chapter 20 Strategies for the Multiple-Choice Questions 169

Chapter 21 Strategies for the Free-Response Questions 177

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2014

    I felt like it really prepared me and it got me a 5, so what mor

    I felt like it really prepared me and it got me a 5, so what more can you ask for?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    The best book for the lazy, the procrastinators, and the too-many-APs guy

    This Crash Course is literally an answer book for the Government AP. It is great in so many ways. Not only does a review of this book guarantee a 5, but the fact that everything comes in a bulleted format, meaning reading the whole book only takes 3-4 hours. And that's what makes this review book so much better than the others. That it can convey the necessary information and only the necessary information in a still thorough way. One read through of this book the night before the AP is all that's really necessary for a 4 or 5.

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