How to Prepare for the AP World History

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Two full-length model AP examinations with answer keys plus a chronological general review of world history make up the greater part of this brand new Advanced Placement test prep manual. Other helpful features include an overview of the exam, and strategies for success in answering multiple-choice and document-based questions, as well as help in answering the comparative essay question. Historical eras in the subject review fall within the five following general categories: Foundations of World Civilization ...
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Overview


Two full-length model AP examinations with answer keys plus a chronological general review of world history make up the greater part of this brand new Advanced Placement test prep manual. Other helpful features include an overview of the exam, and strategies for success in answering multiple-choice and document-based questions, as well as help in answering the comparative essay question. Historical eras in the subject review fall within the five following general 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-present).
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  • ISBN-13: 9780764118166
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/2001
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 7.78 (w) x 10.92 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Table of Contents

· Introduction
· FOUNDATIONS OF WORLD CIVILIZATION
Geographical Orientation
Building Blocks of Civilization
Major Societies, Kingdoms, and Empires to 1000 C.E.
Social Structure and Cross-Cultural Connections
Religious Traditions and Belief Systems
· WORLD CULTURES MATURING
Europe During the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
Islam in the Middle Eat and Africa
China, Japan, and East Asia
South and Southeast Asia
The Mongol Empires
Sub-Saharan Africa
The Americas
· WORLD CULTURES INTERACTING
Europe: Reformation, Absolutism, and Enlightenment
Age of Discovery, Age of Imperialism: The Western Campaign of Exploration and Colonization
Islamic Empires in the Middle East and Africa
China, Japan, and East Asia
South and Southeast Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa
The Americas as "New World"
· WORLD CULTURES IN THE MODERN ERA
The Europeans at Home: Revolution, Reaction and Reform
Industrialization and Worldwide Economic Trends
The European Abroad: Imperialism, Nationalism and Foreign Policy
The Middle East
China and Japan
India and Southeast Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa
Revolution and Consolidation in North and South America
· THE TWENTIETH CENTURY AND CONTEMPORARY WORLD CULTURES
World War I
The Twenty Years' Crisis: The World During the Interwar Period
World War II and the Holocaust
The Cold War and the New Biopolar Order
Divergent Forms of Development in the Postwar World, 1945-1991
Social Developments, Cultural Changes and Intellectual Trends
The Collapse of Communism and the End of the Cold War
Integration and Fragmentation? Globalism in the Twentieth and Early Twenty-First Centuries
· MODEL EXAMS
· INDEX
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2006

    Adequate Review, Less than Apt Questions

    Baron's exculsive guide for preparing for the AP* World History examination does a decent job conveying about 75% of the material covered in a traditional textbook. Review questions posted at the end of each chapter are NOT what the questions on the actual exam appear like.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2005

    get it only if u are not trying to cram!

    i just took the ap history exam yesterday and i have to say i am positive i got a 5 (but i dont wanna jinx myself!) i bought myself princeton first but with three days left i still felt that i didnt have enough facts in me to do well on my essays so i went to the library and got the barron's. it was a little intimidating but i finished it in 2 and a half days (DO NOT RECOMMEND DOING THIS UNLESS U HAVE A LOT OF TIME ON UR HANDS) and well after taking the test i think that u should only get barron's if u dont have a good teacher. personally i dont think barron's helped me much, princeton was better because it was more main ideas and it was better for review in short time. but i guess it just made me feel more ready. so if u are a doubtful person i would say go ahead and get barron's but if u are sure u know everything and want to brush up on earlier historical events and people i would say get princeton.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2005

    Not very happy...

    I don't really recommend this book. It had some information contradicts with my AP World textbook, but some places are okay. The practice test questions aren't that similar to the actual exam, a no-no there. Get something else. =/ You're betting on your luck when buying this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2005

    A great book

    This book is really good to prepare for the AP world history test, but you have to be willing to read because there is a lot of information to learn

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2005

    Student studying for AP in a month

    Having not taken the test yet I can't say that this is any better than anything else, but after reading most of the book and working through some tests on the subject I found Barrons to be thorough enough to be intimidating, but not thorough enough to be interesting. It gives a good picture of macro and micro history along with a little analysis and some okay practice. I would have liked them including more essay help such as answers to each chapter essay set, and there's one pseudo DBQ question. I'd suggest it to people who have little or no education on world history and plenty of time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2005

    Horrible Questions, Adequate Review Material

    If you are looking for accurate practice exams and review questions, look elsewhere. In my 10+ years as an AP World History teacher, this book has by far some of the worst practice questions I have ever seen. There is hardly any practice for the DBQ, and the essay questions that are given for comparative and change over time are hardly something one would find on the actual exam. The review material itself is adequate, although I found that there is a lot of unnecessary information included that doesn't typically show up on the exams. I would highly suggest the Princeton Review's book instead of this Barron's publication.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2004

    Very good

    A very good study guide except for helping you study for the essay questions. Barron's provide almost no help at all on that. Princeton Review goes into a little more than just writing a sample essay. I suggest you buy both this and Princeton Review, as both combined will serve you well. However, if you're close to being broke, then I recommend the Princeton Review instead.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2004

    Perfect

    This book was great. It has everything you need to know. I read this book, but i didn't take the class, and i still got a four.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2004

    Awesome

    I got this bnook like 2 months before the AP Test, being a 9th grader i was a little worried. Then i read it every so often until like 3 weeks before the test and when i took the test, the essays weren't as hard as i anticipated and i got through the multiple choice. I passed with a 4.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2004

    Okay as a supplement...

    I bought the Barron's guide at the beginning of the year; i thought it was good, but I wondered why it was so long! As I was browsing through the study section at Barnes and Noble, I found a book that finally, FINALLY, was worth the twenty bucks. That book is by the Princeton Review and I recommend it to EVERYONE taking this exam, not only because it is good, but the information is summarized. They don't include the exact dates for a lot of things because you don't need them, or the exact details. You can get really bogged down by using the Barron's book, especially for last minute study. Also, the exams in the Princeton Review's Cracking the AP World book are MUCH more like the actual exam... in fact, they are designed to look like it in every way. I do wish those of you buying the Barron's would not waste your money on a book that is way too long as a review and qualifies more as a text than anything else. It's not worth the paper it's printed on, unless you start studying early. But for AP World... who has time? <p> For those taking the exam in two days, just like me... <br> <font size=4>GOOD LUCK!</font>

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2003

    A godsend!

    Last year (2003), I was enrolled in an AP World History class. My teacher taught us how to do well on the 'test taking' aspect, but failed to adequately teach us the information. Needless to say, the week preceding the exam, I was very nervous about what my score would be. I saw a few of my friends with this AP Barron's book and took a look at it. Right away, I knew that it was a must-have item. I sent my dad out to the bookstore and he picked one up. With only three days until the exam, I read about 150 pages of World History a day. Actually, drilled into my head 150 pages a day. I highlighted, took marginal notes, the whole thing. When the test day came, the multiple choice section was not a breeze, but from what it sounds like, a whole lot easier for me than for my friends. The essays I wrote had a great deal of specifics. The mail to my house, for some reason is always one day later than everyone else so I had to hear all my friends' scores without knowing mine. It didn't sound good. I heard a lot of 3s and 2s. I was in a panic. Then, the day came and I got my score - a FIVE! I am sure that this book, with its amazing summaries of the need-to-know items and practice questions, helped me to achieve this goal. An absolute best buy for any AP world history student.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2003

    A great way to prep for the ap world history test

    This book is really great. It really help you prep for the ap world history test. I wouldn't recommend the other ap world history prep books because they don't help you at all. This is the only book that will really help with your ap score.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2003

    Fantastic Guide for the AP Exam

    This is a fantastic book for anyone who plans on taking the AP World History exam. I took AP World History in the fall of 2002, and I remember that after walking out of the class the last day of history, I had no clue, not an inkling, about World History at all. I felt that I was going to fail the test for sure because I could only name off the top of my head just a few people from world history. I ended up buying the Barron's guide to AP World History at Barnes & Noble. Great Decision! There are 7 sections in this book: 1 & 2 are an introduction to the test for anyone who is not familiar with the format, 3 through 6 is all the text about world history broken up in 35 different chapters, and unit 7 has two model examinations that even has answers to the multiple choice questions and sample answers for the essays and DBQs (document-based questions). Each chapter has a quick review and at the end of every unit there are 3 sample essay questions and 20 multiple-choice questions. If you are planning on taking the AP World History test, prepare with this book. I only read three quarters of this book, and I probably only did one of the model examinations, and I made a 4 on the test (The scores range from 1-5 with 5 being the highest). A lot of colleges will take a 3 but if you want to go to a prestigious college, plan on making at least a 4. I'm so confident with the Barron's guides that I am not going to take the AP U.S. History class (I am now a junior), and instead I am just going to buy the Barron's U.S. History book (or get it at the library) and read it. It took me about 3 months to go through three quarters of the book, but I am a slow reader. I am very pleased with the results I got with the Barron's How to Prepare for the AP World History Advanced Placement Examination guide.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2002

    Better Than Nothing

    I wouldn't say this book is that great, my AP World History class is really though and the material in this book is definatley at more of a regents level, though since my text book is hard to get through, it's a nice overview.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2002

    Excellent Book

    This is the ONLY book (If it was published earlier, I'd even use it to study for my test during the regular year) you will need to score well on your AP Exam. If you read this book and i mean reading not skimming you will know everything there is possibly to know about world history (start atleast 2 weeks pior to the AP; it's quite lengthy). The first section of each chapter is broken into the 7 themes that will appear on the AP (only one is chosen each year). The rest is very simplified date by date account of 2000 years. Thanks to this book (and not to my teacher) I received a 5 on my exam this year.

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