Barron's How to Prepare for the AP World History Advanced Placement Exam

Barron's How to Prepare for the AP World History Advanced Placement Exam

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by John McCannon
     
 


Students preparing to take the Advanced Placement Examination in World History will find two full-length model exams with answer keys plus a chronological review of world history in this valuable manual. Also featured is advice on answering the comparative essay question, as well as strategies for answering the AP exam's multiple-choice and document-based…  See more details below

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Students preparing to take the Advanced Placement Examination in World History will find two full-length model exams with answer keys plus a chronological review of world history in this valuable manual. Also featured is advice on answering the comparative essay question, as well as strategies for answering the AP exam's multiple-choice and document-based questions. The book's subject review divides world history into the following five categories: Foundations of World Civilization (4000 B.C.-1000 A.D.); World Cultures Maturing (1000-1450); World Cultures Interacting (1450-1750); World Cultures in the Modern Era (1750-1914); and The Twentieth Century and Contemporary World Cultures (1914-2005).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764132711
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Series:
Barron's how to Prepare for the AP World
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 10.78(h) x 0.91(d)

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Barron's How to Prepare for the AP World History Advanced Placement Exam 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Easy to read, in simple language but without omitting any of the essentials. This is a definite buy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This books was really helpful for the AP Exam. I recommend it over the Princeton Review, although that one is also great. I thought Baron's was more detailed but it still used easy to understand language. I studied from this and the Princeton Review book and got a 5 on the test. However don't rely on just these review guides, if you want a 5 pay attention in class and practice writing DBQs!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is decent, but includes so much information and its essays are so perfect, not very possible to write by a real high school student. I only gotta 3 on the exam with this book
Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVE THIS BOOK! it is my favorite book....EVER. i like to read it in my spare time. it is a great supplement for the exam. i got a 5 on it by the way! i owe all my success to the barrons book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I didn't learn a thing in my AP class due to an incompetent teacher, so I bought this book about a month before I took the exam. The review questions at the end of each chapter were easy, but that didn't bother me. Those questions gave me an idea of how well I comprehended the material (sometimes I read a section and then realize that I have no idea what I just read). I took one of the practice exams two days before the real exam, and I took the other the night before. THEY HELPED SO MUCH. I especially liked the explanations the book gave for each question. Also, the tips on how to take the actual test, write the essays, etc. were extremely beneficial. I just got my results 2 days ago, and I owe my 5 to this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought Barron's was great. The questions at the end of each chapter and unit were not like the ones on the exam, but they weren't meant to be. They were there to make sure you were paying attention. Barron's is very detailed, which I liked. I wish I had bought it earlier so I could have used it as a study guide for the course. If you have trouble keeping dates straight and the nitty gritty like that make a timeline for each area, it helps. If you know the information but are a bad test taker, this is not the book for you. Get sparknotes, their questions are better. Barron's definitely helped me put everything into perspective and see the connections between events,etc. I got a 5 on the exam because of Barron's.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was terrible. The questions were totally irrelevant and much easier than questions from the actual exam. Also, the review is extremely in depth (not good if you only have a few weeks to study) and covers some unnecessary information. You're much better off with the Princeton Review book. I know my results won't be in the mail for a while, but whatever I get on the AP, I won't be attributing my score to this book. Don't waste your money on this book!!!